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Kudos to Dr. Kodi Ravichandran: Surprise Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery


The Pharmacology Department would like to extend a huge congrats to Dr. Kodi Ravichandran (PSTG Preceptor and Chair of Microbilogy) and his team of researchers for their new exciting discovery!…

Kudos to Dr. Zhen Yan: Exercise Before Surgery Can Protect Muscles and Nerves


The Pharmacology Department would like to congratulate Dr. Zhen Yan and his team of researchers for their new findings in studying how the body is damaged by the restoration of blood flow.…

Breaking News: $120 Million Gift is Largest in University History


The University of Virginia today announced plans to establish a School of Data Science, an effort made possible in part by the largest private gift in the institution’s 200-year history.…

It’s almost that time again: Spring 2019 Journal Club Schedule Announced!


We are excited to be starting Journal Club in just a few short weeks ! Presentations will begin on February 12 with Brady Barron from the Ravichandran Lab presenting. Please visit the below link for the full…

ATTN: Pharm Labs- Are you up for the challenge?


Registration for the 2019 International Laboratory Freezer Challenge is now OPEN. Registration closes on Friday, February 1st at 5pm. Labs have until May 1st to fill out and submit their…

James Eaton Wins 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Award


Pharmacology Graduate Student James Eaton won the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Pharmacology. James is a trainee in Thurl Harris's lab, where his research project centers around his own…

Kudos to Kathryn Marqueen


Congratulations to Kathryn Marqueen, undergraduate student in Norbert Leitinger's lab, who recently received the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award and the Minerva Award, both representing outstanding undergraduate research projects.

Nanotechnology Expert Mark Kester Joins Pharmacology Faculty


Mark Kester, Ph.D. joined us as a Professor of Pharmacology in January. He will also serve as co-director of U.Va.'s Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research,…

Leishmaniasis Discovery by Elizabeth Sharlow and John Lazo


Pharmacology Faculty Elizabeth Sharlow and John Lazo, in collaboration with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, made an important discovery that the arthritis drug Auranofin is an effective treatment…

Joseph Larner Passes Away at 93


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joseph Larner, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology, who passed away on January 28, 2014. Dr. Larner maintained an active role in the department…