Pharmacology

Student in lab with Microscope The Ph.D. program in Pharmacology is designed to provide students with training in the Pharmacological Sciences and thus prepare them for a career in modern biomedical research. Through a combination of laboratory research and didactic coursework, our program prepares students to shape the future and leave a mark on the world by pioneering the development of exciting and powerful new treatments, cures, and therapies while expanding our knowledge of human disease.

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Program Faculty

  • Barrett, Paula Q.

    Regulation of low-voltage activated T-type Ca2+ channel activity by kinases and heterotrimeric G-proteins and their roles in physiological responses.

  • Bayliss, Douglas A.

    Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons

  • Beenhakker, Mark P.

    Circuit mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy

  • Bland, Michelle

    Molecular mechanisms linking inflammation and insulin signaling to control cell growth and metabolism

  • Bochkis, Irina

    Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms underlying metabolic disease

  • Brautigan, David L.

    Protein Phosphorylation in Cell Signaling

  • Bushweller, John H.

    Drug Development Targeting Transcription Drivers in Cancer; Structure/Function Studies of Transcription Factor Drivers in Cancer; Structural Studies of Membrane Proteins

  • Christ, George

    Functional Genomics

  • Columbus, Linda

    Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics

  • Corwin, Jeffrey T.

    Regeneration and Developmental Biology of the Hearing and Balance Organs in the Vertebrate Ear.

  • Creutz, Carl E.

    Calcium-dependent, membrane-binding proteins and mechanisms of exocytosis

  • Criss, Alison K.

    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis

  • Desai, Bimal N.

    Ion channels and Ca2+-signaling in inflammation, immunity and tissue homeostasis

  • Dutta, Anindya

    Genomic Instability in Cancer Cells; Noncoding RNAs in differentiation and cancer

  • Gaultier, Alban

    Exploring new therapeutics avenues to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Goldfarb, Adam N.

    Hematopathology and Understanding the Molecular Basis of Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis

  • Guyenet, Patrice G.

    Neural control of blood pressure and respiration

  • Harris, Thurl E

    Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis.

  • Hsu, Ku-Lung

    Chemical Biology, Lipid Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Mass Spectrometry

  • Isakson, Brant

    Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.

  • Janes, Kevin A.

    Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology.

  • Kadl, Alexandra

    Lung injury and repair, sepsis

  • Kelly, Kimberly

    Advancement in the design of imaging agents; molecular imaging and radiological sciences.

  • Kester, Mark

    Nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery

  • Kinsey, Gilbert

    Acute Kidney Injury, Regulatory T Cells, Innate Immune Response

  • Kipnis, Jonathan

    Neuroimmunology and glia biology in cognition, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

  • Landen, Charles

    Mechanisms of Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Malignancies

  • Lazo, John S.

    The mechanism of action of small molecules and the fundamental biological role of protein tyrosine phosphatases

  • Leitinger, Norbert

    Role of lipid oxidation products in inflammation and vascular immunology in atherosclerosis and diabetes

  • Loughran, Jr., Thomas P

    Hematologic malignancies; bone marrow disorders; leukemia; large granular lymphocyte (LGL)

  • Lynch, Kevin R.

    Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate

  • McNamara, Coleen A.

    Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Diabetes

  • Nakamoto, Robert K.

    Structure-Function of Active Transporters

  • Peirce-Cottler, Shayn M.

    Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Computational Systems Biology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Stem Cell Therapies

  • Perez-Reyes, Edward

    Exploring epilepsy circuits then preventing seizures using AAV-based gene therapies.

  • Ravichandran, Kodi S.

    Apoptotic cell clearance mechanisms in health and disease

  • Saucerman, Jeffrey J.

    Roles of complex signaling networks involved in the regulation of cardiovascular function and disease

  • Schulman, Ira G.

    Regulation of transcription by nuclear hormone receptors, transcriptional control of metabolism, atherosclerosis, Small molecule approaches to drug discovery

  • Scott, Michael M.

    Investigation of the neuronal circuits and epigenetic modifications involved in the control of food intake, impulsivity and novelty seeking behavior

  • Sonkusare, Swapnil

    Microcirculation, vascular ion channels, calcium signaling mechanisms, endothelial cells, hypertension

  • Yan, Zhen

    Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity

  • Zhu, J. Julius

    Neural Circuits in Healthy and Diseased Brains

  • Zong, Hui

    Early detection, cancer prevention, and tumor microenvironment