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. For more information, click here…
Abbas, Tarek A.
The Ubiquitin System and Human Cancer
Neurobiology of the autonomic nervous system and the homeostatic control of breathing
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
Molecular mechanisms linking innate immune and insulin signaling to control cell growth and metabolism
Bloom, George S.
Pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders
Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms underlying metabolic disease
Bushweller, John H.
Drug Development Targeting Transcription Drivers in Cancer; Structure/Function Studies of Transcription Factor Drivers in Cancer
The Neurobiology of Energy Balance
Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits
Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics
Creutz, Carl E.
Calcium-dependent, membrane-binding proteins and mechanisms of exocytosis
Criss, Alison K.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis
Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development
Desai, Bimal N.
Ion channels and Ca2+-signaling in inflammation, immunity and tissue homeostasis
Innate immunity, chronic disease, host-parasite interactions, Toxoplasma gondii, proteomics
Eyo, Ukpong Bassey
Brain metabolism, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease
Acute Myeloid Leukemia: molecular and cellular biology events which mediate aberrant epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms during disease establishment and progression
Exploring new therapeutics avenues to treat Multiple Sclerosis.
Gilliard, Robert Jerard
Synthetic Chemistry: Main-Group and Organometallic Chemistry, Bond Activation and Catalysis, Hybrid Materials
Goldfarb, Adam N.
Hematopathology and Understanding the Molecular Basis of Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis
Harris, Tajie H.
Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS
Harris, Thurl E
Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis.
Hirschi, Karen Kemper
Understanding Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Blood Vessel Formation
Chemical Biology, Lipid Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Mass Spectrometry
Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.
Janes, Kevin A.
Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology.
Lung injury and repair, sepsis
Advancement in the design of imaging agents; molecular imaging and radiological sciences.
Mechanisms of Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian and Other Gynecologic Malignancies
Role of lipid oxidation products in inflammation and vascular immunology in atherosclerosis and diabetes
Composition, Biophysics and Physiology of Cellular Membranes
Loughran, Jr., Thomas P
Hematologic malignancies; bone marrow disorders; leukemia; large granular lymphocyte (LGL)
Lynch, Kevin R.
Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate
Lynch, Wendy J.
Behavioral Pharmacology, Sex Differences, Animal Models of Addiction
McNamara, Coleen A.
Immune System Regulation of Cardiometabolic Disease
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
Exploring epilepsy circuits then preventing seizures using gene therapies. Developing drug-inducible genetic switches for insulin replacement gene therapies.
Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy in meiosis and mitosis
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 and inflammation, small molecule approaches to drug discovery
Sheynkman, Gloria M.
Proteoform Systems Biology: proteogenomic approaches to uncover the role of proteomic variation in human disease
Smith, Jeffrey S.
Transcriptional Silencing and Aging in Yeast
Identify the calcium signaling abnormalities that lead to vascular dysfunction and blood pressure elevation in cardiovascular disorders
Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Development of the nervous system: cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in axon and dendrite growth.
Zhu, J. Julius
Neural Circuits in Healthy and Diseased Brains
Early detection, cancer prevention, and tumor microenvironment