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Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology is a broad and integrative discipline that focuses on the interaction of living cells with the regulatory molecules in their environment. It is a diverse science that proves basic mechanisms of molecular and cellular function with the knowledge that unraveling these mechanisms will lead to new therapeutic approaches to a variety of diseases. The Department of Pharmacology has a unique role within the basic biomedical sciences: to conduct investigations into the fundamental principles of cell function and translate these findings to clinical applications.

Our faculty offer a variety of exciting research opportunities in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, including the following Research Interests:

  • Animal Models of Substance Use Disorder/Addiction
  • Cardiovascular/Respiratory Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolism
  • Neuroscience

 

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Research in Motion: Shengyi Iris Sun, PhD

Our research focuses on protein quality control process in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is an important hub for protein production in the cells. —Shengyi Iris Sun, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

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Bena Chan

Pharmacology Graduate Student Bena Chan Receives F31 Funding

Congratulations to Bena Chan on receiving funding from an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for her grant proposal: “Mutual regulation between membrane rafts and protein condensates in T cell activation”.

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Mark Beenhakker

Mark Beenhakker Receives Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellowship

Congratulations to Pharmacology’s Mark Beenhakker, PhD, who was selected as a member of the second cohort of Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellows.

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Mark Beenhakker, PhD, Receives Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellowship!

Congratulations to Pharmacology's Mark Beenhakker, PhD, who was selected as a member of the second cohort of Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellows. The Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellowship program was launched last…

Pharmacology Graduate Student Bena Chan Receives F31 Funding

Congratulations to Bena Chan on receiving funding from an F31 fellowship from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for her grant proposal: “Mutual regulation between membrane rafts and…

Pharmacology Emeriti Professors’s Company, KeViRx, Inc. Awarded $1.99 Million

UVA Pharmacology Emeriti Professors John Lazo and Elizabeth Sharlow, who are co-founders of the pharmaceutical company KeViRx, Inc. have been granted $1.99 million to advance their first-in-class small molecule platform…

Research in Motion: Shengyi Iris Sun, PhD

Our research focuses on protein quality control process in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is an important hub for protein production in the cells. —Shengyi Iris Sun, PhD, Associate Professor, Department…

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Pharmacology Seminar by Dr. Heather Ferris

[Pinn Hall 5023] Pharmacology Seminar by Dr. Heather Ferris
Sep
26

Pharmacology Seminar by Dr. Brant Isakson

[Pinn Hall 5023] Pharmacology Seminar by Dr. Brant Isakson
Oct
10

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