Pharmacology PhD Program


In addition to their laboratory rotations and attendance at research seminars, IBS students take four didatic courses in the Fall and Spring semesters of their first year. The IBS website has a full description of the first-year curriculum. After transferring to the Pharmacology program, students are expected to take courses in Principles of Drug Action, and Molecular Drug Targets and Therapeutics.

Training Opportunities

In addition to formal coursework, students have opportunities to learn about research by attending research seminars, discussing current research issues in various journal clubs, and by traveling to national conferences to present their research data.

Research That Matters

Our faculty's research programs can be grouped into areas critical to human health: 
Cancer/cell growth (G. Chen, Craven, Huang, Kilgore, Luo, Plattner, She, Swanson, Wu, Xu and Yang)
Neuroscience (Blalock, G. Chen, K. Chen, Head, Landfield, Luo, Norris, Porter and Thibault)
Cardiovascular system (Cassis, F. Despa, S. Despa, Lee, Loria, Yiannikouris)
Metabolic diseases (Cassis, F. Despa, S. Despa, Loria, Nikolajczyk, Yiannikouris)

The faculty's specific research interests are described on their individual web pages. 

Detailed Description of the Graduate Program Pharmacology GS Handbook* 

NOTICE*: Although every effort is made to ensure that the Pharmacology Graduate Handbook is accurate and up to date, it is provided for the convenience of the user and should not be considered the official version. The official version of this material is available in the Pharmacology administrative offices. The user is advised to refer to and rely upon the official version of this material when making significant decisions or judgments.