The Department of Pharmacology offers one of the country's top-rated graduate programs, teaches undergraduate students, and conducts high-impact research.

What is Pharmacology? - With Department Symbol

Pharmacology explores the mechanisms that drugs use to cause therapeutic effects.

The basic principle of pharmacology is that therapeutic agents are effective because they mimic or block molecules that regulate natural processes like blood pressure, organ development, and pain perception.

 

We Are An Inclusive Community

The Department of Pharmacology welcomes people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and ethnic groups. We support and welcome diversity, and know that diversity makes us stronger. We can only accomplish our goals by valuing a wide variety of perspectives and ideas.

 

Education Programs

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We provide high quality teaching of the principles of pharmacology and the application of pharmacology to the biomedical sciences.

 

Research & Discovery

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The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota conduct's high-impact research that advances the fundamental knowledge of drug action.

 

Seminars & Events

Pharmacology Thesis Defense Seminar

"Regulation and Function of the Phosphatase PHLPP2 in Leukemia"

July 31
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2-101 NHH

Yan Yan
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota


Student Seminars

"TBA"

Thursday, August 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2-520 Moos Tower

Allison Anderson
2nd Year Ph.D. Student
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

"TBA"

Thursday, August 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2-520 Moos Tower

Baovi Vo
2nd Year Ph.D. Student
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

"TBA"

Thursday, August 22
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2-101 NHH

Abir Majumdar
2nd Year Ph.D. Student
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota


 

News Highlights

Dr. Bryant Moeller completes Pharmacology Ph.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Bryant Moeller for successfully defending his thesis and completing his doctorate in Pharmacology!

Please congratulate Dr. Moeller on this important milestone in his career!


Dr. Nicholas Levinson has been awarded an NIH R21 Grant

Dr. Nicholas Levinson has successfully secutred an NIH R21 Grant entitled "A Novel time-resolved flourescence-based high-throughput screening technology for discovering allosteric kinase inhibitors".

Please congratulate the Levinson Lab on their latest achievement!


Dr. Tanya Freedman has been appointed to a Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Dr. Tanya Freedmna has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the tenure stream. Dr. Freedman began her appointment on July 10, 2017. We look forward to her continued contributions to our mission.
Please join us in congratulating her on this important achievement!


Dr. Stanley Thayer has been awarded an NIH R21 Grant

Dr. Stanley Thayer has secured an NIH R21 Grant entitled "Synapse loss induced by HIV-1 proteins in the presence of ART and drugs of abuse".

Please congratulate the Thayer Lab on their latest achievement!


New Publications by Dr. Jill Siegfried

Dr. Jill Siegfried has published two papers in Oncotarget and Cancer entitled:

Please congratulate the Siegfried lab on their latest achievement!