The Department of Pharmacology has a three-fold mission:


To provide high quality teaching of the principles of pharmacology and the application of pharmacology to the biomedical sciences for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional school students.


To conduct high-impact research that advances the fundamental knowledge of drug action ranging from molecular mechanisms to clinical translation, by using interdisciplinary approaches in our research and involving students in our discovery efforts.


To perform meaningful service to the Medical School, the University, and local, national and international communities by acting as an important source for pharmacologic and scientific expertise.