The Department of Pharmacology has a three-fold mission:


To conduct high-impact research that advances our understanding of drug action – from structures and biological mechanisms to clinical translation – while engaging the next generation of scientists and medical professionals in our discovery efforts.


To convey fundamental principles of pharmacology, as well as contemporary drug-based therapies to treat medical problems, to students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school programs.


To make meaningful service contributions to the department, college, university, and community, while also serving as critical resources of scientific expertise at the national and international levels.