The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan

Pharmacology is the study of how drugs affect the body and how the body affects drugs. Pharmacology is one of the most exciting areas of biomedical research because you can have a real impact on human health while working in the lab. Pharmacology is multidisciplinary, bringing together ideas from chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology and integrative biology to create a comprehensive framework for understanding and treating disease.

Here, at the University of Michigan Department of Pharmacology, we have assembled a diverse group of outstanding scientists who work together to advance the forefronts of new knowledge to develop novel therapeutic approaches for treatment of disease. There are a number of exciting opportunities for students to work with leaders in the field in one of the top Pharmacology departments in the world.


Kudos to us! In spite of COVID, Michigan Pharmacology sustained a high level of productivity.


March 23, 2021

Welcome Dr. Shoji Maeda!

We are very excited to share the news that Dr. Shoji Maeda has agreed to join the tenure track faculty of Michigan Pharmacology! Dr. Maeda is currently a Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Kobilka at Stanford University.

February 17, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Traynor and Dr. Jutkiewicz!

Congratulations to Dr. John Traynor, Councilor, and Dr. Emily Jutkiewicz, Chair-elect of the Division for Behavioral Pharmacology, of the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics. They will begin their terms on July 1, 2021.