Pharmacology

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.

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

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May 18, 2021

Congratulations to Julie Philippe Gupta, successfully defended her thesis!

Julie Philippe Gupta (Jenkins Lab), defended on May 13, 2021. Her thesis title " Ankyrin-B is Lipid-Modified by S-Palmitoylation to Promote Dendritic Membrane Scaffolding of Voltage Gated Sodium Channel Nav1.2 in Neurons ”. Kudos to her mentor Dr. Paul Jenkins.

Congratulations Julie!