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.


September 19, 2023

Kassidy Jungles awarded CEW+ Fellowship for the 2023 school year

Kassidy Jungles, PhD student (Green Lab), has recently been awarded a competitive CEW+ Fellowship for the 2023 school year. This fellowship supports students at the University of Michigan who are conducting research on issues of importance to women. Read more about the fellowship here:
August 2, 2023

Congratulations to our grad students who completed their defenses this month!

Congratulations to our group of graduate students who have completed their dissertation defenses this past month. This includes Gissell Sanchez (Advisors: Emily Jutkiewicz and Alan Smrcka), Loyda Morales Rodriguez (Advisor: Manoj Puthenveedu), Nichelle Jackson (Advisor: Kevin Jones), Wenhui Wei (Advisor: Alan Smrcka), and Kelsey Kochan (Advisor:
July 27, 2023

Tenzin Ngodup receives NCI F31 award

Tenzin Ngodup, Pharmacology PhD student in the Lee lab, recently received the NCI F31 award for his work entitled "Role of hypoxia in fibroblast reprogramming in pancreatic cancer."

Congratulations, Tenzin!