Courtney Andersen studies the role of estrogen receptor-alpha in ovarian cancer.
Chris Barnes investigates the structural details by which transcription factor activity regulates RNA Polymerase II during the universal process of eukaryotic gene expression.
Soma Jobaggy studies nitrated fatty acid pharmacology and the antioxidant response in hypertensive end-organ damage.
Allison Nagle studies growth factor receptor signaling in breast cancer.


Pharmacology is the study of the mechanisms of drug action. The Molecular Pharmacology Training Program (MPTP) of the University of Pittsburgh is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that provides didactic research training in the basic and translational aspects of Pharmacology. The MPTP offers formal training through courses and provides research opportunities individually tailored to suit each student.


Our program offers training in the following areas:




STUDENT NEWS


UPCOMING EVENTS
1/11/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Kara Bernstein, Ph.D.


1/18/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Donald DeFranco, Ph.D.


1/25/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Edwin Levitan, Ph.D.


Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings

Outcomes:  Time to disseration, last five graduating clasess:  4.5 years, Completion Rate: 84.8%

Ranked #12 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty two consecutive years




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