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.
Graduate Faculty
Patrick J. Pagano, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education
Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program

Guillermo G. Romero, PhD Associate Professor
Vice Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program

Jinwoo Ahn, PhD Assistant Professor

Elias Aizenman, PhD Professor, Neurobiology

Imad Al Ghouleh, PhD Assistant Professor

Daniel Altschuler, PhD Associate Professor

Carolyn J. Anderson, PhD Professor, Radiology

Christopher Bakkenist, PhD Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology; Associate Director for Education and Training, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Aaron Barchowsky, PhD Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health

Hülya Bayir, MD Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health UPMC Chair in Critical Care Pediatric Research

Kara A. Bernstein, PhD Associate Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Robert J. Binder, PhD Associate Professor of Immunology

Lori A. Birder, PhD Professor, Medicine

Dr. Alessandro Bisello Associate Professor

Timothy F. Burns, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Medicine

Stephen Chan, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine

Yuanyuan Chen, PhD Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Dennis Curran, PhD Professor, Chemistry

William C. de Groat, PhD Distinguished Professor

Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research

John Fernstrom, PhD Professor, Psychiatry

Bruce A. Freeman, PhD Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Professor and Chair

Peter A. Friedman, PhD Professor

Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Research

Mark T. Gladwin, MD Distinguished Professor; Division Chief, PACCM and Director, Vascular Medicine Institute

J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD Professor of Neurology

Angela M. Gronenborn, PhD Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair, Structural Biology.

Gregg E. Homanics, PhD Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

John P. Horn, PhD Professor, Neurobiology

Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Professor

Tija C. Jacob, PhD Assistant Professor

Yu Jiang, PhD Associate Professor

Valerian Kagan, PhD Professor and Vice Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health

Anthony Kanai, PhD Associate Professor, Medicine

Lawrence Kane, PhD Associate Professor, Immunology

Seungwon Kim, MD Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Thomas Kleyman, MD Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Physiology, Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division

Adrian Lee, PhD Professor; Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine

Edwin S. Levitan, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Research Operations

Michael T. Lotze, MD Professor, Surgery and Bioengineering

Carola Neumann, MD Associate Professor

Enrico M Novelli, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Director UPMC Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program

Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Precision and Translational Pharmacology

Roderick J. O'Sullivan, PhD Assistant Professor

Michael J. Palladino, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Academics

Bruce A. Pitt, PhD Professor and Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health

Francisco J. Schopfer, PhD Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Biotechnology Development

Iain Scott, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine

Sruti Shiva, PhD Associate Professor

Shivendra Singh, PhD Professor and UPMC Chair in Cancer Prevention Research

Thomas E. Smithgall, PhD William S. McEllroy Professor of Biochemistry and Chair, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Richard Steinman, MD Associate Professor, Medicine

Adam C. Straub, PhD Associate Professor

Pei Tang, PhD Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Structural Biology

Amantha Thathiah, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Mary M. Torregrossa, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Ben Van Houten, PhD Professor

Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD Professor

Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor

Zhou Wang, PhD Professor and UPMC Chair in Urological Research

Peter Wipf, PhD University Professor of Chemistry

Wen Xie, MD, PhD Professor and Joseph Koslow Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Yan Xu, PhD Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Structural Biology

Cheng Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor

Lin Zhang, PhD Professor


6/28/2019 9:00 AM Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Braulio Bonilla and Nolan Carew

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

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


Time to dissertation Defense
, last five graduating classes:  4.6 years, Completion Rate: 86.49%

First Author Publications (All students, past 5 year mean):  2.03;   Total Publications: 5.10

F-series Grants (F30/F31) (All Students, past 5 year mean):  12/34 (35%) 

Ranked #9 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty-four consecutive years

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