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.
Student Testimonials

"The MP program at the University of Pittsburgh can only be described as a graduate program that serves its students. It has provided me with incredible opportunities for scientific growth and exploration as well as providing support during the challenges that are inherent to graduate school itself. This program seeks to not only make you a scientist with a deep understanding of Pharmacology but it also pushes you to develop as a researcher that can think independently and creatively. This is fostered by the collaborative environment of the department as well as the feedback students receive during classes, journal clubs and seminars. The program also takes its students’ feedback seriously, and in my time in the program I have seen big changes being brought about solely based on student feedback. In short, this program stops at nothing to insure the success of its graduate students"

- Hilary Stevenson


"The Molecular Pharmacology program provides everything a student needs to succeed; mentorship, diverse research support, technology, and an appetite for mechanistic science. You will find that with ambition, nearly all good ideas have traction in this community. I strongly recommend this program for its ability to not only foster creative thinking, but to execute it through collaborative science."

- Bart Roland


"The Pharmacology department is really cohesive. I am continually impressed by my peers and how willingly they offer insightful advice on experimental and professional development."

- Nyla Naim


9/20/2018 10:45 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Alex White

9/20/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Greg Delgoffe, Ph.D.

9/27/2018 10:45 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Nicholas Todd

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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