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 Executive Committee Members

Patrick J. Pagano, PhD

Program Director

Guillermo G. Romero, PhD

Program Vice-Director

Lori A. Birder, PhD

Curriculum Planning

Dr. Alessandro Bisello

At-Large Member

Bruce A. Freeman, PhD


Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD


Gregg E. Homanics, PhD

At-Large Member

Yu Jiang, PhD

Student Evaluation & Progress

Michael J. Palladino, PhD

At-Large Member

Sruti Shiva, PhD

At-Large Member

Jane Wang, PhD

Program Admissions


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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