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.
Diversity, Accessiblity, and Counseling Resources All students in the Molecular Pharmacology Training Program have access to advice and counsel through the Molecular Pharmacology Training Program Director, the Office of Graduate Studies of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Chenits Pettigrew, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Diversity Programs in the School of Medicine is available to help graduate students solve personal, academic, and social problems.

Students may also take advantage of these university resources:

Office of Health Sciences Diversity

The schools of the health sciences maintain an Office of Health Sciences Diversity, headed by Assistant Vice-Chancellor Paula Davis. Through their website, one can find extensive information and links describing the extent of diversity throughout the University and the City of Pittsburgh. The site also describes additional opportunities for summer training and post-baccalaureate training for students whose ultimate goal is to enter graduate and/or medical school.

Office of Disability Resources and Services

The University of Pittsburgh's Office of Disability Resources and Services, directed by Lynnett Van Slyke, can help students map a strategy for implementing appropriate academic accommodations that will aid their success in graduate school.

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center, directed by James Cox, is available to assist students in the pursuit of personal and academic growth through its services, which are free and confidential.

Student Wellness Information

Click here to access a page of information that is maintained by graduate student Hilary Stevenson.


9/21/2017 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Jiaoti Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

9/25/2017 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Atinuke "Oyin" Dosunmu-Ogunbi

9/28/2017 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Francisco Schopfer, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

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

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index

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 consecutive years

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