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:




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Events

Graduate Student Summer Seminar
Dr. Anthony Ford,
CEO of CuraSen Therapeutics and
former VP at both Roche and Merck
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
E1347 Conference Room

Recent Publications

Program Achievements

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

Outcomes: 

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