John Fernstrom, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Control of neurotransmitter and neuropeptide synthesis and function.

1620 WPIC
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-2032
Fax: 412-624-3696


BS (Biology), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969.
PhD (Neuropharmacology, Nutritional Biochemistry), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.
John Fernstrom, PhD

Student News


Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Heidi Schmidt
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
1395 Conference Room

Recent Publications

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