The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology is strongly committed to the establishment of excellence in both research and education. It's active research program spans a wide range of interests from studies of the molecular mechanisms of contraction in cardiovascular and skeletal muscle to neuropharmacological studies examining the molecular mechanisms of neuronal signalling and synapse formation. With approximately 15 research groups from which to choose from, over 40 students and postdoctoral fellows compose a creative and stimulating scientifc atmosphere in which to conduct cutting edge research.
The department's research laboratories, offices, and core facilities are located in 30,000 square feet of the Basic Science Building. Extensive interactions exist with the other basic science departments and programs and with clinical departments, such as the cardiology and neurology departments. A variety of medical school core facilities is located in the building or nearby, including Microarray, Flow Cytometry, Confocal Microscope, DNA Core, and Transgene/Gene Knockout Facilities. The medical library has, in addition to its extensive collection of periodicals and monographs, excellent computer facilities for access to Medline, Current Contents, full text electronic journals and publications and the Internet.
Also lending to the department's competitiveness are 2 NIH training grants, and full tuition remission with an annual stipend of $27,000 (effective June 1, 2012) for all students admitted into the Ph.D. Program. View a complete list of the department's research funding awards.