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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

Schweppe Family Distinguished

Professor and Head

Dept of Pharmacology

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. We are a basic sciences department in the College of Medicine, situated in a vibrant part of the city, just west of the Loop. We are located only minutes from downtown Chicago, museums and the Lake.


We have a dynamic group of junior and senior faculty, research faculty, post doctoral fellows and PhD students. The department's strengths are in the broad areas of cell signaling, cardiovascular and lung biology, stem cells and regenerative medicine, and drug discovery. Investigators lead programs in both basic and translational research related to a number of pathologies.


Our department consistently leads the field in funding and is home to a world-class graduate pharmacology program. In 2016, we were ranked 7th in the nation in our field in NIH research funding and in 2017, we were ranked in the top 11 in the United States based on QS World University Rankings by Subject in Pharmacy and Pharmacology, among other elite institutions such as Harvard, UCSF, Yale, UCSD, Johns Hopkins, and UNC.


In regards to training, our primary emphasis is to train creative, independent researchers by providing both our predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellow with a wide range of skills needed in this rapidly-evolving and increasingly competitive scientific world. Our department has a strong record of developing careers of outstanding scientists and promoting the critical scientific thinking and problem solving skills needed for successful research related careers such as teaching and policy making and in administration, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. This is in fact a primary goal of the department.


We invite you to explore our website to get to know more about our department and discover the research interests of our faculty.

FACULTY RESEARCH AREAS

VASCULAR

BIOLOGY

LUNG BIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

INFLAMMATION SIGNALING

MECHANISMS

CELL RECEPTORS

& SIGNALING

STEM CELL BIOLOGY

& REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

MECHANISMS OF THROMBOSIS & PLATELET SIGNALING

The Department of Pharmacology at UIC offers training in molecular and cellular pharmacology and translational integrative biology leading to the PhD or MD/PhD degree. The Department participates in a program for predoctoral candidates, Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS), which offers interdisciplinary coursework, integrated training in the biomedical sciences, flexibility in laboratory rotations, and choice of mentors from among more than 110 funded research faculty in all departments and PhD programs in the College of Medicine.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 2, 2017

June Coffee Hour

4th Floor COMRB Lounge - 4 PM

June 7, 2017

Pharmacology Visting Professor Seminar

Mark Kahn, MD

1020 COMRB - 12 PM

June 12, 2017

Center of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Opening Symposium

1020 COMRB - 1 PM

June 23, 2017

ASPET Great Lakes Chapter Annual Meeting 

1020 COMRB - 8:30 AM

June 23, 2017

Pharmacology Visting Professor Seminar

Helen M. Blau, PhD

1020 COMRB - 10:30 AM

July 24-27, 2017

RECENT NEWS

June 12, 2017

April 22-24, 2017

 Experimental Biology 2017

UIC Phamacology Department Participants

March 8, 2017

Asrar Malik, PhD - NIH R13 HL137360

"Vasculata 2017"

04/01/2017- 03/31/2018

March 6, 2017

Dolly Mehta, PhD - NIH R01 HL 137169

"Mechanisms of Endothelial Regeneration and Resolution of Lung Vascular Injury"

04/01/2017-03/31/2021