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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

January 19, 2018

PhD Student Research Forum

Vanessa Juettner

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

January 31, 2018

Pharmacology Visiting Professor Seminar

Rashid Bashir, PhD
1020 COMRB - 12 PM

"BIOMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology: From Lab to Chip to Printing Cellular Machines"

February 2, 2018

PhD Student Research Forum

Sarah Krantz

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

February 9, 2018

PhD Student Research Forum

Priyanka Gajwani

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

February 13, 2018

Pharmacology Visiting Professor Seminar

Elias T Zambidis, MD, PhD

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

February 16, 2018

PhD Student Research Forum

James Hyun

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

February 21, 2018

Pharmacology Visiting Professor Seminar

Sam Sisodia, PhD
1020 COMRB - 12 PM

"Molecular Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease"

February 23, 2018

PhD Student Research Forum

Joshua Jones

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

RECENT NEWS

December 10, 2017

New Proof of Concept Award, Phase II

Kaori Yamada

"KAI: a 23 amino acid peptide inhibitor of angiogenesis"

September 1, 2017

New R56 Award

Yuru Liu

"Regulation of Type II Cells in the Repair of Alveolar Epithelial Injury"

August 1, 2017

New R21 Award

Andrei Karginov

"Engineered Regulation of Tyrosine Phosphatase Activity in Living Cells"


New R01 Award

John O'Bryan

"Probing RAS-Mediated Signaling with Monobody Inhibitors"