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.