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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 form among more than 110 funded research faculty in all departments and PhD programs in the College of Medicine.

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 19, 2017

Pharmacology Visiting Professor Seminar

Timothy Hla, PhD

1020 COMRB - 12 PM

"Chaperone-dependent S1P Signaling"

April 27, 2017

PhD Thesis Defense

Dheeraj Soni

Advisor: Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi

2175 COMRB - 2 PM

"Regulation of Endothelial Barrier Integrity via Store-Operated Ca2+ Entry"

April 21, 2017

PhD Student Research Forum

Aziz Khan

Malik Lab

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

"The Role of PECAM-1 Mediated Signaling in Neutrophil Transendothelial Migration"

April 28, 2017

PhD Student Research Forum

Cassandre Coles

Minshall/Levitan Lab

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

"Transcellular Transport vs Paracellular Leakage of LDL and OxLDL in Laminar vs Disturbed Flow-conditioned Human ECs"

April 22, 2017

Experimental Biology

2017 COnference

McCormick Place

April 22-26


No Seminar

May 1, 2017

Lung and Vascular Biology &

Signaling Seminar

Junjie Xing, PhD

Zhao Lab

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

RECENT NEWS

April 22-24, 2017

If you're headed to Experimental Biology 2017, check out the presentations of our faculty and trainees.

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

December 8, 2016

Masuko Ushio-Fukai, PhD - NIH R01 HL135584

"Protein Disulfide Isomerase as Novel Redox Sensor in VEGF Signaling" 12/12/2016-11/30/2020

December 7, 2016

Asrar Malik, PhD

Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award