Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology
Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at 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 and the Lake.
Under the direction of our Head, Asrar Malik, the department ranked 7th in the nation in our field in NIH research funding in 2013. 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.
In regards to training, our primary emphasis is to train creative, independent researchers by providing both our predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows 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 adminstration, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. This is in fact a primary goal of the department.
We invite you to explore our new website to get to know more about our department and discover the research interests of our faculty.
Lung Biology &
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.
Asrar B Malik, PhD
Schweppe Family Distinguished Professor
Head, Dept of Pharmacology
New & Events
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Pharmacology Visiting Professor Seminar Series
Title To Be Announced.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Michael Bristow Lecture - POSTPONED
"Human Organs on Chips and Programmable Nanotherapeutics"
Friday, February 14 & 28, 2014
GEMS Interview Days
Please join us in welcoming all the interviewees for the GEMS PhD program.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Release of Tiruppathi, et al Article in current issue of Nature Immunology February 2014 - Vol 15 No 2
Stem Cell Biology
Faculty Research Areas