DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

SCHWEPPE FAMILY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

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.


The department ranked 7th in the nation in our field in NIH research funding in 2016. 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 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

24

Feb

GEMS (Graduate Education in Medical Sciences) Interview Day

27

Feb

Lung and Vascular Biology & Signaling Seminar

Balaji Ganesh, PhD

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

"Single Cell Mass Cytometry - a Platform for Multi-Target Assays"

1

Mar

Pharmacology Visiting Professor Seminar

Hongbo Luo, PhD

1020 COMRB - 12 PM"Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in innate immunity"


3

Mar

PhD Student Research Forum

Ian Rochford (Mehta Lab)

4175 COMRB - 12 PM


March Coffee Hour

4th Floor COMRB Lounge

4 - 5 PM

6

Mar

Lung and Vascular Biology & Signaling Seminar

Zahid Akhter, PhD (Mehta Lab)

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

"Single Cell Mass Cytometry - a Platform for Multi-Target Assays"

10

Mar

PhD Student Research Forum

Priyanka Gajwani (O'Bryan Lab)

4175 COMRB - 12 PM

RECENT NEWS

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 - Recipient of Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award

December 6, 2016

Jae-Won Shin, PhD - CBC Catalyst Award - "Single-cell level biophysical control of platelet production from megakaryoctyes"