Department of Pharmacology
Bench to Bedside to Population to Society

Pharmacology is the intersection of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, physiology and pathology to impact human health by understanding and treating disease through the lens of equity.

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Basic Discoveries Translated to Cures

The mission of the Department of Pharmacology is to be a global leader in pharmacological training and scientific discovery. 

We seek sustainable excellence as effective and innovative educators; as producers of new basic and translational knowledge that ultimately advances public health; as exemplary role models; as responsible and innovative stewards of philanthropic, institutional, and extramural resources; as leaders who enhance faculty, trainee, and staff engagement and professional satisfaction; and as champions of a culture and climate that promote inclusion, diversity and equity.

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Department of Pharmacology
2301 MSRB III
1150 W. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5632
Phone: 734-764-8165
ABOUT US

Over 130 years of leadership as the first Department of Pharmacology in the nation

PEOPLE

Our people are our greatest resource.

EDUCATION

Transforming learners from being consumers of knowledge to producers of knowledge

DEI

Committed to creating and supporting a diverse scientific community through practicing inclusion and equity

RESEARCH

Fundamental discoveries of disease mechanisms translated to novel therapeutics

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Help support our missions of research, education and service.

Department News See all news ASPET awards
Department News
2024 ASPET Meeting Awards: Congratulations, Jacob, Gwen, and Ben!
2024 ASPET Meeting Awards: Congratulations, Jacob, Gwen, and Ben!
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Department News
Congratulations to Liz Jaeckel on successfully defending her dissertation
Congratulations to Liz Jaeckel on successfully defending her dissertation
Paul Jenkins
Department News
Dr. Paul Jenkins promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Jenkins on his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure!
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1891
First Department of Pharmacology in the nation
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Primary tenure track and research track faculty
Top 10
NIH funded Department of Pharmacology
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Pharmacology faculty lead world-class research programs in G-protein signaling, cancer, neuroscience, addiction, cardiovascular disease, mental health disorders, epilepsy, protein folding disorders, RNA therapeutics, and diabetes. Joint faculty, including physician-scientists from Clinical Departments, Michigan Drug Discovery, and the School of Public Health, provide invaluable research collaborations and training opportunities. The breadth and depth of our research mission is extraordinary.

Maurice H. Seevers Professor and Chair of Pharmacology Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology Professor of Neurology
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Upcoming Events View all events
Pharmacology Seminar Series - Chrystal Paulos, Ph.D.
“Bolstering the potency of antitumor T cells for adoptive immunotherapy”
Chrystal Paulos
Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Zesen Lin
Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Zesen Lin
Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Hao Chen, M.S.
"Investigating Fusion Machinery in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Exocytosis”
Hao Chen
2024 Edward F. Domino Lecture to be held May 30, 2024
2024 Edward F. Domino Lecture to be held May 30, 2024
Pharmacology in Color Symposium
The Department of Pharmacology DE&I Committee invites you to attend the 2024 Pharmacology in Color Symposium.
Pharm in Color
MS Thesis Defense
Details TBA
Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Anne Lietzke
Doctoral Dissertation Defense - Anne Lietzke
SURF Final Presentations
Details TBA
SURF Final Presentations
Details TBA
FEATURED NEWS & STORIES See all news ASPET awards
Department News
2024 ASPET Meeting Awards: Congratulations, Jacob, Gwen, and Ben!
2024 ASPET Meeting Awards: Congratulations, Jacob, Gwen, and Ben!
liz jaeckel
Department News
Congratulations to Liz Jaeckel on successfully defending her dissertation
Congratulations to Liz Jaeckel on successfully defending her dissertation
Paul Jenkins
Department News
Dr. Paul Jenkins promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Jenkins on his promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure!
Greg Tall
Department News
Dr. Greg Tall promoted to Full Professor with Tenure
Congratulations to Dr. Greg Tall on his promotion to Full Professor with Tenure!
Colin Greineder
Department News
Dr. Colin Greineder promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Emergency Medicine and to Associate Professor without tenure in Pharmacology
Dr. Colin Greineder is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Emergency Medicine and to Associate Professor without tenure in Pharmacology.
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Health Lab
Better medical record-keeping needed to fight antibiotic overuse, studies suggest
Efforts to reduce overuse of antibiotics may be hampered by incomplete medical records that don’t show the full reasons for prescriptions.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The University of Michigan is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people. In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi Nations made the largest single land transfer to the University of Michigan, offered ceremonially through the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids, with the intent that their children might be educated. We acknowledge their contemporary and ancestral ties to the land and this integral contribution to the University.