Pharmacology Research
Pharmacology researchers work in the Isom Lab

Translating fundamental discoveries to tomorrow’s cures

Within the Department of Pharmacology, researchers make breakthrough discoveries that advance public health, propelled by the spirit of scientific discovery.

Expanding Personalized Medicine Through Pharmacology Research

As transformative as pharmaceuticals are to healthcare, each person’s unique biological makeup interacts differently with drugs. Our research continues to expand the field of personalized medicine by tailoring treatments to each patient’s unique genetic makeup, leading to safer and more effective therapies.

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Elizabeth Jaeckel has paper featured in the Journal of Neuroscience
Elizabeth Jaeckel's (Birdsong Lab) paper, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, was chosen to be a featured article.
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Health Lab
Ketamine helped many severely depressed veterans, study shows
Intravenous (IV) ketamine helped relieve the depression symptoms of half of the veterans who received it at VA hospitals.
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Health Lab
Two genes linked to autism implicated in brain cell connectivity
A new study links two autism-associated genes together for the first time, potentially revealing a mechanism behind brain changes seen in people with autism.
Department News
Catherine Demery-Poulos and Krista Goerger join the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Catherine Demery-Poulos and Krista Goerger have joined the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Department News
David Jones receives Elizabeth Caroline Crosby Grant
David Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, has been awarded the Elizabeth Caroline Crosby Grant.
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Surgery patients now less likely to get opioids – but decline has slowed
Opioid painkillers prescribed by surgeons have gone down in recent years but the decline has slowed since the pandemic