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Department of Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology collaborates with faculty in other basic science and clinical departments to teach interdisciplinary courses spanning the first and second years of medical school, as well as graduate courses.

From Molecules to Medicine

The Department of Pharmacology focuses on multiple areas that impact the field of pharmacology including signaling and gene expression, host-pathogen interactions, genetics, metabolism, and liver disease, ion channel pharmacology, cancer biology and pharmacology, translational pharmacology, therapeutic target identification, and drug discovery.

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In addition to working with Rutgers institutes and centers committed to basic and translational science, we collaborate successfully with our colleagues in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Neuroscience and Cell Biology departments as we work to expand biomedical research at the medical school.

Nancy C. Walworth, PhD 

Chair, Department of Pharmacology


Research at the Forefront of Biomedical Science

Department of Pharmacology faculty bring a range of expertise to their roles as scientists and educators and are trained in a variety of disciplines conducting research in multiple areas that impact the field of pharmacology.

Faculty research programs are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, New Jersey Commission for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and numerous other foundations and agencies, as well as through corporate research contracts.

Our scientists and scholars affiliated with the Department of Pharmacology are recognized for their contributions to the scientific research enterprise and serve on national and international grant review panels, editorial and advisory boards.

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Basic Science Departments Administration

The Basic Science Departments Administration supports the non-clinical departments at the medical school which consists of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, and the Department of Pharmacology.

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Contact Us

Department of Pharmacology
Research Tower, Room 427
675 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854