Pharmacology

phar·ma·col·o·gy

noun \ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē\

1:  the science of drugs including their origin, composition,pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology

2:  the properties and reactions of drugs especially with relation to their therapeutic value

Many drugs act on cellular signaling pathways. The molecular basis of cellular signaling and its control by various drugs and hormones is a major aspect of modern pharmacology and this aspect is emphasized in the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. The objective of the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology is to equip students with the skills required to conduct state-of-the-art biomolecular, biomedical, and pharmacological basic research.