Our department administers an NIGMS sponsored training program in Biomolecular Pharmacology that is directed toward preparing students for the pharmacology of the next generation. Advanced research in the translational sciences requires an understanding of the principles and precepts of a broad range of disciplines that come under the umbrella of pharmacological sciences.
From the behavior of atoms in macromolecules to the effect of molecules on the behavior of organisms, the pharmacologist must be trained to think in terms of several dimensions simultaneously. This need is reflected in the training partnership that we have developed among the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, the Department of BioMedical Engineering, and the Graduate Program for Neuroscience, as well as our industrial training partner Pfizer. Our central mission is to provide unique learning opportunities for all of our students.