The faculty members of the department have research interests in the following areas: intercellular communication, variation in junctional permeability, molecular basis of antineoplastic drug action, computer simulation of pharmacokinetics, glomerular cell function in pathological states, kinase modulation of Na pump, modulation of neurotransmitter uptake and release in epilepsy, vascular alterations in cardiovascular diseases, chemical carcinogenesis, toxicology and risk assessment, and drug development for stroke.

In addition to the facilities in each research laboratory, the general facilities of the Medical Sciences campus are available. These include: The Animal Laboratory Resources Center, Computer Center, and specialized research facilities, such as The Flow Cytometry Laboratory, The Electron Microscopy Unit, The Molecular Biology Facility and The DNA Sequencer Unit.

Additional Information for Prospective Students:

  1. General Admission Requirements, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program: http://md.rcm.upr.edu/biomed/
  2. Admission Requirements for the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  3. PhD with Specialization in Pharmacology: Course requirements and sequence of study
  4. MS with Specialization in Pharmacology: Course requirements and sequence of study
  5. PhD with Specialization in Toxicology: Course requirements and sequence of study
  6. MS with Specialization in Toxicology : Course requirements and sequence of study