Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology is the science that studies drug actions on living systems.  Toxicology is the science that studies the harmful effects of xenobiotics and their detection in biological systems.  The discipline of Pharmacology/Toxicology involves studies to decipher the effects of chemical agents upon cellular and molecular mechanisms including drugs directed for prevention and treatment of major diseases and those associated with environmental toxins that critically influence biological processes.  Pharmacologists also study drug design and the use of drugs to decipher molecular features of cell function.

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology fosters multidisciplinary training leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.  The department committed in the training of graduate students to become highly regarded scientist and scholars in the are of pharmacology.