Department of Pharmacology

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CANCER THERAPEUTICS | CELL SIGNALING | NEUROPHARMACOLOGY & DRUG ADDICTION

Department Head Jill Siegfried, PhD

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Pharmacology explores the mechanisms that drugs use to cause therapeutic effects. Pharmacology uses knowledge from many sciences such as cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics to identify new ways to understand and treat disease. This interdisciplinary approach allows researchers to integrate different scientific perspectives in the study of how drugs act. Our goal is to identify new druggable targets, and in particular, our department focuses on treating neurodegenerative disease, cancer, and drug addiction.

  • 58 STUDENTS
  • 49 FACULTY
  • 4 RESEARCH AREAS
  • 4 DEGREE PROGRAMS
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EDUCATION

We provide high-quality teaching of the principles of pharmacology to the next generation of scientists and medical professionals. Learn more about the Undergraduate Minor in Pharmacology and the Graduate Program in Pharmacology.

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DISCOVERY

We conduct high-impact research that advances our understanding of physiology and drug action, while seeking new insights that can be exploited to treat human disease. See our research focus areas.

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COMMUNITY

We provide scientific expertise and other services to the University of Minnesota and the community at large. Read more about how we are committed to making a difference.