Welcome to the Pharmacology Department!

Henrik Dolman, PhD, ChairOur Graduate Program is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientists in the pharmacological sciences. 
An outstanding graduate program is a high priority of our department, and the training faculty participate fully at all levels. Our department ranks consistently in the highest levels of NIH funding for pharmacology departments nationwide and a great diversity of research areas is available to trainees. more

The Department of Pharmacology ranks #4 in the nation in NIH research funding in its field.

Our Global Science Ranking: #2 In the World in Pharmacology and Toxicology Research and Publications, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities 2016 report.

Carolina ranked top college value for 16th time in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance! 

Students who defended their PhD thesis in Spring 2017

Our Congratulations to:
Jordan Walter, PhD, in Fulton Crews' lab - June 13
James Shellhammer, PhD, in Henrik Dohlman's lab - March 27
Peyton Bohnsack, PhD, in Leslie Morrow's lab - March 23

James Shellhammer and Henrik Dohlman at Graduation Hooding Ceremony

Above photo: James Shellhammer and Henrik Dohlman at
UNC Graduation hooding ceremony. Click for larger view.

Nine BBSP Students Join Pharmacology Graduate Program!

New Graduate Students Join Pharmacology in 2017

Please join us in welcoming our new Pharmacology graduate students, who are pictured at right at MayFest! 2017.

get to know them...

Devon Blake Awarded NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

Devon BlakeCongratulations to Devon Blake, graduate student in Channing Der’s lab, for being awarded an NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship that will support his research on RhoA! 

Disrupted signaling pathways that lead to aberrant cell movement are a hallmark of invasive and metastatic cancers. The small GTPase RhoA has a well-established role in normal cell biology, but the consequences of cancer-associated RhoA mutations are unknown. Devon will extensively characterize the effect of these mutations on the properties of RhoA in order to better understand how mutations in RhoA contribute to cancer. learn more...

Saranya Ravi Awarded American Heart Assn Fellowship


Saranya RaviKudos to Saranya Ravi, a postdoc in the Schisler lab, who was awarded the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship for the project titled, "Understanding the effect of the deletion of CXCL5 on atherosclerosis!”

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