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! 

Carolina Summer Fellows Give Research Presentations

Congratulations to our 2017 CSF students who gave their research presentations as they completed the program! They presentations were Awesome! Learn more...

2017 CSF Students Celebrate Giving Their Research Presentations

Our CSF students gave Awesome presentations! (Back row L to R): Adam Graves, Sam Curry and Zach Smith. (Front row L to R): Ar-Ryon Garrison, McKenzie O'Hara, Marielle Bond and Adelaide Cooke. 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...

Dan Goulet Essay published in ASBMB

Dan GouletCongratulations to Dan Goulet, graduate student in the Johnson lab, whose essay, “There is no eureka in science” was published in ASBMB Today (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)!  

There is no eureka in science
"In April, thousands gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to march for science...." read more...

Terry Kenakin to be named Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society

Terry KenakinCongratulations to Terry Kenakin, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, who will be named as a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society!  Fellows of the British Pharmacological Society are members who have demonstrated distinction and peer recognition in pharmacology.  BPS Fellows have made substantial contributions to the discipline of pharmacology and the Society.  

Terry is among the most highly cited researchers in the field of Pharmacology and is the author of "A Pharmacology Primer, Techniques for More Effective and Strategic Drug Discovery," now in its 4th edition.

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