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! 

Brent Asrican Receives NARSAD Young Investigator Award!


Brent African at BenchCongratulations to Brent Asrican, a Research Assistant Professor in the Song Lab, who has received a 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation! The award will support his research on the dual role of neuropeptide/ neurotransmitter signaling in neuropsychiatric circuit imbalances for two years. read more...

Brian Jensen Receives Hyman Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award and Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Brian Jensen at Whitehead Lecture 2017Congratulations to Brian Jensen, MD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, who delivered the 2017 Whitehead Lecture to the School of Medicine. He was further honored by being presented with The Hyman Battle Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award in the Foundationsread more...

Nigel Mackman selected for 2017 ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award

Nigel Mackman ATVB Award 2017Congratulations to Nigel Mackman, PhD, John Parker Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and Joint Professor of Pharmacology, who has been selected by the American Heart Association and the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) to receive the 2017 ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award! read more...

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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Upcoming Events
Join Us for PharmFest 2017! Aug 18, 2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Genetic Medicine Patio
Dr. Ann Marie Pendergast, Duke University Sep 19, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Kirill Martemyanov, The Scripps Research Institute Sep 26, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. John Doench, Broad Institute MIT/Harvard Oct 03, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Nancy Allbritton, UNC Department of Chemistry Oct 17, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Beth Weaver, University of Wisconsin Oct 24, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
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