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Welcome to the Pharmacology Department!


The Story of an Experiment: Cell Metabolic Analysis
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Our Graduate program is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientists in the pharmacological sciences.

Our faculty participate fully on all levels with a great diversity of research areas available.

We lead in education and research, and consistently rank in the top tier in NIH funding and for Best Global Universities in Pharmacology.

Carolina has ranked as a top college value in public education 16 times!

Featured News

Smart Lattice Light Sheet Cover Image Nat Meth Vol21 Issue2 by by UNC researchers, Yu Shi and Wesley Legant

Legant Lab paper makes the cover of Nature Methods!

Posted 1 week ago

Congrats to Pharmacology’s Wesley Legant, PhD, and Department of Biomedical Engineering’s, Yu Shi, PhD, whose latest paper, “Smart Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy for Imaging Rare and Complete Cellular Events” made the cover of Nature Methods Feb 20, 2024 issue!

Congratulations to our new PhD, Gavin P. Schmitz!

Posted 1 week ago

Dr. Schmitz successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Identifying the Neurological Mechanisms Underlying Potential Therapeutic Effects of Psychedelic Compounds” under the guidance of co-PIs Melissa Herman and Bryan Roth on Feb. 2, 2024.