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 #2 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 2018 report.

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

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer
Model of cell death mechanisms induced by CIB1 depletion alone or in combination with docetaxel/TRAIL.

UNC researchers including Leslie Parise, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics and joint Professor of Pharmacology, and Pharmacology doctoral student, Alex Chung, have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer. read more...

Congratulations to new PHDs Dan Goulet and Evan Dubose!

Congratulations to Dan Goulet (back center) and Evan Dubose (front right) from the Johnson lab on successfully defending their PhD's on November 16th, 2018 (Dan Goulet) and January 11th, 2019 (Evan Dubose).

Congratulations to Dan Goulet (back center) and Evan Dubose (front center-right) from the Johnson lab who successfully defended their PhD's on November 16th, 2018 (Dan Goulet) and January 11th, 2019 (Evan Dubose). more on more on Dan...  more on Evan...

Juanita Limas Highlighted in Women in Science

Juanita Limas Endeavor

Juanita Limas, graduate student in the Cook lab and HHMI Gilliam Fellow, is featured in the video 'A message of perseverance' and highlighted in Endeavor's Women in Science Wednesdays.  read more ...

Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain

Schematic of activated TLR4 signal inhibited by neurosteroids.

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

Bryan Roth OIM Election

Pharmacology’s Bryan Roth teamed with UCSF and European researchers to create a platform to screen hundreds of millions of never-before-synthesized compounds and then produce remarkably potent antibacterial and psychiatric drug candidates. read more...

Channing Der to be Honored with Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Photo of Channing DerCongratulations to Channing Der, PhD, who will be honored with a "Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement" at the 2019 University Teaching Award banquet April 8  and recognized at halftime at the UNC basketball game Feb. 26! read more...

Henrik Dolman and Ben Major Receive Mentoring Awards

Henrik Dolman, PhD, ChairBen MajorCongratulations to Dr. Henrik Dolman and Dr. Ben Major for being recipients of Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards!  read more...

Pharmacology Ranks #2 in NIH Funding!

NIH logoThe Department of Pharmacology ranks #2 in the nation for total NIH funding in pharmacology in 2018!  This is a move up from our previous ranking of #3 and demonstrates the continuous strength and excellent quality of our research efforts. Congratulations to all! read more...

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Upcoming Events
Dr. Edward Bahnson of UNC, Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology presents Mar 26, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Blossom Damania of UNC Dept of Microbiology/Immunology; Vice Dean for Research presents Apr 02, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Eric Bennett of UCSD presents Apr 09, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Eliezer Calo of MIT, Dept of Biology presents Apr 16, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
Dr. Vaidehi Nagarajun of the City of Hope presents Apr 23, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
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