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Welcome to the Pharmacology Department!

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

Running RAScals team members, Mimi Baltz, team captain Kirsten Bryant, Channing Der at the Purple Strider 5K 2024.

Kudos to UNC’s Running RAScals!

Posted 2 weeks ago

The team placed 2nd in top donors at the Purple Strider 5K 2024 event, raising a total of $16,762 in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network!

Top image: Chemical structures of flufenamic acid, cmpd28.1 and cholesterol. Bottom image: Cryo-EM map of TAS2R14-Ggust-sciFv16.

“How exactly do we perceive bitter taste?”

Posted 1 month ago

Congratulations to Bryan Roth, Yoojoong Kim and collaborators, who received some nice press for their work determining the structure of a common taste receptor—and finding an unlikely ligand! Yoojoong Kim is first author

4 Mentor Shout-Outs: Tim Elston, Sandra Zarmer, Cole Martin and gavin Schmitz.

More Shout-Outs to PHCO Mentors!

Posted 1 month ago

The Office of Graduate Education at UNC SOM gave Shout-Outs to four more PHCO Mentors, honoring Tim Elston, PhD, Gavin Schmitz , PhD, Sandra Zarmer, and Cole Martin. Congratulations to all!

Max Hockenberry

Five Questions with Max Hockenberry

Posted 2 months ago

Max Hockenberry, grad student in the Legant and Bear labs, who is developing new microscopy methods so researchers can measure the mechanisms cells use to maneuver through tight spaces in the body, is featured in a new Vital Signs series.