Welcome to the Pharmacology Department!

Henrik Dohlman, PhD Sanford Steelman Distinguished Professor and Chair

Our Graduate program is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientists in the pharmacological sciences. An outstanding graduate program is our priority!

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

We lead in education and research: we’re #2 in NIH funding with a global science ranking of #3 in the World in pharmacology!

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


Featured News

DNA Day at pharmacology

UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach

Posted 6 days ago

Pharmacology celebrates DNA Day! Inspired by DNA Day outreach to schools across the country, scientists in the pharmacology department gave its administrative support staff a hands-on chance to learn more about the lab work researchers conduct.

Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar

Posted 4 weeks ago

Congratulations to Wesley Legant, PhD, who has been named a Searle Scholar! The award comes with $300,000 of support funding over three years.

Pharmacology Holds Annual Research Retreat

Posted 2 months ago

Pharmacology held its annual Research Retreat March 22 in the Friday Center. It was a day full of lots of great science! Thanks to all who participated!

Dr. Alex Chung and Dr. Leslie Parise

Congratulations to Alex Chung, new PhD!

Posted 2 months ago

Congratulations to Alex Chung, a graduate student in Leslie Parise’s lab, for successfully defending his PhD thesis on March 21, 2019!

Henrik Dohlman and Ben Major Receive Mentoring Awards

Posted 3 months ago

The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine recognized 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.

Juanita Limas Highlighted in Women in Science

Posted 3 months ago

Before PhD candidate and HHMI Gilliam Fellow Juanita Limas began researching “Cancer: the cell’s gas pedal,” she ran a program to increase minority representation in STEM fields and served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua where her work was deemed so useful, she was asked to train other volunteers throughout the country.   Learn more about Juanita … Continued

Pharmacology Ranks #2 in NIH Funding!

Posted 3 months ago

The Department of Pharmacology ranks #2 in the nation for total NIH funding in pharmacology in 2018! This demonstrates the continuous strength and excellent quality of our research efforts. Congratulations to all!

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