Originally founded by William MacNider in 1906 as the Laboratory of Pharmacology, UNC boasts one of the ten original departments of pharmacology in the United States. During the first five decades of its existence, the department never exceed three faculty, and often relied on part-time lecturers, sometimes drawn from the ranks of enrolled medical students, to fulfill its teaching mission. The department admitted its first doctoral candidates in 1968 and first conferred its PhDs in 1971 to Jo Ann Nuite, Ahmed Mahgoub, and James Stephen Kennedy. Under the early leadership of Paul Munson (1965-1976) and John Perkins (1977-1984) the department grew substantially in size, funding and scope. Subsequent chairs Rudy Juliano (1987-2002), Gary Johnson (2003-2016) and Henrik Dohlman (2016-present) have ushered in a new era of scientific prominence, technologies and emerging therapeutics, ranging from stem cells to RNA interference and gene therapy.

Former Faculty MembersĀ (Tenured and Tenure-Track)

FIRST MIDDLE LAST DEGREE ASST ASSOC PROF CHAIR DEPARTED
Richard N. Andersen Ph.D. 1966 ?
Billy Baggett Ph.D. 1957 1969 1969
Lloyd Beck 1972 1974
Pilar Blancafort Ph.D. 2005 2011 2012
Harry D. Brunner 1947-49 1949
Hugh J. Burford Ph.D. 1971 ?
Thomas C. Butler M.D. 1950 1950-63 1980
Yung-Chi Cheng Ph.D. 1979 1990
Cary W. Cooper Ph.D. 1969 1973 1977 ?
Gordon L. Coppoc D.V.M. 1967
Robert Coronado Ph.D. 1983 1985
T. Z. Csaky 1951 1962
William L. Dewey Ph.D. 1969 1973
Raymond J. Dingledine Ph.D. 1978 1984 1989 1992
Kenneth H. Dudley Ph.D. 1967 1973 1980 2009
Fred W. Ellis M.D./Ph.D. 1963-65 1980
John H. Ferguson 1943-44 ?
John T. Gatzy Ph.D. 1973 1982 ?
Barry Goz Ph.D. 1974 1996 2014
Jean L. Gueriguian M.D. 1972 1973
T. Kendall Harden Ph.D. 1977 1982 1986 2014
Curtis Harper Ph.D. 1976 ?
Louis S. Harris Ph.D. 1966 1970 1973
John B. Hill M.D./Ph.D. 1952 1972
Philip F. Hirsch Ph.D. 1966 1970 ?
Rudolph L. Juliano Ph.D. 1986 1987-02 2015
Ryszard Kole Ph.D. 1983 1988 1996 2008
Eric H.C. Lai Ph.D. 1989 1995
J. David Leander Ph.D. 1981
Arnold J. Lehman M.D./Ph.D. 1944-46 1946
William deBernier MacNider M.D. 1904-43 1943
Llian Li Ph.D. 1996 ?
Raymond D. Magus Ph.D. ?
Kenny D. McCarthy Ph.D. 1979 1985 1990 2017
Donald E. McMillan Ph.D. 1969 1972 1976 1978
Paul L. Munson Ph.D. 1965 1965-76 1983
Barry Pallotta Ph.D. 1983 ?
Leslie V. Parise Ph.D. 1988 1993 1999 2006
William H. Pearlman Ph.D. 1969 1981
Tai-Chan Peng M.D. 1968 1972 ?
John P. Perkins Ph.D. 1977 1977-84 1984
W. Jackson Pledger Ph.D. 1978 1985
Franck Polleux Ph.D. 2002 2008 2010
Doris T. Poole Ph.D. 1965 ?
Robert L. Rosenberg Ph.D. 1988 1994 2002 2005
Gene A. Scarborough Ph.D. 1968 1977 1982 2005
David P. Siderovski Ph.D. 1999 2004 2009 2012
Betsy J. Stover Ph.D. 1970 1976 ?
Ronald G Thurman Ph.D. 1977 1982 2001
Svein U. Toverud D.M.D./Ph.D. 1969 1976 1996
JoAnn Trejo Ph.D. 2000 2005 2008
William J. Waddell M.D. 1958 ?
Angelique Whitehurst Ph.D. 2009 2013

* Some data are not available and any help is welcome. Please send corrections to hdohlman@med.unc.edu