As a pharmacology PhD candidate, you will do research in our
highly collaborative environment, present your findings in a
variety of settings and acquire the skills of a well-rounded,
independent research scientist.
Our distinguished faculty will mentor you through the full scope of your research, from training you to use equipment and analyze data through writing grants. You will work with state-of-the-art synthetic and computational resources to develop novel molecules and study their effects in the body and the environment.
In the process, you will build interdisciplinary research skills with applications to careers in drug discovery, neuroscience, endocrinology, public health and many other fields.
We offer two tracks to a PhD: apply directly to the PhD in pharmacology or to the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences.
Both programs fully fund the entire course of your studies, giving you chances to collaborate closely with our faculty, and faculty throughout the medical school, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Research Institute on Addictions and in allied departments.
The flexible lab rotation systems in both our department and PhD
Program in Biomedical Sciences give you experience working in a
wide array of research projects before you choose one for your
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