Areas of Research

Our faculty pursue research on a wide variety of topics within the discipline of pharmacology and toxicology, using cutting-edge techniques such as stem cell research and optogenetics.

Six MRI images of the brain.

Includes research on:

  • central and peripheral neurotransmission
  • neurotoxicology
  • nerve growth factors
  • neural cytoskeletal elements

Psychopharmacology

Image of activated receptors in the brain.

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Four charts showing experimental results.

Includes research on:

  • the environmental and clinical aspects of toxicological processes
  • the effects of xenobiotics on metabolism
  • the toxicity and mechanisms of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, such as dioxins
  • heavy metals, cyclic ethers and other environmental pollutants
  • toxicological effects on development, renal and pulmonary function, neural activity and immune responses

Clinical Pharmacology

Colorized plot of circadian rhythms over a 24-hour cycle.

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Image of a pancreatic islet cell.

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