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, toxicology, endocrinology, public health and many other fields.
The majority of our students enter the department through the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences for the first year.
Students are fully funded through the entire course of their studies. This support allows you to completely immerse yourself in your research, giving you chances to collaborate closely with our faculty, and faculty throughout the medical school and in allied departments and institutions.
The multiple lab rotation system in the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences gives you experience working in a wide array of research projects before you choose one for your dissertation work in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) define what students will know and be able to do because they have successfully completed the PhD program in pharmacology. Assessment is conducted on a regular basis to determine to what extent students achieve the PLOs, to guide program modifications, and to improve teaching and learning practices.