Pharmacology utilizes cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, genetics, physiology, and neurobiology as tools to design and discover new therapeutics and to better understand what happens when the human body is in a disease state. The technical and problem-solving skills developed in our graduate program has prepared students for diverse and fulfilling careers in science and medi­cine that encompass academia, industry, scientific communications, public health, and beyond.

Our Department
UW Pharmacology is a community of faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff who work together to create and sustain a supportive and collaborative research environment to advance scientific discovery and education. Students work with faculty mentors to develop individually tailored programs of course work and research best suited to their individual career objectives.

Areas of Research Emphasis

  • Gene Architecture and Action
  • Intracellular Signaling
  • Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Protein Structure
  • Drug Discovery and Precision Medicine