May 3, 2022

Congratulations, Melissa MacEwen!

Melissa has been named one of the Husky 100! We congratulate you on all of your achievements and thank you for the support you have provided the Department of Pharmacology.

April 7, 2022

Tool Uses Light to Inhibit Neural Activity in Mice

In a study led by Bryan Copits, Ph.D., of the University of Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, and Michael Bruchas, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, researchers developed a tool that can precisely control and inhibit individual neurons.

February 22, 2022

HIRING Assistant Professor (tenure track)

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington invites applications for one full time, tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of September 2022.

October 8, 2021

Charles Chavkin elected as ASPET 2021 Fellow

Selection as a Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET) is an honor bestowed to our most distinguished members. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance pharmacology, through their scientific achievements, mentorship, and service to the Society.

December 17, 2020

Vincenzo Cirulli elected to Board of Directors

Vincenzo Cirulli elected to the board of directors of the Diabetes Research Connection 

November 17, 2020

John D. Scott elected as ASPET 2020 Fellow

Selection as a Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET) is an honor bestowed to our most distinguished members. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance pharmacology, through their scientific achievements, mentorship, and service to the Society.

October 9, 2020

Structural basis of salicylic acid perception by Arabidopsis NPR proteins

Zheng lab reveals how the plant immunity hormone, salicylic acid, which is also the precursor of Aspirin, is perceived by its receptor protein in plants. The results give us a hint on what the same molecule might be able to do in human cells besides targeting the cyclooxygenases.

April 13, 2020

Balancing Cellular Oxygen and Iron Levels.

Discovery of an unexpected iron-sulfur cluster embedded in a human ubiquitin ligase sheds light on how fluctuations in iron and oxygen levels regulate iron homeostasis in human cells through an oxygen-sensitive protein-protein interface.

April 1, 2020

Dr. William Catterall Elected Fellow of ASPET

The American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics has elected our own Dr. William Catterall as Fellow. Congratulations, Bill!