July 18, 2023

Maryanne Kihiu awarded 2023 AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Maryanne Kihiu awarded 2023 AHA Predoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship is meant to enhance the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend...

June 13, 2023

Bill Catterall to Receive 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from IUPHAR

Bill Catterall, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Washington, will receive the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Union for Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) in recognition of...

May 30, 2023

Advanced Pharmacology Course Announcement – PHCOL 529 – Autumn 2023

Ion Channel Pharmacology & Genetics, Autumn Quarter, 2023 (2 credits) Course Chairs: Bill Catterall and Yasemin Sancak, Pharmacology Combined Lectures and Discussion Open to interested graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research...

May 4, 2023

Akira (Aki) Horita, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology

On April 23, 2023, Akira (Aki) Horita, Professor Emeritus, died peacefully at his home at the age of 94. He was one of the earliest faculty members in the Department...

January 20, 2023

Yadav Lab research featured in Spectrum News

The Yadav lab’s newly published Science Signaling paper was featured in Spectrum. It is the go-to destination for the latest news and analysis about autism research.

January 4, 2023

Science Signaling – Neurodevelopmental disorder–associated mutations in TAOK1 reveal its function as a plasma membrane remodeling kinase

A new paper from the Yadav lab was published in Science Signaling. Mutations in TAOK1, which encodes a serine-threonine kinase, are associated with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurodevelopmental delay...

August 29, 2022

Ptchd1 mediates opioid tolerance via cholesterol-dependent effects on μ-opioid receptor trafficking

The Grill lab in collaboration with Dr. Kirill Martemyanov’s group (UF Scripps Biomedical Labs) has used unbiased forward genetics to identify the Patched family protein PTR-25/Ptchd1 as an ancient, conserved...

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.