Courtney Andersen studies the role of estrogen receptor-alpha in ovarian cancer.
Chris Barnes investigates the structural details by which transcription factor activity regulates RNA Polymerase II during the universal process of eukaryotic gene expression.
Soma Jobaggy studies nitrated fatty acid pharmacology and the antioxidant response in hypertensive end-organ damage.
Allison Nagle studies growth factor receptor signaling in breast cancer.
PhD Track  
Course Path
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3  Year 4 & Beyond
 
Year 1
Fall Term
        INTBP 2000 Foundations of Biomedical Science (8 credits)
        INTBP 2005 Foundations Conference (4 credits)
        INTBP 2010 Laboratory Research Rotation (1 credit)
                
Total Credits: 12 up to 15

Spring Term
        MSMPHL 2310 *Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
        INTBP 2010 Laboratory Research Rotation (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 2360 *Biology of Signal Transduction (3 credits)
        TBD Elective
                
Total Credits: 12 up to 15

Summer Term
        INTBP 2013 D2K: From Data to Knowledge – Biomedical Experimental Design & Analysis I (3 credits)
        
INTBP 2010 Laboratory Research Rotation (1 credit)
        
INTBP 2290 Scientific Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research (1 credit)
                
Total Credits: 5

 
Year 2
Fall Term
        MSMPHL 3360 *Molecular Pharmacology (2 credits)
        MSMPHL 3310 **Cancer Biology & Therapeutics (3 credits)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Seminar (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 2390 Directed Study (1-9 credits)
        MSMPHL 3320 Journal Club (1 credit)
        TBD Elective
                Total Credits:
12 up to 15

Spring Term
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Seminar (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 2390 Directed Study (1-9 credits)
        MSMPHL 3375 **Neuropharmacology (3 credits)
        MSMPHL 2370 **
Drug Discovery (3 credits)
        MSMPHL 3320 Journal Club (1 credit)
        TBD Elective
                Total Credits:
12 up to 15

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION – completed by the end of the Spring Term - Year 2

Summer Term
        MSMPHL 2390 Directed Study (2 credits)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Summer Seminar (1 credit)
                Total Credits:
1 up to 3

 

 

Year 3
DISSERTATION OVERVIEW/PROSPECTUS MEETING

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY – completed by the end of the Summer Term – Year 2 (prior to Fall Term ADD/DROP date.)


Fall Term
        MSMPHL 3300 PhD Dissertation Research (1-13 credits)
        MSMPHL 3320 Journal Club (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Seminar (1 credit)
                Total Credits:
12 up to 15

Spring Term
        MSMPHL 3300 PhD Dissertation Research (1-13 credits)
        MSMPHL 3320 Journal Club (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Seminar (1credit)
                Total Credits:
12 up to 15

Summer Term
        MSMPHL 3300 PhD Dissertation Research (1-2 credits)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Summer Seminar (1 credit)
                Total Credits: 1 up to 3

 

 

Year 4 & Beyond
Fall Term
        MSMPHL 3300 Ph. Dissertation Research (1-13 credits)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Seminar (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 3320 Journal Club (1 credit)
                Total Credits:
12 up to 15

Spring Term
        MSMPHL 3300 Ph.D. Dissertation Research (1-13 credits)
        MSMPHL 2350 Pharmacology Seminar (1 credit)
        MSMPHL 3320 Journal Club (1 credit)
                Total Credits:
12 up to 15

Summer Term
        MSMPHL 3300 Ph.D. Dissertation Research (1-2 credits)
        MSMPHL 2355 Pharmacology Summer Seminar (1 credit)
                Total Credits: 1 up to 3

DISSERTATION DEFENSE




* Required courses for Molecular Pharmacology program

** One of three courses (i.e. either Drug Discovery, Neuropharmacology or Cancer Biology and Therapeutics is required)



 
STUDENT NEWS


UPCOMING EVENTS
10/23/2017 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Anastasia Gorelova


10/26/2017 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Enrico Novelli, M.D.


10/30/2017 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Alparslan Asan


Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index


Outcomes:  Time to disseration, last five graduating clasess:  4.5 years, Completion Rate: 84.8%

Ranked #12 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty consecutive years




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