Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology

Understanding the cellular and molecular basis of medicine requires integrated information from multiple levels of biology. Our faculty reflect this idea with a coordinated research program using cutting-edge biochemical and molecular methods to study cellular and integrative biology as a basis for understanding disease and developing therapeutics. Students entering this program are typically considering degrees in Pharmacology or Physiology, and training in this area prepares students for independent research careers in biomedicine.

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Recent Ph.D. Graduates

Recent M.S. Graduates

2014 PhRMA Fellowship Award


Hannah Stoveken (Laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall) was awarded a PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology.

2013 Irving L. Spar Award


Emma W. Grygotis (First-year graduate student) was selected to receive the Irving L. Spar Award. This award was presented to a deserving student of exceptional merit at the School of Medicine and Dentistry Convocation, September 12, 2013.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Fellowship in Cardiovascular Science


Makaia M. Papsergi (Laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall) and Michael A. Trembley (Laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small) received HHMI Fellowships.

University of Rochester Outstanding Dissertation Award for Engineering, 2013


$1000 Award: Kelley A. Garvin, Biomedical Engineering Program (Laboratory of Dr. Denise C. Hocking)

2013 Graduate Student Society Poster Session Winners


1st Place - Cellular Studies: Hen Prizant (Laboratory of Dr. Stephen R. Hammes)

1st Place - Molecular Studies: Hannah Stoveken (Laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall)

Society for Neuroscience Capitol Hill Day Young Advocate Program, March 2013


Travel Award to Society for Neuroscience Meeting: Nicole M. Boschi (Laboratory of Dr. A. William Tank)

13th Annual Joint Meeting of the Great Lakes G Protein-Coupled Receptor Retreat and le Club des Recepteurs a Sept Domains, London, Ontario, Canada, October 17-19, 2012


$200 Poster Award: PuiYee Elain Chan (Laboratory of Dr. Gregory G. Tall)

International Inflammation Research Association Conference, Bolton Landing, NY, September 9-13, 2012


C. Gordon Van Arman Award for best mini-paper and presentation from the Inflammation Research Association: Yelena V. Lerman (Laboratory of Dr. Minsoo Kim)


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