Pharmacology & Physiology
A Message from the Chair:
The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology consists of faculty, fellows and students who are dedicated to cutting-edge scientific research, in order to work towards a better understanding of how the human body functions and to alleviate human diseases. The faculty is composed of distinguished scientists who are international leaders in the fields of cell signaling, G-proteins and ion channels, mitochondria and mechanisms of cell death, cardiovascular diseases and vascular biology, neurodegeneration and drugs of abuse, and integrative neurosciences. The department promotes a strong training program for both graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and many of our graduates have gone on to become leaders in academia, industry and government. The University of Rochester is now in the process of implementing a new strategic plan, which emphasizes a number of research fields, including neuromedicine and cardiovascular biology, that fit well with the Department’s research interests. The Department is enthusiastic about being a part of this plan and the anticipated growth in the University’s research enterprise, as we aim to be one of the finest medical centers in the world.
A. William Tank, Ph.D.
Lewis Pratt Ross Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology and Chair
2012 Department Holiday Party
2012 Fall Picnic
2012 Paul Horowicz Lecture
The 2012 Paul Horowicz Lecture was held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, and was presented by W. Jonathan Lederer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director of BioMET-Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Professor of Physiology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His lecture title was, "Tuning the Heartstrings: How the Heart Regulates Its Beat."
2012 Paul Stark Lecture and Poster Session
The 2012 Paul Stark Lecture and Poster Session was held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 and was presented by Gary Landreth, Ph.D., Professor of Neurosciences and Neurology, Director, Alzheimer Research Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University. His lecture title was, "Nuclear Receptors as Therapeutic Targets in Alzheimer's Disease."
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Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 711
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone, (585) 275-1679
Fax, (585) 273-2652
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