The Department of Pharmacology is a leading center for research and training in the discipline of pharmacology, and is renowned for its strength in defining basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction, elucidating molecular structure and function, and using computational science to translate basic knowledge into drug discovery relevant to treatment of cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Announcements

Tall Lab at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  Apply Here.

The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine is hiring a Pharmacology Educator - Assistant Professor for the Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics.  Visit the job listing (Position #15484) for more information.

Catch up with ASPET's latest issue of PHARMACOLOGIST which contains information on the Experimental Biology conference in Chicago. 

The Experimental Biology conference will be taking place April 22-16 in Chicago, IL

Seminars

Cutting-edge seminars are hosted almost every Tuesday in the UC San Diego Department of Pharmacology.  

Upcoming Seminars:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Douglas Green, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"Regulated Necrotic Cell Death: To the Edge of Necroptosis and Back"
12:00pm, Leichtag Building Rm.107

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
​Garret A. Fitzgerald, MD, FRS
University of Pennsylvania
"Unwinding the Molecular Clock in Cardiometabolic Disease"
12:00pm, Leichtag Building Rm.107

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Joseph Takahashi
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals"
12:00pm, Leichtag Building Rm.107

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Carla Rothlin, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
"Negative Regulation of Inflammation"
12:00pm, Leichtag Building Rm.107

Please click on the link to access the full seminar schedule and to check out recent event updates.

View the full Seminar Schedule


In the News

The Salk Institute, La Jolla announces Tony Hunter, PhD has been awarded one of the inaugural Sjöberg Prize for Cancer research  

Robert Tukey, PhD and ShuJuan Chen, PhD were featured in "Severe Newborn Jaundice Could be Preventable, Mouse Study Shows"

Joan Heller Brown, PhD was awarded the Otto Krayer Award in Pharmacology by ASPET. 

Paul A. Insel, MD was awarded the David Lehr Research Award by ASPET.

Jerold J. Chun, PhD accepted a new faculty position with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 

December 2016

Roger Tsien Lab was featured in "Merry Microscopy and A Happy New Technique"



Kun-Liang Guan, PhD was featured in "Study Reveals New Role for Hippo Pathway in Suppressing Cancer Immunity"

Tracy Handel, PhD was featured in "Researchers Reveal 3D Structure of Cell's Inflammation Sensor and its Inhibitors" and Nature.

November 2016

Tannishtha Reya, PhD was featured in "Antibody Breaks Leukemia's Hold, Providing New Therpeutic Approach" and Cancer Cell.

October 2016

Palmer Taylor, PhD will be honored as a Revelle Medal recipient at the UC San Diego Founders Celebration. The Revelle Medal is the highest honor given by the Chancellor to a current or former faculty member for sustained, distinguished, and extraordinary service to UC San Diego.  

August 2016

Andy McCammon, PhD was awarded the Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry.  This prize, from the University of Wisconsin, is the highest university-based award in theoretical chemistry; four previous winners have won the Nobel Prize. 

May 10, 2016

"Genetic Variations that Boost PKC Enzyme Contribute to Alzheimer's Disease" features Alexandra Newton, PhD. and published in Science Signaling.

Feb 25, 2016

"Molecular "Brake" Prevents Excessive Inflammation: Protein p62 keeps macrophages in check"
features Michael Karin, PhD. and published in Cell

Feb 1, 2016

UC San Diego Researchers Cited Among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds"
features Kun-Liang Guan, PhD, Michael Karin, PhD and Roger Tsien, PhD.

All News

Events

November 2016
Department of Pharmacology Faculty Participate in the "Padres Pedal the Cause: A World Without Cancer" Fundraiser

This event is an annual cycling fundraiser that donates 100% of the net proceeds to benefit cancer research.  The three San Diego based National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Research Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, as well as Rady Children's hospital are beneficiaries.  The goal is to fund research that may lead to a cure for cancer. 
BikeTeam16.JPGTeam Members - From Left to Right: Jin Zhang, Silvio Gutkind, and Maya Kunkel