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Winship Names Eight Recipients of New Pilot Grants

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is pleased to announce that eight researchers will receive 2014 Basic and Translational Pilot...
The Department of Pharmacology offers individuals interested in furthering their research skills the opportunity to complete a research internship in a biomedical research laboratory.
12 May 2014
Congratulations to Ming Hin (“Sammy”) Lee, a MD/PhD student co-mentored by Drs. Lian Li and Lih-Shen Chin for receiving the...
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21 October 2013
Congratulations to Jianxiong Jiang (Raymond Dingledine’s lab) winner of the “2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award”.
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03 July 2013
Congratulations to Lore Parran for 25 years of Service and Georgia Taylor for 10 years of Service at Emory University.
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06 June 2013
First human exposome in United States.  Emory, Georgia Tech receive first human exposome center grant in...
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Welcome to Emory University
Department of Pharmacology


Pharmacology as a modern field exists to lay the groundwork for discovery and development of the next generation of therapeutics. Pharmacology emerged long ago as a basic science discipline from attempts to discover how the age-old remedies and poisons exert their effects on man. Today the science of pharmacology would be nearly unrecognizable to its predecessors as high throughput screens of small molecules feed programs involving patch clamp electrophysiology, genetic manipulations and detailed biochemical pathway analyses to develop better understanding of the molecular causes of disease and pinpoint sites amenable to intervention. There is a continuing societal need for high-impact pharmacologists who understand the underpinnings of modern therapeutic strategies. These individuals will find careers within academic, pharmaceutical and governmental laboratories to develop and study tomorrow's drugs. Eighteen departmental faculty work with approximately 90 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff on a variety of research and clinical targets that include epilepsy, cardiovascular and muscle diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammation and drug abuse. How cells regulate important signal transduction molecules such as the P450 metabolizing enzymes, protein kinases, intracellular scaffolding proteins, glutamate and other neurotransmitter receptors are woven into these studies. Collaborative research projects with faculty in clinical departments such as Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Human Genetics and Medicine enhance our research and training environment.

Raymond Dingledine, Ph.D. Chairman



DEPARTMENT FOCUS

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Image courtesy of the Pavlath Lab

Mouse hippocampal CA1 region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Image courtesy of the Pavlath Lab

Image courtesy of the Hepler Lab

Image courtesy of the Feng Lab

Image courtesy of the Feng Lab

Mouse dentate hilus region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Mouse dentate granule cell region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Hippocampal CA3 4 days after status epilepticus. blue - cell nuclei; green -  astrocytes; red - microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Mouse hippocampal CA1 region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Mouse hippocampal CA1 region 4 days after status epilepticus. Blue = cell nuclei; green = astrocytes; red = microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Hippocampal CA1 4 days after status epilepticus in COX2 cKO. blue - cell nuclei; green -  astrocytes; red - microglia. Courtesy of Dingledine lab.

Image courtesy of the Feng Lab

20 June 2014
Researchers from Ohio State, Emory receive grants from Harrington Discovery Institute and Alzheimer's Drug Discovery...
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25 March 2014
It's All In Your Head
Renowned pharmacologist
Dr Raymond Dingledine shares his insight into the field,...
16 September 2014
Robin A. J. Lester, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, University...
12 Noon - "The Medial Habenula: Why...
16 September 2014
Namandje Bumpus, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology &...
"Activation of JNK and BimEL Signaling in Anti-HIV Drug Induced...
23 September 2014
Trent Spencer, PhD, Director of Gene Therapy, Associate Professor,...
"Development of a Gene Therapy Pharmaceutical:  Trials and...
30 September 2014
D. Samba Reddy, PhD, R.Ph., FAAPS, Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience &...
"Neurosteroids and Extrasynaptic GABA-A Receptors"
07 October 2014
Randy Blakely, PhD, Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology &...
From Rare Gene Variation to Novel Therapeutic Leads in Autism: Siren...
14 October 2014
Changwon Park, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Center...
"Role of ETV2 in Vessel Formation"
21 October 2014
TBA
28 October 2014
Lian Li, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, Center...
"Endosomal Trafficking and Peripheral Neuropathy"
04 November 2014
TBA
11 November 2014
Tin Tin Su, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Moelcular, Cellular &...
TBA
18 November 2014
No Seminar due to Society for Neuroscience 2014
November 15th - 19th, Washington D. C.
25 November 2014
No Seminar due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
02 December 2014
TBA
09 December 2014
Shiva Gangappa, DVM, PhD, Influenza Division, NCIRD & Adjunct Faculty,...
TBA
16 December 2014
TBA
23 December 2014
No Seminar due to the Holiday's
30 December 2014
No Seminar due to the Holiday's
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