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MolPharm 50th Anniv. Highlight: Ionotropic GABA and Glutamate Receptor Mutations and Human Neurological Diseases

Recent advances in next generation sequencing technologies have led to a dramatic increase in...
The Department of Pharmacology offers individuals interested in furthering their research skills the opportunity to complete a research internship in a biomedical research laboratory.
18 February 2016
MaKendra Umstead: A personal mission to study cancer

MaKendra Umstead was inspired by her mother's journey with...
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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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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



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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.

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Mouse hippocampal CA1 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.

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

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

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

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11 January 2016
Dedication of the Winship Partner in Research Endowed Chair

Sent on behalf of Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Executive...
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01 March 2015
Context-Dependent GluN2B-Selective Inhibitors of NMDA Receptor Function Are Neuroprotective with Minimal Side...
06 September 2016
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13 September 2016
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20 September 2016
Shannon Gourley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics &...
"How Events During Adolescence Shape the Brain and Behavior: ...
27 September 2016
Richard Neubig, M.D., PhD., Chair & Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology &...
"Role of G-alpha-o (GNAO1) in Human Epilepsy and Movement Disorders"
04 October 2016
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11 October 2016
Thomas Kukar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Emory...
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18 October 2016
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25 October 2016
Qiang Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computational...
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01 November 2016
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08 November 2016
Nidhi Sahni, PhD, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Cancer Systems...
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15 November 2016
Society for Neuroscience
November 12th - 16th, San Diego
22 November 2016
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29 November 2016
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06 December 2016
Rory A. Fisher, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of...
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13 December 2016
Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of...
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13 December 2016
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20 December 2016
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