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Pharmacology Places

801 N. Rutledge St
Room 3289
Springfield, IL 62702

About Pharmacology

Pharmacology is dedicated to understanding the action of drugs and how they can prevent or treat diseases. [Learn More] Pharmacology is the key basic science subject matter about the actions of drugs that is required for the education of health professionals at all levels, including physicians. This Department is responsible for the delivery of the graduate program in Pharmacology and Neuroscience and the main instruction about pharmacology in the medical student curriculum.

The graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are a rich variety of American and international background and experience, and graduate training at the Masters and Ph.D. level is available for qualified students. 

Research is the life blood of Pharmacology, and the departmental faculty are pursuing several main areas of pharmacology research:

  • neuroscience
  • cardiovascular science
  • cancer biology
  • molecular and biochemical pharmacology
  • toxicology

We study mechanisms of disease and work on ways to prevent or treat them and these studies are funded by National Institutes of Health and many other national research organizations. 

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