Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology. Our research teams and faculty study the mechanisms of disease, develop and test novel drug therapies and seek to understand and prevent drug interactions. We also educate and train medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows in the rich and complex field of pharmacology.

Pharmacology impacts the entire spectrum of health care and has applications in both inpatient and outpatient settings. At SIU Medicine, our pharmacologists bridge the gap between science and medicine by providing collaborative, evidence-based care for patients throughout central and southern Illinois.

Our ongoing research activities involve the investigation of drugs as they apply to areas of interest like cancer biology, toxicology, hearing loss and neuroscience.

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2023 Pharma Award winners

Pharmacology department honors top lab researchers

On May 23, the Department of Pharmacology presented its annual awards to honor its lab researchers, past and present. Faculty, staff, students and friends attended the awards ceremony and reception in the Pearson Museum to salute those who have excelled in SIU research labs and classes during the most recent school year.
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Trainee Research Symposia showcases next-gen lab leaders

More than 80 trainee researchers shared findings from their most promising scientific and clinical investigations at the 33rd Annual Trainee Research Symposium on April 18 and 21 at SIU School of Medicine.
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Brain Awareness Day at Franklin Middle School

Graduate students and research staff from SIU's Department of Pharmacology sparked some synapses of Franklin Middle School students on March 3, part of 'Brain Awareness Day.'

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