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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Davie in lab

SIU Medicine scientist gets $445K grant for genetic research on devastating childhood cancer

A scientist at SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale will use a $445K federal grant to explore ways of turning off a genetic switch that allows a rare but devastating cancer to progress in children.
Lynne Ling

Ling receives 2023 Toth Award for research support

The Research Policy Committee honored Lynne Ling with the 2023 Frank J. Toth Award, the highest recognition for SIU School of Medicine research support personnel. Ling is lab manager in the Auditory Neurobiology Laboratory in the pharmacology department.
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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