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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2021 Pharmacology Awards

Congratulations to the winners of SIU School of Medicine's 2021 Pharmacology Award winners. The awards honor students and researchers for their excellence in academics, research and leadership in the

2020 Pharmacology Memorial Awards - And the winners are.....

Pharmacology Memorial Awards Ceremony 2020 May 19, 2020 Dr. Satu Somani was one of the three original faculty members of the SIU School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and a dedicated scientist

Brain Awareness Day 2020

Graduate students and research staff from the Department of Pharmacology organized Brain Awareness Day at Franklin Middle School on Friday March 6, 2020. During Brain Awareness Day, students and staff

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