Research

Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology Research

Faculty of the Department of Pharmacology participate in several interdisciplinary graduate programs, including the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Graduate Program (CMPP), the Cell and Molecular Biology Program (CMB) and the Biomedical Engineering Program (BME).

Major Topics of Research

Myometrial Function Research Group

Electrophysiology

Ion Channels

Biochemistry and Biophysics of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Cells

Cellular and Molecular

Epigenetics

Muscular Dystrophies

Neuropharmacology

Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology

Neurophysiology

Vascular Wall Cell Biology

Insulin transduction and defects in diabetes

Regulation of smooth muscle contractions

Integrins and natriuretic peptides in cardiac myocytes

Molecular Biophysics of motor proteins

Epigenetic mechanisms of cardiac muscle hypertrophy

Misfolding proteins associated with non-infectious neurodegenerative diseases