A multidisciplinary basic science department in the College of Medicine, serving the greater science community and students alike.
The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is a multidisciplinary basic science department in the College of Medicine. The majority of our faculty do neuroscience research, ranging from molecular mechanisms to neurophysiology to behavior. Joint research projects with clinical departments, such as Neurology and Medicine, focus on epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and autonomic and respiratory aspects of epileptic seizures. Our faculty also have appointments in the School of Graduate Studies and mentor and train doctoral candidates in the Programs in Neural and Behavioral Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Biomedical Engineering. Our faculty are also medical educators, teaching primarily in the pre-clinical (Foundation) years in the College of Medicine and in the School of Health Professions.