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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Our mission is to perform basic and translational pharmacological research and to train new scientists and health sciences professionals. To accomplish this mission, the department has 18 full-time faculty, support staff, well-equipped laboratories and core facilities.

We use a range of multidisciplinary approaches to conduct our research. Our scientists have developed unique genetic animal models. We can measure pharmacological and physiological variable ranging in scale from molecular to whole-animal. Core facilities for tissue culture, genomics, mass spectrometry, imaging and electrophysiology support these research efforts. These resources and skills allow us to conduct state-of-the-art basic translational research on metabolic, cardiovascular, renal and cancer-related diseases. 

The department has eight to 12 PhD students in any given year. In addition to training graduate students, the department teaches pharmacology and therapeutics to medical and dental students and maintains outreach efforts to local high schools, colleges and universities.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series


"Mechanistic Insights of Childhood Adversity Mediated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease"

Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD
Professor and Endowed Scholar
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Co-Director, Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Noon Monday, Oct. 14, 2019
Classroom R153, Lower Amphitheatre
For more information, call Marilyn McCarthy at (601) 984-1635.