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About Us

The UC Irvine School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology is home to research and teaching in the fields of:

  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Cellular regulation
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Behavioral pharmacology
  • Drug development

Emphasis is placed on studies on the actions of neurotransmitters and neuropeptides in vitro and in vivo and the discovery of novel signaling pathways and their physiological roles.

Our Mission
The mission of the department is to develop research directions that will translate into therapeutic applications and to mentor the next generation of researchers devoted to pharmaceutical discovery.