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The disciplines of pharmacology and physiology touch on virtually every field of the biomedical sciences, presenting endless opportunities to discover disease mechanisms and develop new treatments. This translational approach is at the basis of our work, firmly rooted in the concept of promoting a seamless and continuous transition between the basic and the clinical sciences.

Our faculty pursue a variety of scientific interests in the areas of neurological disorders, cancer therapeutics, pain, cardiovascular and renal physiology, substance abuse, HIV neuropathology and comorbidities. We invite you to visit their laboratory pages and learn more about ongoing research projects and available openings. Feel free to inquire if you have any questions!

New Faculty Positions Available

The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine announces the opening of tenure-track faculty positions.

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Our training programs provide students with a wealth of advantages in considering career opportunities within academic and biopharmaceutical settings. We offer both traditional, research-intensive graduate programs in Pharmacology and Physiology (MS and PhD), as well as a recently developed program in Drug Discovery and Development.


Priscila Sato, PhD

Meet Our Faculty: Priscila Sato, PhD

"We are interested in cardiac hypertrophy and how that develops into decompensated heart failure. We also have another line of research where we're looking at how diabetes leads to cardiac dysfunction. I have a couple of genetic mouse models. We want to really hone down in understanding potential mechanisms of how changes in the pancreas, particularly in the beta islets, impact the heart."

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News and Announcements
 

May 2019

NIDA Funding for Dr. Barker

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Barker, who has been awarded a two-year, R03 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for her project "Alterations in corticostriatal control of cocaine seeking in HIV infection."

Dr. Matt Receives Fellowship Award

Dr. Stephanie Matt, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Peter Gaskill’s lab, has been awarded a Brody Family Medical Trust Fund Fellowship from the Philadelphia Foundation. This funding will support Dr. Matt’s research in the field of "incurable diseases," specifically her project titled "Mechanisms of dopamine-mediated conformational changes in CCR5 in HIV infection of macrophages."

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Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair

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