Our Mission

The research activities of the Penn State Pharmacology Program faculty cover broad areas of modern pharmacological sciences. Faculty carry out research in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, drug metabolism, toxicology, proteomics, molecular pharmacology, receptors and signal transduction, and drug design. A major mission of the Pharmacology Program faculty is to provide research training to Ph.D. students and to postdoctoral fellows that is thorough, intense and exciting.


A strength of the Pharmacology Program at Penn State is that the research of many of the faculty is focused on therapies for a variety of diseases, and several faculty have clinical responsibilities or close association with clinical faculty at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. This allows students and fellows in the Pharmacology Program to perform research which will result in better or new therapies for diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and heart disease.