Pharmacology Courses

Here is a list of courses taught by the Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology Course List - Fall

  • PHARM 502a Seminar Course.Titus Boggon, Susumu Tomita, Don Nguyen. Mon, 3-5pm. The objectives are to critically evaluate and discuss the scientific literature, (2) improve the ability of the students to give oral presentations, and (3) provide students with the opportunity to learn about individual topics from a physiological, pathological, and pharmacological perspective. Grades are given but a Honors does not qualify for the Graduate Schoo's two Honors requirement.
  • PHARM 504a Principles of Pharmacology. Elias Lolis and staff. Lectures covering antibiotics, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. Monday and Wednesday 11:35 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., Giarman Room, SHM B201.
  • PHARM 506a Methods in Pharmacological Research (Rotations). Elias Lolis. Students work in laboratories of faculty of their choice. Hours to be arranged.
  • PHARM 528a Principles of Signal Transduction. Anton Bennett. The regulation of intracellular signaling is of fundamental importance to the understanding of cell function and regulation. This course will introduce the broad principles of intracellular signal transduction. More detailed lectures on specific intracellular signaling pathways will be given where students will learn both the basic and the most recent and cutting edge concepts of intracellular signaling. Topics covered will include regulation of signaling by protein phosphorylation, small G-proteins, G protein-coupled receptors, hormones, phospholipids, adhesion and gasses. Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. SHM B222

Pharmacology Course List - Spring

  • PHARM 502b Seminar Course.Titus Boggon, Susumu Tomita, Don Nguyen. Friday 2:30-4:30PM. Room TBA. The objectives are to critically evaluate and discuss the scientific literature, (2) improve the ability of the students to give oral presentations, and (3) provide students with the opportunity to learn about individual topics from a physiological, pathological, and pharmacological perspective. Grades are given by an Honors does not qualify for the Graduate School's two Honors requirement.
  • PHARM 506a Methods in Pharmacology Research (Rotations). Elias Lolis. Students work in laboratories of faculty of their choice. Hours to be arranged.
  • PHARM 518b Current Topics in Cancer and Viral Therapy. Yung-chi Cheng and Benjamin Turk, Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • PHARM 529b Structural Pharmacology. Ya Ha & Titus Boggon. The goal of this course is to show students how concepts of structural biology are applied to areas of great importance in pharmacology such as protein kinases, proteases, cell surface receptors, integrins and other membrane-bound enzymes, transporters and channels, and how these concepts facilitate drug development. Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Giarman Room SHM B201
  • PHARM 560 Cellular and Molecular Physiology: Molecular Machines in Human Disease. Emile Boulpaep. This course focuses on understanding the processes that transfer molecules across membranes at the cellular, molecular, biophysical, and physiological levels. Students learn about the different classes of molecular machines that mediate membrane transport, generate electrical currents, or perform mechanical displacement. Emphasis is placed upon the relationship between the molecular structures of membrane proteins, their normal function, and abnormal function in human disease. The interactions among transport proteins, their normal function, and abnormal function in human disease are also a focus. The interactions among transport proteins in determining the physiological behaviors of cells and tissues are also stressed. Molecular motors are introduced and their mechanical relationship to cell function is explored. Students read papers from scientific literature that establish the connections between mutations in genes encoding membrane proteins and a wide variety of human genetic diseases MWF 9:25 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ML 104
  • PHARM 521 Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatry. Kelly Cosgrove, Hilary Blumberg, Julie Staley