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  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 General Catalog

Pharmacology and Toxicology

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College of Pharmacy
Department Office: 201 L.S. Skaggs Hall
Phone: 801-581-6287

Chair: Karen S. Wilcox, Ph.D.

The mission of our Department is three-fold, and focuses on research, graduate and professional training, and service. The faculty of this department place a high priority on the teaching and research training of graduate students for the Ph.D. degree. Our program features close working relationships between individual students and their faculty mentor, rich and diverse research opportunities, and individualized programs of study based on the needs of the students. Doctoral graduates of our program gain employment in research and teaching positions at colleges and universities, engage in research and development in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and have additional opportunities in research institutes, government agencies, environmental protection organizations, and many other arenas.

Graduate Program

Please see the Pharmacology and Toxicology M.S. and Ph.D. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Areas of Specialization

Neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, behavioral pharmacology, drug abuse, drug evaluation, biochemical pharmacology, immunology, drug metabolism, biochemical toxicology and forensic toxicology, convulsive disorders and anticonvulsants, cardiovascular pharmacology, autonomic pharmacology, protein phosphorylation, second messengers, cellular and molecular pharmacology, cancer-related molecular biology, neurobiology, and neuroendocrinology.

Program and Course Offerings





      Pharmacology and Toxicology

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