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The research activities of the Cornell 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.







Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Dr. Kristen Pleil
Lecture Room: A250
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas
"Peptidergic Mechanisms of Addiction and Mood Disorders"

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Zippin
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas
"Non-Canonical cAMP Signaling Pathways Reveal New Insights into Skin Biology"

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Dr. Vasilis Vasiliou
Lecture Room: C200
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Steven S. Gross
"Aldehyde Dehydrogenases in Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Dr. Deepak Patil
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Samie Jaffrey
"m6A RNA Methylation Regulates XIST-Mediated Gene Silencing"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Dr. Paul B. Watkins
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Marcus M. Reidenberg
"Why Good Drugs Are Sometimes Bad for the Liver"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Dr. Michael Rudnicki
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas
"Seminar to be announced and broadcast"

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November 14, 2016:

Dean Augustine Choi (left) honored faculty members Dr. Roberto Levi (2nd from left) and Dr. Michi Okamoto (4th from left) for 50 & 55 years of service at Weill Cornell! The event also honored Pharmacology faculty Drs. Arleen Rifkind, Diane Felsen, Silvia Moore, Lorraine Gudas, & Xiao-Han Tang! click here:

November 14, 2016:

Drs. Patrizia Levi and Roberto Levi have donated one of Patrizia’s beautiful paintings to the Pharmacology Dept. Thank you both so much! We will all treasure and enjoy this painting for many years to come!

October 16, 2016:

Dr. Chiosis and her Pharmacology Program faculty collaborators Drs. Lewis and Melnick have an exciting publication just out in Nature on the epichaperome! To read more click here:

September 7, 2016:

Dr. Jaffrey & his colleagues recently published a stellar paper in Nature in which they determined the mechanism for X-chromosome inactivation in females. How the X-chromosome is inactivated is a question that has been under study for many years, a key question in biology! To read their publication click here: PRESS RELEASE and ARTICLE

August 22, 2016:

We welcomed our newest class of PhD students with a boat ride around Manhattan! Here are some of the students in front of Lady Liberty..

August 15, 2016:

Dr. Gudas has a new publication in Molecular Cell! For more click here

August 2, 2016:

Dr. Inturrisi has been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the Weill Cornell Alumni Association because of his dedicated service to the Medical Center.

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June 2016:

Pictures from Dr. Danica Chiu's wedding. Many Weill Cornell graduate students attended! See more: click here