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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, 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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January 12, 2017:

Congratulations to Dr. Samie Jaffrey, who just won the Abel Award from ASPET! Dr. Jaffrey's mentor, Dr. Sol Snyder, received this award in 1970 (three years before he discovered the opiate receptor) and Dr. Jaffrey is his fourth student to receive this award. To read more, click here:

January 7, 2017:

Nature Methods just named epitranscriptome mapping their "Method of the Year," highlighting Dr. Jaffrey's role in initiating this field with Kate Meyer's 2012 Cell paper. To read more, click here:

December 22, 2016:

Dr. Samie Jaffrey and his postdoctoral fellow (and first author Dr. Jan Mauer) have a new publication in Nature answering a major question in biology, how the amount of protein generated from an mRNA is determined. The paper is titled: "Reversible methylation of m6Am in the 5' cap controls mRNA stability." Congratulations! For more information click here: PRESS RELEASE and ARTICLE:

December 19, 2016:

One of our newest faculty members, Dr. Kristen Pleil, has been selected as the recipient of the Kellen Junior Faculty Fellowship. Very nice, Kristen!

December 12, 2016:

Dr. Arleen Rifkind has been appointed to the FDA Non Prescription Drug Advisory Committee. Congratulations, Arleen!!

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..

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June 2016:

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