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The Pharmacology Department is a premiere program in biomedical research, focusing on understanding how drugs and chemicals modify biological systems. Faculty carry out research in diverse areas such as cancer pharmacology, and develops new drugs to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism. The department furthers the education of students through its top-ranked Ph.D. program in Pharmacology, which offers students access to outstanding faculty to build their research careers.


Brain-Circuit Discovery May Help Explain Sex Differences in Binge Drinking

October 4, 2021

A brain circuit that works as a “brake” on binge alcohol drinking may help explain male-female differences in vulnerability to alcohol use disorders, according to a preclinical...
Aging People Accumulate a Molecule that Promotes Cancer and Metastasis

August 19, 2020

The greatly increased risk of cancer and cancer mortality with aging may be due in part to the buildup in the body of a key cancer-promoting molecule, according to new preclinical...
Researchers Find that Chemical Marks in Cellular Messages Trigger Their Disposal

June 2, 2020

Three proteins bind to chemical marks on molecular messages in cells, targeting the messages for degradation, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. The results...