A Message From the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology at The George Washington University. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of educational opportunities to our community, and to advance scientific knowledge and improve human health through leading-edge research in the biomedical sciences.

Research is funded by $11 million in NIH awards that seek to translate fundamental biomedical research findings into clinically relevant advances. We welcome students into our laboratories so that they can experience the excitement of using the latest technologies to discover how our bodies work. Areas of specific research emphasis include:

  • Development of the cortex - genetic models of neurological diseases
  • Role of gamma oscillations in brain development
  • Cardiovascular physiology - functional studies of arrhythmias
  • Nicotine and other drugs of abuse - impact on adolescent and neonatal brain
  • Genomics/Proteomics of Cancer
  • Molecular Oncology - mutagenesis
  • Ion Channels in cancer cells

Education includes courses to undergraduate students in pharmacogenomics, to predoctoral students in topics ranging from neurophysiology to molecular oncology, and to medical and health sciences students in pharmacology and physiology.

Please visit the other sections of our website to learn more about specific research projects and course offerings.