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 awards from NIH and other sponors and seeks 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:

  • Genetic models of neurological diseases
  • Role of gamma oscillations in brain development
  • Cardiovascular physiology - functional studies of arrhythmias
  • Behavioral studies
  • Genomics/Proteomics of Cancer
  • Integrative Physiology

Education includes courses in topics ranging from pharmacology, physiology, molecular oncology and pharmacogenomics.

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