The Kent State University Pharmacology Graduate Program is housed within the School of Biomedical Sciences and enrolls a select group of graduate students interested in esearch-based careers in pharmacology. The Pharmacology Program provides substantial opportunity to cultivate chemistry-based skills that are applicable to developing new approaches for treating disease. Our faculty and facilities are outstanding and provide a first-rate training program for young scientists interested in research careers in this discipline.
The Pharmacology Program is based upon a multidisciplinary curriculum involving the Departments of Anatomy, Neurobiology, Physiology and Pharmacology at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and the Department of Chemistry at Kent State University. The Pharmacology Program involves a balance of classroom and laboratory work. In order to capitalize on the extensive relationships among the training faculty, a close working relationship between faculty and students is strongly encouraged and interdisciplinary approaches to research and theoretical problems are emphasized.
The research facilities and resources available for students of the KSU Pharmacology Program are extensive. They are accessible for study of the pharmacological effects of drugs and other exogenus agents on all physiological systems and functions. The research environment is designed for the study of:
The core instruction for all students in the Pharmacology Program is provided in basic physiology and pharmacology. Special attention is placed on providing additional electives that provide a student with a thorough grounding in areas related to their long-term research and career interests.