Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program
There are three aspects to the graduate training program in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
The first aspect is mastery by the student of the fundamentals of pharmacology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, signal transduction, toxicology and physiology. These fundamentals are taught at the graduate level through formal courses, informal seminars and journal clubs and countless conversations at the lab bench.
The second aspect is the development of the communication skills that are essential for a successful career in research. These skills are developed by practice; students in our program present seminars, and write scientific papers and mock grant proposals.
Finally, and most importantly, the third aspect of the program is the development of research skills. This occurs in the laboratory of a research mentor who is a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.