Welcome from the chair

Welcome to the department of pharmacodynamics in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Pharmacodynamics is fundamental to both pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the search for new, life-enhancing medicines.

Department news

UF study debunks belief that GLP-1 hormone…

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GLP-1 plays an important role in regulating appetite by creating the sensation of feeling full after a meal. UF’s findings could have far-reaching…

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Dr. Jay McLaughlin awarded NIH-NIDA grant

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The grant will support the development of CP-analogs as novel treatments for opioid use disorder.

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UF cancer drug receives FDA clearance for…

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An anticancer drug developed by researchers from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has become the first drug of its kind allowed to…

Guangrong Zheng, Ph.D., left, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry, and Daohong Zhou, M.D., right, a professor of pharmacodynamics and the Henry E. Innes Professorship of Cancer Research at the UF Health Cancer Center, bring their complementary expertise together under the same roof at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Department stats

$8.4 MILLION IN RESEARCH AWARDS, ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19

52 PUBLICATIONS IN 2018-19

11 TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

18 PH.D. STUDENTS

9 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

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UF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

One degree, five concentrations

Discover the UF Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program and learn about our comprehensive and collaborative research training among the five departments.

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Graduate education

Discover Greatness at the UF College of Pharmacy

Do you have the drive and determination to discover greatness? Whether in the lab, the clinic or through big data, you’re on a journey of asking questions – lots of them – to find answers.

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student profile

Sarthak Singhal and Yalun Tan

Graduate students Sarthak Singhal and Yalun Tan are young scientists studying how the brain functions from a cellular and behavioral level.

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College news

UF study debunks belief that GLP-1 hormone systems in gut and brain work together to suppress eating

GLP-1 plays an important role in regulating appetite by creating the sensation of feeling full after a meal. UF’s findings could have far-reaching implications for developing new medicines designed to…

Dr. Carol Motycka elected president of the Florida Pharmacy Association

When Motycka becomes president in 2022, she’ll assume leadership of the largest and oldest statewide organization representing the profession of pharmacy in Florida.

Rho Chi Society welcomes newest members at initiation ceremony

The top academic performers in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s classes of 2022 and 2023 were celebrated at The Rho Chi Society Initiation Ceremony, March 27.

Creative Works opens new multimedia production facility

Creative Works specializes in video production, graphic design, web development and interactive media for research outreach, professional development programs and marketing campaigns.