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

Drs. Zhou and Zheng awarded NIH grant

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The grant will help to develop novel senolytic agents and identify molecular targets that are important for survival of senescent cells.

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.

UF tissue chip experiment to study age-related…

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The study led by Siobhan Malany, Ph.D., will help scientists understand microgravity effects on human muscle cells and could aid the development of…

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Dr. Guillaume de Lartigue receives NIDDK grant

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Guillaume de Lartigue, Ph.D.,  an assistant professor of pharmacodynamics, is a multiple principal investigator of a National Institute of Diabetes…

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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

Girls Scouting Out Pharmacy event builds excitement for pharmacy careers

Girl Scouts from across the country grabbed their boarding passes and joined students from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Orlando campus for a virtual introduction to the pharmacy…

Kratom: What science is discovering about the risks and benefits of a controversial herb

Dr. Chris McCurdy explains how science is attempting to answer safety questions around kratom in this Conversation story.

Dr. Weihsuan “Jenny” Lo-Ciganic to serve second term on Pharmacy Quality Alliance Quality Metrics Expert Panel

The Quality Metrics Expert Panel is a small group of experts who meet monthly to recommend measures for testing and for endorsement by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance.

Dr. Chris McCurdy’s kratom alkaloid study featured on the cover of ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science

McCurdy began researching kratom in 2005 and the study represents the first time his team’s kratom research has appeared on a journal cover.