Welcome to the department of pharmacodynamics

Welcome to the department of pharmacodynamics in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Our faculty specialize in cellular physiology, systems physiology and pharmacology. We use cutting-edge tools to understand mechanisms of disease and to develop new therapeutic solutions.

Department news

Space mission to investigate drug treatment for…

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UF College of Pharmacy researchers will send a tissue-chip experiment to the International Space Station on Nov. 22.

SpaceX launch

Dr. Krause recognized at Celebrating Distinction…

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UF Health honored 33 endowed professors and chairs across the six academic colleges at a special Celebrating Distinction ceremony on Oct. 13.

Celebrating Distinction

Dr. Thomas Burris selected for UF Space Research…

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Dr. Burris is a professor in the department of pharmacodynamics.

Thomas Burris

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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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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

Study: Election stress might impact health

A study led by Dr. Steven Smith suggests population-level blood pressure, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, might have increased following the 2016 presidential election.

Space mission to investigate drug treatment for age-related muscle loss

UF College of Pharmacy researchers will send a tissue-chip experiment to the International Space Station on Nov. 22.

Dr. Brian Cicali awarded FIP Innovation Research Grant

The one-year grant will provide research funding for Cicali and cover a portion of his travel expenses to attend the Brisbane 2023 FIP World Congress in Australia.

Orlando student ambassadors give thanks to local pharmacists

The “Rx Gator Thank You Letters” campaign featured stops at 63 different pharmacies.


The mission of the Department of Pharmacodynamics is to excel in teaching, research, and service. Our research program aspires to offer a unique perspective on drug development, targeting, and validation via detailed studies of basic physiology, pathophysiology, and drug action in both peripheral and central systems. Work performed in Departmental laboratories contributes directly to both the educational and research mission of the University, College, and Department as described by the Board of Governors and the University of Florida.

Graduates of our Ph.D. program will be well prepared for a range of careers in academic research, industry, education, and regulatory agencies. Departmental faculty also aspire to excel in professional service in both intramural and extramural capacities. These additional professional activities support the broader research enterprise in the State and Nation, contribute to University and College governance, disseminate knowledge, and serve the public good.