Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

About Us

Northwestern's lakefront campus in Chicago

Pharmacology is a basic science department in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The department is dedicated to education and cutting edge research, broadly applicable to understanding mechanisms of drug action, as well as exploiting strategies for drug discovery. The department was established in March 2014, with inaugural members from the former Department of Molecular and Biological Chemistry. The department is being led by Alfred L. George, Jr., MD, a recognized leader in elucidating the structure, function, pharmacology and genetics of ion channels. A substantial investment of resources has been committed to the new Department of Pharmacology, focusing on the goal of building a robust and vibrant academic department. In a time when other medical schools and academic medical centers are simply not growing, this expansion illustrates a deep commitment by the Feinberg School of Medicine to the research, training and discovery in the discipline of pharmacology.

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