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.
Learn more about our department via the links below.
- Chair’s Message
Meet our chair, Alfred L. George, Jr., MD; get his perspective on our newly established department
- Seminars and Events
Attend upcoming department-sponsored event
- News and Announcements
Learn about the work done within the department and our field through recent news and announcements
- Video Archive
Watch our videos that highlight the work being done in our labs
Find faculty positions and information on other job opportunities available through our department
Help the Department of Pharmacology achieve our goals
- Contact Us
Connect with our administrative office