Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology website! This is a very exciting time for our department. Established as a new basic science department in March 2014, we have been given substantial resources to expand over the next few years. We are building an outstanding department committed to education, training and cutting edge research that will meld classic topics such as receptor theory, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and signal transduction, with emerging areas of pharmacogenomics, drug discovery and translational pharmacology. We aspire to emerge a leader among academic departments of pharmacology for many years to come.

The discipline of Pharmacology requires a specialized knowledgebase, and our faculty members are dedicated to the mission of educating undergraduate, graduate and medical students within the core principles of this field. Furthermore, Pharmacology is the most translatable of all basic science disciplines represented in schools of medicine. Our research programs have direct relevance to human diseases, specifically in areas related to brain and cardiovascular disorders, as well as many others. There are a multitude of outstanding research training opportunities in the department and we regularly host graduate students recruited through the Driskill Graduate Program, in Life Sciences (DGP), the Interdepartmental Neurosciences Ph.D. Program (NUIN), and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, and enjoy exploring information about our faculty, as well as the activities of the department, noting the emphasis on research and training opportunities.

Alfred L. George, Jr., MD

Alfred L. George, Jr., MD