Welcome from the Chair

The program in Pharmacology/Toxicology at the University of Kansas appeals to students who want to teach and/or do research in a University or do research in a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company or government laboratory. New students can look forward to personal development in an atmosphere that fosters strong collaborative activities as well as independent scholarship.

The Department's research programs and faculty place it at the leading edge of research in the pharmacological/toxicological sciences. In addition to receiving strong training in modern pharmacology and toxicology, students are encouraged to use the expertise and courses available in the Departments of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Medicinal Chemistry; and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The University has strong programs in neurobiology, molecular genetics, and bioanalytical chemistry. Some of our students participate in collaborative interdisciplinary research in these fields of biomedical science.

The Department is located in Malott Hall in close proximity to the Departments and programs listed above. All of the principal research facilities supporting the biomedical sciences on Campus are located within or next to Malott. There are usually about 15 graduate students pursuing degrees under the guidance of faculty and research associates. Approximately ten research Associates participate in training our graduate students as well as conducting their own research programs. Ten -15 undergraduate students also work in Department laboratories.

Nancy Muma - Professor & Chair, KU Pharmacology & Toxicology

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
We would like to invite everyone to Jiacheng Ma's oral defense of her dissertation scheduled May 19 @ 10:00 a.m. in Room 3004 School of Pharmacy.