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KU Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

KU Pharmacology & Toxicology offers developing scientists research opportunities in neuropharmacology and neuroscience and a background in general pharmacology, toxicology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology.

About KU PharmTox


KU PharmTox offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, and three options for a Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology including two online master's options.

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Online Master's Degrees

Our literature-based and laboratory-based Online Master's Degree programs in Pharmacology & Toxicology allow students to earn their Master of Science degree in a collaborative academic environment from anywhere in the world.

About the Online Master's Degrees

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Our Research

Our researchers focus on neuropharmacology, areas such as Alzheimer's disease, mood disorders, stroke, and the effects of diabetes on the nervous system.
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KU PharmTox Newsletter

Catch up on the latest KU Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology news and updates with our latest bi-annual departmental newsletter.
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Give to PharmTox

Private support allows the department to provide resources for students, establish research seminars, and continue the excellence you have come to expect from us. Your support, regardless of size, can make a profound impact. Even small amounts given over time can accumulate to create substantial resources.

KU PharmTox Seminars

Scientific Seminar Series

KU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology's Scientific Seminar Series features prominent researchers from KU, the United States and the world.

Beyond the Lab Seminar Series

The Beyond the Lab Seminar Series explores topics outside the typical classroom and lab setting to enrich the academic profiles, and expanding the outlook for career advancement for students, postdocs and research professionals.

Journal Club

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m., Malott Hall, Room 5052

KU PharmTox News

Yueming Li, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York, New York, presented a Scientific Seminar in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology on April 11.

Pan Pan, Ph.D., from AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, Maryland, presented a Beyond the Lab seminar on April 28. The presentation was titled "Don’t Be Afraid of Change—My Journey After Graduation.”

Liqin Zhao

An investigator with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has filed an invention disclosure, part of a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for a treatment that could apply to heart disease, stroke and a host of other human diseases related to metabolism.