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Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine that studies drugs and their effect on biological systems in living organisms. At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Department of Pharmacology is comprised of nationally and internationally renowned leaders in the fields of neuropharmacology and oncopharmacology making great strides in discovering and implementing novel therapies and therapeutics.

Our faculty, fellows, students, and staff work together to nurture a diverse, collaborative, and innovative research environment focused on advancing the current understanding of brain development, cancer biology and disease mechanisms.

Department Headlines


Vincent Njar Honored as UMaryland’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year and Distinguished University Professor
Longtime faculty member receieves great recognition for cancer research work.

Dr. Tracy Bale Elected International Brain Research Organization President 
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Stuart Martin

Dr. Stuart S. Martin Awarded the Drs. Angela and Harry Brodie Professorship
View Dr. Martin's Investiture Ceremony

Alexandros Poulopoulos, PhD

Alex Poulopoulos PhD Awarded NIH Director's New Innovator Award
The $2.3 Million Award Targeted for “High-Risk, High Reward” Research Read More