The biochemical pharmacology track focuses on the biochemical mechanisms responsible for drug and
other xenobiotic, and gene actions on living systems, both healthy and compromised.
- You will have the opportunity to study with faculty in multiple areas including behavioral,
cardiovascular and endocrine pharmacology, neuropharmacology, immunopharmacology, chemotherapy,
toxicology, and metabolic diseases.
- Your research opportunities include studying the biochemical mechanism of drugs and genes in
cell cultures and/or healthy and compromised animal models.
- You will have the opportunity to create and/or use genetically engineered animals that include
transgenic and knockout mice, as well as to integrate disease models into the animal models in
order to study the gene function in diseases.
- You will develop a broad knowledge of the regulation of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters
and the implications of this regulation in drug metabolism.