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Engaging In Innovative Biomedical Research, Educating the Next Generation


Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology (PSP). Our goal is to advance the fields of basic and applied physiology and pharmacology by engaging in innovative biomedical research. We provide our students with a challenging and supportive environment to pursue academic and professional careers in the biomedical sciences.

Physiologists and pharmacologists alike are curious about the ability of molecules to contribute to cell function, the ability of cells to contribute to tissue function, the ability of tissues to affect organismal function, and ultimately the effects that therapeutic agents have on these systems. Physiology is the science that integrates simple mechanisms into complex systems, and pharmacology uses this knowledge to support the development of the next generation of therapeutic agents.

PSP Happenings

Drew Howard

Congratulations to Drew Howard!

March 29, 2023 - PSP PhD student Drew Howard has been awarded a PSP Computational Professional Development Award to attend the 2023 Cold Spring Harbour course "Cryo-Electron Microscopy"

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Congratulations to Kairavee Thakkar!

March 29, 2023 - PSP PhD student Kairavee Thakkar has been awarded a PSP Computational Professional Development Award to attend and present her research findings at the Keystone Conference entitled "Single-Cell Biology: From Development to Cancer.

Evangelia Kranias

Dr. Kranias wins UC mentoring award!

March 24, 2023 - Litsa Kranias, PhD received the 2023 UC COM Faculty to Faculty Mentoring Award. This award recognizes the generosity of time and talent involved in mentoring junior faculty.

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Dr. Perez-Tilve to chair ADA session!

March 20, 2023 - Dr. Perez-Tilve has been invited to chair a session at the upcoming American Diabetes Association meeting in June.

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Dr. Wohleb receives R01 grant!

March 20, 2023 - Congratulations to Dr. Wohleb. His R01 application "The impact of stress-induced DNA breaks on chromatin structure, gene activity, and neuron function" will be funded.

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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0575