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The research activities of the Cornell Pharmacology Program faculty cover broad areas of modern pharmacological sciences. Faculty carry out research in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, drug metabolism, toxicology, proteomics, molecular pharmacology, receptors and signal transduction, and drug design.







Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Dr. Michael Rudnicki
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas
"Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Asymmetric Division"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dr. Stephen Helfand
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Anthony Sauve
"Retrotransposon Theory of Aging and Pharmacologic Intervention"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Dr. Heidi Hamm
Lecture Room: A950
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: Dr. Lonny Levin
"Molecular Basis of G Protein Signaling"

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January 20, 2017:

Dr. Christopher Triggle, one of our faculty in WCMC-Qatar, was elected as a fellow of the British Pharmacology Society. Congratulations, Chris!! For details: click here:

January 20, 2017:

Congratulations to Jaclyn Kubala on her new F31 fellowship from NCI titled: The Role of NDUFA4L2 in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma! Jackie is a Pharmacology PhD student co-mentored by Drs. Heller and Gudas, with Dr. David Nanus as a collaborator on this kidney cancer project.

January 17, 2017:

Dr. Paul Watkins, UNC Inst. for Drug Safety Sciences, gave a fascinating talk for the annual Marcus Reidenberg lecture, titled “Why Good Drugs are Sometimes Bad for the Liver.” Pictured are Henry Earle, June Reidenberg, Arleen Rifkind, Marcus Reidenberg, Paul Watkins, & Lorraine Gudas at a reception after the talk. For more pictures: click here

January 12, 2017:

Congratulations to Dr. Samie Jaffrey, who just won the Abel Award from ASPET! Dr. Jaffrey's mentor, Dr. Sol Snyder, received this award in 1970 (three years before he discovered the opiate receptor) and Dr. Jaffrey is his fourth student to receive this award. To read more, click here:

January 7, 2017:

Nature Methods just named epitranscriptome mapping their "Method of the Year," highlighting Dr. Jaffrey's role in initiating this field with Kate Meyer's 2012 Cell paper. To read more, click here:

December 22, 2016:

Dr. Samie Jaffrey and his postdoctoral fellow (and first author Dr. Jan Mauer) have a new publication in Nature answering a major question in biology, how the amount of protein generated from an mRNA is determined. The paper is titled: "Reversible methylation of m6Am in the 5' cap controls mRNA stability." Congratulations! For more information click here: PRESS RELEASE and ARTICLE:

December 19, 2016:

One of our newest faculty members, Dr. Kristen Pleil, has been selected as the recipient of the Kellen Junior Faculty Fellowship. Very nice, Kristen!

December 12, 2016:

Dr. Arleen Rifkind has been appointed to the FDA Non Prescription Drug Advisory Committee. Congratulations, Arleen!!

November 14, 2016:

Dean Augustine Choi (left) honored faculty members Dr. Roberto Levi (2nd from left) and Dr. Michi Okamoto (4th from left) for 50 & 55 years of service at Weill Cornell! The event also honored Pharmacology faculty Drs. Arleen Rifkind, Diane Felsen, Silvia Moore, Lorraine Gudas, & Xiao-Han Tang! click here:

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June 2016:

Pictures from Dr. Danica Chiu's wedding. Many Weill Cornell graduate students attended! See more: click here