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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.







January 5, 2016

Dr. Francis S. Y. Lee
Lecture Room: A950
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas
"The Role of Neurotrophins in OCD-related Disorders"

January 19, 2016

Dr. Paul Watkins
Lecture Room: A950
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas & Dr. Marcus Reidenberg
"Why good drugs are sometimes bad for the liver”"

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December 17, 2015:

Pharmacology PhD student Bonnie Quach was awarded a fellowship from PhRMA for her proposal titled: A novel optical dynamic clamp method to make iPSC-CMs a more viable platform for drug screening. Congratulations!

November 9, 2015:

Dr. Steve Gross and his colleagues, including Dr. Lew Cantley, senior author, have a lovely article in Science this week showing that vitamin C selectively kills KRAS and BRAF mutant colorectal cancer cells by targeting GAPDH. To read more, click here:

November 3, 2015:

Congratulations go to Dr. Ju Youn Kim, who was recently awarded a CTSC Postdoctoral Training Award, and to Jason Dumelie, awarded a Tri-I Starr Stem Cell Scholars Fellowship! Both are working with Dr. Jaffrey.


November 2, 2015:

Drs. Steve Trasino, Xiao-Han Tang, Jose Jessurun, and Lorraine Gudas have shown in mouse models that obesity causes a profound vitamin A deficiency in major organs, including the liver, pancreas, and kidney, but the deficiency is not detected by measuring serum levels of the vitamin. These findings could have major implications for human health. For more information, click here:


October 22, 2015:

Dr. Kate Meyer, a postdoctoral fellow, and Dr. Samie Jaffrey reported in the journal CELL this week that N6-methyladenosine containing mRNAs can be translated in a cap-independent manner. Cellular stress induces redistribution of methyladenosine transcriptome-wide, with broad implcations for diseases such as cancer. Use these links: PRESS RELEASE


October 13, 2015:

Dr. Reidenberg gave a lecture in Barcelona, Spain on essential medicines for the WHO . To read about his lecture, click here:

October 1, 2015:

We welcome our newest faculty members, just hired, Drs. Daniel Bachovchin and Dr. Kristen Pleil!!

September 16, 2015:

Ben Schwartz, a graduate student in Dr. Gross' lab, was awarded an F31 fellowhship from NINDS to investigate a potential bioenergetic/metabolic basis for sporadic ALS. Congratulations!

July 23, 2015:

Ryan Serio, a PhD student in the labs of Dr. Gudas & Dr. Gross, has received a 3-year F31 predoctoral fellowship from the NIAAA. Congratulations to Ryan!.

July 1, 2015:

Dr. Marcus Reidenberg was appointed to the USP Healthcare Quality Expert Committee for a 5 year term starting July 1, 2015. One of several charges to the committee is to set standards and criteria for acceptable drug benefits for Medicare Part D and is the default option for the drug benefits for the Affordable Care Act.

June 23, 2015:

A Farewell Party was held for Jeanne Powers and for Barbara Inturrisi. We will miss you both! Here Barbara & Jeanne cut their cake…for more pics click here: