Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience Program
Nicholas Goeders, Ph.D., Professor and Head
The goal of the graduate training program in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience is to provide the skills necessary for the graduate to pursue an independent career in biomedical research at a university, research institute, hospital, government agency, or in industry. The program provides graduate training through advanced courses, participation in seminars and national meetings, and the preparation of grant proposals. Hands-on laboratory research is emphasized at all stages of the program.
The major research interests in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience are in the areas of: NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE, TOXICOLOGY, DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION, STRESS, GENE THERAPY, MOLECULAR BASIS OF LOCOMOTOR ACTIVITY IN AGING AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE, BIOTECHNOLOGY, CARCINOGENESIS AND CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION, OXIDATIVE MECHANISMS OF TOXICITY, MOLECULAR REGULATION OF TOXICITY AND APOPTOSIS