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Department of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology Training Program: From Bench to Bedside

The primary goals of this Pharmacology Training Program are to provide advanced training in basic and translational pharmacological sciences and to broaden the research perspectives and skills of trainees interested in pharmacology research by leveraging the highly collaborative multidisciplinary biomedical science environment at UC Davis to provide trainees with an “inside look” at and understanding of the drug development process from target identification into the clinic.  A secondary goal is to foster interactions among faculty, researchers, post- and pre-doctoral fellows from different departments and Graduate Groups that share an interest in pharmacological sciences. Our vision is that these goals will translate into increased understanding of and interest in the concepts, challenges and opportunities in pharmacology research and therapeutics, as well as increased collaborations between established research scientists in pharmacology and their future colleagues in basic and clinical research across academic, government and private sectors.  

Students eligible to apply to the Pharmacology Training Program should be in their first, second, or third year of a graduate program listed below and should be working on a thesis project related to pharmacology. Other graduate groups can be considered on a case by case basis. The student must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be in good academic standing. The Pharmacology pre-doctoral graduate student training program is supported due to NIH T32 GM099608 grant funding.

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Biomedical Engineering

Program Director:

Donald M. Bers
University of California, Davis
Department of Pharmacology
Genome Building, Room 3513
Davis, CA 95616-8636
Tel: 530-752-6517
Fax: 530-752-7710
E-mail: dmbers@ucdavis.edu


Program Administrator:

Maria Horan
University of California, Davis
Department of Pharmacology
Genome Building, Room 3502
451 Health Sciences Drive
Davis, CA 95616-8636
Phone: (530) 754-7390
Fax: (530) 752-7710
Email: mhoran@ucdavis.edu

Pharmacology Training Program Faculty

Executive Committee

Current Trainees

Past Trainees

Pharmacology Seminar Series Schedule

Chalk Talks are First Tuesdays of the Month as Scheduled by Trainees


  September 24, 2015 - UC Davis Conference Center
  Career Development Workshop

Program Overview

Program Duration

Applicant Review Criteria

Application Procedure

Program Background

Professional Development and Publications Links for Graduate Students