About the Department
The department faculty
is composed of 20 tenure and
research track faculty, 25 additional faculty with major appointments in other
departments, and 27 adjunct faculty active in our research and training
efforts. There are
five major areas of research emphasis which include
Hypertension-Cardiovascular Sciences, Perinatal Biology, the Neurobiological
Basis of Substance Abuse, Neuroscience and Brain Aging. The breadth of faculty expertise
includes neuropharmacology, endocrinology, neurophysiology, neuropsychopharmacology,
molecular pharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, perinatal physiology,
cardiovascular and vascular physiology, renal pharmacology, and toxicology.
Research in departmental laboratories is currently funded by both
the private and public sectors. The
department administratively houses three center
grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on
Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, and the National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine. In addition,
training experiences in the Department are supported by two different training grants. Our faculty includes two NIH M.E.R.I.T recipients
and two NIH Senior Scientist awardees.
High quality faculty, postdoctoral
fellows, graduate students, and
staff continue to facilitate the department’s pursuit of excellence.