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Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

The Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences has a distinguished history and track record for training outstanding students. Our faculty is engaged in cutting-edge research spanning many areas such as chemical biology, immunology, virology, cancer and neuroscience.

We hope you take this opportunity to review information about our Pharmacology Graduate Program and research.


Additional Resources


Johns Hopkins Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) Center of Excellence

Please click on the link to see the video entitled, "FAMRI Science at Work" featuring Drs. Philip A. Cole and Julie R. Brahmer, Co-Directors of the Johns Hopkins FAMRI (Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute) Center of Excellence.  Dr. Cole discusses activities and progress in the Johns Hopkins FAMRI Center of Excellence.


Open Courseware Resource Project

Open Courseware Resource is a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT.  They offer highly relevant courses such as iPhone Application Development from Stanford and Cyber Humor from Oxford. This could be a wonderful resource for those looking to explore additional educational topics and to see what college level course has to offer.

What's New

Please Welcome Our New Faculty Member, Dr. Jack Wei!
We are pleased to announce that a new assistant professor, Dr. Jack Wei, has also joined our Department. Dr. Wei is an Investigator in the Drug Discovery Division of the Lieber Institute and focuses on investigating brain specific methyltransferases and inositol hexakisphosphate kinase as new targets to treat schizophrenia. More

Please Welcome Our New Faculty Member, Dr. Netz Arroyo!
We are pleased to announce that a new assistant professor, Dr. Netz Arroyo, will join the our Department in January 2019. Dr. Arroyo has an innovative program centered on the development of DNA aptamer-based electrochemical detection of metabolites and drugs in living animals. Learn more about Dr. Arroyo’s work at: More

Dr. Namandje Bumpus - 37th Recipient of JHU Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in Biomedical Sciences
Congratulations to Namandje for being selected as the School of Medicine's 37th recipient of the JHU Professors' Award for Excellence in Teaching in Biomedical Sciences. This award recognize those faculty members whose investment in teaching School of Medicine learners at both the pre- and post-doctoral levels is of the highest order. More

Congratulations to Brenda Figueroa For Being Chosen To Receive the 125 Hopkins Hero Award
The Department of Pharmacology is very proud of our administrator Brenda Figueroa for being awarded the Johns Hopkins Excellence in Medicine "125 Hopkins Hero" Award. Congrats to Brenda! More

Amer Al-khouja Awarded 2nd Place at the GSA Poster Competition
Congratulations to Amer Al-khouja, graduate student in Dr. Caren L. Freel Meyers' lab, for being awarded 2nd place in the GSA Poster Competition. He will be presenting his work in the School of Medicine Alumni poster presentation on Friday, June 1, 2018. More

Congratulations to Dr. Namandje Bumpus for Being Named Associate Dean for basic research
at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Having held several leadership positions throughout her tenure at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bumpus has seen firsthand that significant opportunities exist to enhance the environment for basic scientists in clinical departments across Johns Hopkins Medicine. More

Netz Arroyo's Paper Made Cover in ACS Pharmacology
Congratulations to Netz for being awarded the journal cover for his accepted manuscript on feedback-controlled drug delivery in ACS Pharmacology! Please click on the link to view his news page and to click on the link to the cover. More

Congratulations to Emmanuel Datan, graduate student
in Dr. Jun O. Liu's lab, for being featured in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Employee Spotlight during the National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. More

Congratulations to Craig Hendrix for being one of the 2018 ACCP Recognition Award Winners!
The ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award that is given annually and is intended to recognize superior scientific expertise and accomplishments by a senior investigator, usually involving a distinct area of research in basic or clinical pharmacology for which the individual is internationally known More

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