2023 Blue Ridge Rankings for NIH Funding

The Department of Pharmacology at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio is ranked a very impressive #11 in the nation! We have the highest ranking of any department in the School of Medicine.

For investigator rankings Dr. Charles France ranks #4 and Dr. Randy Strong is ranked #27. Congratulations to both of these outstanding researchers!

From the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology at UT Health San Antonio, one of the top Pharmacology departments in the country, being consistently ranked among the top 25. Our department is a hub of scientific discovery, education, and collaboration, where enthusiastic faculty and trainees come together to advance the field of Pharmacology. Together, we foster an environment of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Our faculty are highly respected nationally and internationally and conduct both basic and translational research, enabling us to improve treatments across a wide spectrum of diseases to improve human health. Our areas of research include:

  • Drug-receptor interactions
  • Neuroscience
  • Substance use disorders
  • Pain
  • Aging
  • Cancer
  • Drug Discovery

Because of the departmental diversity in disease models as well as technical approaches, our faculty routinely collaborate on integrated research projects. Our collegial and cooperative environment, together with the commitment of our faculty to scholarship, provides an optimal setting for success in graduate education and postdoctoral training. We host the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience (CBN), the Addiction Research Treatment & Training Center of Excellence (ARTT), their respective NIH T32 training grants, and an ASPET undergraduate research program. Our goal is not only to train students to become accomplished scientists in a specific area of research but also to become independent, creative, and productive thinkers. This has enabled our graduates to move on to rewarding and successful careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government.

We invite you to take a look inside our department’s web pages and explore some of the innovative science being conducted by our faculty.

Contact Us

The Department of Pharmacology
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7764
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-4205

Our Students

The Department of Pharmacology student body is made up of a diverse group of individuals.

Quick Links

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