From the Interim Chair
Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology at UT Health San Antonio. We conduct basic and translational research across a wide spectrum of diseases to improve human health. Expertise in the department includes neuroscience, substance abuse disorders, drug-receptor interactions, aging, diabetes, and cancer. We utilize cutting-edge techniques encompassing cellular and molecular biology, optogenetics, and behavioral assays to test hypotheses. Because of the departmental diversity in disease models as well as technical approaches, our faculty routinely collaborate on integrated research projects. Drug discovery initiatives in the department often involve collaborations with chemistry partners to optimize initial leads for eventual drug development.