MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Welcome to the website of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto!
The Department of Pharmacology is among the oldest and largest in North America, with its official foundations in 1887, at the same time that the Faculty of Medicine was re-established in the University of Toronto.
We offer training in pharmacology and toxicology to both undergraduate and graduate students who may subsequently go on to exciting research, regulatory and administrative careers in academic, industrial and healthcare provision settings. Our research laboratories are located not only in the core Department situated in the Medical Sciences Building on the downtown St. George campus, but also within a number of nearby university Departments, Faculties, university-affiliated research institutes and teaching hospitals.
This strategic positioning also enables a wealth of potential opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with internationally recognized investigators within one of the largest and densest existing concentrations of biomedical research expertise in North America.Current areas of research investigation in the Department include Receptor Pharmacology, Signal Transduction Pathways, Neuropharmacology, Drug Addiction Studies, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacogenetics, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Behavioural Pharmacology, Immunopharmacology, Endocrine Pharmacology and Molecular Toxicology.
We are also a member of a number of interdepartmental graduate collaborative programs, including Biomedical Toxicology, Addiction Studies, Cardiovascular Sciences, Neuroscience, and Women's Health.
Feel free to browse this site for more information on our programs and our faculty members. If you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student and an exciting and rewarding career in pharmacology appeals to you, please don't hesitate to contact our office for further details on applying to one of our programs!
Ruth A. Ross, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair