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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology. Pharmacology is located within the Medical School at the north end of the University of Nevada, Reno campus which is in the foothills of the eastern Sierra. The department is committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Major topics of research within the Pharmacology Department include:

Faculty of the Department of Pharmacology participate in several interdisciplinary graduate programs, including the Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Graduate Program (CMPP), the Cell and Molecular Biology Program (CMB) and the Biomedical Engineering Program (BME).

General information about graduate studies can be found in Explore Pharmacology (PDF).

The Department of Pharmacology also oversees the management of the Campus Pharmacies in Reno and Las Vegas.

Departmental Media Coverage and Editorials:

Prothelia, University of Nevada sign agreements with Alexion to develop Laminin-111 - Dean Burkin (

Pharmaceutical Company Seeks to Advance Protein-replacement Therapy Discovery - Dean Burkin

Dean Burkin Lab Editorial in Disease Models and Mechanisms journal. (Scott Barnett gets photo credit.)

Heather Burkin in Synapse: Pharmacologist Living Her Dream at Medical School

Dean Burkin in Synapse: Diagnostics Being Developed for Meliodosis, Muscular Dystrophy

Buxton interviewed by KUNR on Preterm Birth

ASPET, Members in the News (Buxton)

Buxton named Foundation Professor 2013

Nevada Premature Birth Among Worst in Nation (Buxton)

University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Today (Dagda)

Univision's EarthSky interview on Alzheimer's Disease and Aging - Spanish (Dagda)

Iain L. O. Buxton, Pharm.D.

Regents Professor
Foundation Professor
Department of Pharmacology


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