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Our objective is to provide world-class research and teaching in a friendly department with excellent facilities…

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Undergraduate Students

We offer interesting courses for students in the Natural Sciences Tripos and Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos…

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The Athena SWAN Award

We are delighted to learn of the successful outcome of our Athena SWAN application. The Bronze award has provided the impetus for the Department to create the optimum conditions to enable the career progression of women in science...

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Research

The overarching theme of research in the Department is to discover fundamental mechanisms by which drugs act, and to pave the way for new drug discovery...

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Postgraduate Students

The Department provides an exciting environment for postgraduate training…

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Professor Colin Taylor & the Academy of Medical Sciences

Apr 28, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Colin Taylor who has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences...

Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme

Apr 13, 2016

Tuesday March 15th saw the second running of the Departmental Young Pharmas’ programme come to its conclusion with a reception for the students with their guests and teachers...

Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival...

Mar 15, 2016

A busy weekend for teams from the Department of Pharmacology at the Cambridge Science Festival!...

Subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons

Feb 02, 2016

Sex difference in physical activity, energy expenditure and obesity driven by a subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons...

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Example of publications

Khaled, WT, Lee SC et al. (2015) BCL11A is a triple-negative breast cancer gene with critical functions in stem and progenitor cells. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms6987


Serra, I., Husson, Z., Bartlett, D., J. and Smith, E. S. (2016). Characterization of cutaneous and articular sensory neurons. Mol Pain, 12, 1-14