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The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology is one of five basic science departments in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. The Department currently consists of 31 faculty members, holding either primary or secondary appointments, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their research. The Department occupies almost 32,000 square feet of space in the Bowen Science Building, a component of the Health Sciences Complex on the west bank of the Iowa River. Departmental laboratories are well-equipped for the pursuit of research, and our faculty members use a wide variety of experimental methodologies to address contemporary issues in cellular and molecular pharmacology. In addition to the broad range of departmental facilities, several core facilities supported by the Carver College of Medicine (such as the Viral Vector Core (formally the Gene Transfer and Vector Core), the Genome Editing Facility (formally the Transgenic Animal Facility), the Genomics Division (formally the DNA Facility), Central Microscopy Research Facilities, and the Flow Cytometry Facility), as well as the Hardin Library for Health Sciences are easily accessible to both faculty and students.

The Department offers a nationally recognized graduate training program. Formal training in pharmacology dates back to the late 1800's and more than 200 Ph.D.s have been awarded since 1931. In addition, more than 100 MS degrees have been conferred. The Department is a leader in graduate training in pharmacology and graduates of the Department have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, industry and government.

The graduate program provides research opportunities for highly qualified, motivated students in cellular and molecular pharmacology, integrative cardiovascular and autonomic pharmacology, and cellular and integrative neuropharmacology. Research is conducted in laboratories of independent, creative and productive faculty members whose work is published in highly respected, peer-reviewed journals. Important complements to the graduate training program are the active seminar series which brings outstanding scientists from around the country to the department as well as weekly journal clubs, directed by members of the faculty, which meet to present and critique the latest results from the scientific literature in pharmacology.

The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology is located in the Bowen Science Building on the west bank of the Iowa River.

To see where we are located in context with Iowa City and major transportation routes, and in context with other campus buildings, please see the Bowen Science Building.

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