Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Pharm students  



Mission & Objectives
The mission of our program is to provide graduate training in the pharmacological sciences and prepare students for careers in academia, biotechnology, government, and the pharmaceutical industry. The objectives of the program are

  • To teach the principles of modern pharmacology and demonstrate the application of basic research to understand and treat disease,
  • To create a community of faculty trainers that encourages and facilitates innovative and interdisciplinary thesis research addressing important biological problems,
  • To train students to become effective scientific communicators through speech, writing, and teaching,
  • To promote career development, and
  • To guide students in the responsible conduct of research.

The mechanisms, regulation, and physiological consequences of signal transduction are fundamental concepts for understanding drug action and unifying research themes of faculty in the graduate field of pharmacology. The training program engages faculty throughout the Cornell campus. Although based in the College of Veterinary Medicine with members from the Departments of Molecular Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, and Microbiology and Immunology, the program also comprises faculty from the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Neurobiology and Behavior, and Applied and Engineering Physics on the Cornell campus. The program is uniquely positioned to train students in pharmacology through its integration of biomedical science expertise in a veterinary college with outstanding physical and biological science programs on a single campus.