Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology


John L. Bixby, Ph.D., Appointed Vice Provost

John L. Bixby, Ph.D. is enthralled with “being able to discover something that nobody else in the world knows".


Faculty Honored as AAAS Fellow

Peter Buchwald, Ph.D., associate professor was recently elected as a 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.


Yeast Augmented Network Analysis

Research led by Gennaro D’Urso, Ph.D., introduces the Yeast Augmented Network Analysis a novel genetic approach.


The Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami is strongly committed to the establishment of excellence in both research and education. Its active research program spans a wide range of interests from studies of the molecular mechanisms of contraction in cardiovascular and skeletal muscle to neuropharmacological studies examining the molecular mechanisms of neuronal signaling and synapse formation. With approximately fifteen research groups from which to choose from, over forty graduate students and postdoctoral fellows compose a creative and stimulating scientific atmosphere in which to conduct cutting edge research.

The department’s research laboratories, offices, and core facilities are located in 30,000 square feet of the Rosenstiel Basic Science Building. Extensive interactions exist with the other basic science departments and programs and with clinical departments, such as the cardiology and neurology departments. A variety of medical school core facilities is located in the building or nearby, including Microarray, Flow Cytometry, Confocal Microscope, DNA Core, and Transgene/Gene Knockout Facilities. The medical library has, in addition to its extensive collection of periodicals and monographs, excellent computer facilities for access to Medline, Current Contents, full text electronic journals and publications and the Internet.