The department offers traditional graduate training programs in the individual disciplines of pharmacology and nutritional sciences. These programs have strong records in the training of biomedical scientists and health care professionals. Our faculty are trained in the disciplines of pharmacology and/or nutritional sciences, with research emphases in the areas of brain cognition and aging, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.


The department of pharmacology and nutritional sciences provides graduate training in pharmacology leading to a PhD degree as well as a pharmacology minor.

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Nutritional Sciences

The interdisciplinary division of nutritional sciences enables students in its PhD and Master’s of Science programs to explore the interrelationship between environmental factors and nutrients, and their effect on biochemistry, physiology and disease development.

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