Pharmacology & Toxicology (Graduate Group)

Kermit L. Carraway, Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 4139 Meyer Hall (Department of Environmental Toxicology; 530-752-4516; http://ptx.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. The more than 90 faculty in the graduate group represent at least 25 academic departments and organized research units within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate Study. The program, which offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree, emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines coursework and experimental training in modern approaches to pharmacological and toxicological problems. Areas of research span fundamental and translational research in a broad spectrum of areas within pharmacology and toxicology, including cardiovascular pharmacology, cancer therapeutics, neuropharmacology, drug discovery and design, neurotoxicology, pulmonary toxicology and environmental toxicology. Students complete core courses in pharmacology and toxicology and carry out research rotations during their first year of study. All Ph.D. students receive financial support. For detailed information on the program, contact the Group office, graduate advisors, or the Group chairperson.

Graduate Advisors. K. Carraway (Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine), A. Gelli (Pharmacology), R. Harper (Pulmonary Medicine), P. Henderson (Hematology & Oncology), M. Horne (Pharmacology), H. Knych (Molecular Biosciences), J.A. Last (Pulmonary Medicine), P. Lein (Molecular Biosciences), L. Miller (Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology), K. Pinkerton (Center for Health and Environment), B. Puschner (Molecular Biosciences), H. Wulff (Pharmacology)

Kermit L. Carraway, Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 4139 Meyer Hall (Department of Environmental Toxicology; 530-752-4516; http://ptx.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. The more than 90 faculty in the graduate group represent at least 25 academic departments and organized research units within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate Study. The program, which offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree, emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach that combines coursework and experimental training in modern approaches to pharmacological and toxicological problems. Areas of research span fundamental and translational research in a broad spectrum of areas within pharmacology and toxicology, including cardiovascular pharmacology, cancer therapeutics, neuropharmacology, drug discovery and design, neurotoxicology, pulmonary toxicology and environmental toxicology. Students complete core courses in pharmacology and toxicology and carry out research rotations during their first year of study. All Ph.D. students receive financial support. For detailed information on the program, contact the Group office, graduate advisors, or the Group chairperson.

Graduate Advisors. K. Carraway (Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine), A. Gelli (Pharmacology), R. Harper (Pulmonary Medicine), P. Henderson (Hematology & Oncology), M. Horne (Pharmacology), H. Knych (Molecular Biosciences), J.A. Last (Pulmonary Medicine), P. Lein (Molecular Biosciences), L. Miller (Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology), K. Pinkerton (Center for Health and Environment), B. Puschner (Molecular Biosciences), H. Wulff (Pharmacology)

Additional courses that satisfy the breadth and depth requirements of the program are taught under departments of faculty in the group.

Courses in PTX:

PTX 201Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology I (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 102; NPB 101. First of three courses presenting fundamental principles of pharmacology and toxicology. Introductory overview of basic concepts in pharmacology/toxicology, followed by in-depth blocks on fate processes of chemicals in the body, fate processes in tissue selective responses, selective toxicity employed therapeutically. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
PTX 202Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology II (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PTX 201. The second of three courses presenting fundamental principles of pharmacology and toxicology. Principles of pharmacodynamics and mechanisms of drug/toxicant actions. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Winter Quarter.
PTX 203Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology III (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PTX 201; PTX 202. Integrated physiological systems, cardiovascular and nervous systems and how drugs and toxicants act to perturb function. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Spring Quarter.
PTX 215Electrophysiology Techniques and Applications (3) Active
Lecture—1.5 hour(s); Discussion—1.5 hour(s). Broad scope of topics in electrophysiology techniques and applications. (Same course as MCP 215.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
PTX 230Advanced Topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1-3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PTX 201; and Consent of Instructor. In-depth coverage of selected topics for graduate students in Pharmacology-Toxicology and related disciplines. Topics determined by instructor in charge for each quarter. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PTX 277Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer and other Diseases (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): MCB 121 or MCB 122; Undergraduate or graduate introductory course in cell biology (such as BIS 104), and general biochemistry (MCB 121 or MCB 122) required; PTX 202 recommended. Restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor. Exploration of cutting edge investigations on the underlying mechanisms of cancer biology, cancer therapy and other diseases. Current medical research in Cancer and other diseases, as it spans the bench to bedside. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
PTX 290Seminar (1) Active
Variable. Current topics in pharmacology and toxicology. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
PTX 290CAdvanced Research Conference (1) Active
Lecture/Discussion. Provide credit for participation in and attendance at research conferences. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
PTX 299Research (1-12) Active
Research with a faculty member in the Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Group. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2003 Winter Quarter.