The Department of Pharmacological Sciences focuses on the biological mechanisms underlying complex physiology and pathophysiology, and translating biological knowledge into new therapeutics. We are a basic science department within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
We pursue a multifaceted mission of research, research training at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels, and medical school teaching. We conduct predoctoral training in pharmacological sciences under the auspices of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
We study biological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal level in order to understand how these processes function and how we can modulate them for therapeutic purposes. Studies involve analysis of interactions of exogenous and endogenous substances with biological systems and the development of new therapeutics based on our understanding of cellular and molecular interactions.
Structural biology, molecular and systems pharmacology, and therapeutics with integrated experimental and computational approaches represent a continuum of thought and research in understanding the origins and mechanisms underlying complex diseases and how we can treat them.