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Pharmacology and Toxicology BS/MS

(HEGIS: 04.09 PHARMCOLOGY-HUMAN-ANIMAL, CIP: 26.1007 Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

955 Main Street
3rd Floor, Suite 3102
Buffalo, NY 14203

Arin Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

David Dietz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair

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Why study Pharmacology and Toxicology BS/MS at UB?

During the MS component of your studies, we will match you with outstanding, internationally recognized mentors to support your research interests. In addition to faculty in our department, you may conduct interdisciplinary research at the world-renowned Roswell Park Cancer Institute or in other departments on campus.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the BS/MS program, you will have completed substantial graduate coursework, giving you a competitive advantage in applying to Ph.D. programs and a strong foundation for advanced graduate research.

Our highly competitive degrees also prepare students for MD and Dental programs and positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as medical patent law.

The Learning Environment

Research Oriented Curriculum

During your studies, you can work with our highly accomplished faculty at every stage of experimental, hands-on research; studying biological processes, modeling novel compounds, synthesizing these compounds and testing their effects.

We cultivate a positive, supportive academic environment that enables you to thrive.

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You will gain insight into every stage of the research process, build expertise in hands-on and analytical techniques, develop interdisciplinary collaborative skills and strategies and contribute to ongoing research into current health issues.

About Our Faculty

Our faculty has extraordinarily broad and diverse areas of research interest. These areas include neuropharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, hormone mechanisms, drug use and abuse, toxicology, biophysics and genetics of ion channels, pharmacogenomics & toxicogenomics, circadian rhythms, neuroscience, and cancer.

Our faculty take advantage of resources within and beyond our department to conduct wide ranging interdisciplinary collaborations using state-of-the art techniques.

There are 23 faculty members and approximately 20 adjunct faculty.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Pharmacology and Toxicology department website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

The broad academic background provides students with a wide array of career opportunities. Many graduates enter medical or dental schools or pursue graduate studies in pharmacology or other biochemical sciences. Pharmacology graduates find employment in technical, production/analytical, or sales positions as research scientists or drug information specialists in the pharmaceutical industry, government, university laboratories, and hospitals. Students have also pursued careers in law and management following completion of their BS degree in pharmacology.

Alumni in Pharmacology and Toxicology have been employed in the following fields:

  • Administrator
  • Armed forces services
  • Biochemist
  • Educator
  • Health careers
  • Manufacturer's representative
  • Marketing
  • Pharmacologist
  • Research scientist
  • Sales
  • Toxicologist

A large percentage of graduates go on to graduate and professional schools.

Academic Advising

Intended students in their first two years will work with the Biomedical Undergraduate Office to create an academic plan, discuss course selection and workload management. Advisor assignments are determined by students’ academic year.

The purpose of advisement is to provide students with guidance in course sequencing and selection. In-person advisement is required in your first year at the University to develop an appropriate academic plan to facilitate a timely graduation. Students are required to meet with their advisor in the first year of study and are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once a semester. In addition to assisting students in completing their degree in a timely manner, advisors also connect students to campus resources that can aid in their academic success and meeting their post graduate or professional goals.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Shannon Brown
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Email Shannon Brown

The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Arin Bhattacharjee, is regularly available to discuss the program.

Scholarships and Financial Support

Pharmacology and Toxicology offers The Mary Rosenblum Somit Scholarship which was initiated by Albert Somit, former UB executive vice president, to benefit “hard-working and deserving undergraduate students” in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about The Mary Rosenblum Somit Scholarship, view eligibility criteria and access the application.

In addition, Pharmacology and Toxicology students are also eligible for the Corder Family Scholarship. This scholarship, made possible through an endowment by Linda (Lyn) Corder, former Associate Dean for Advancement and Alumni Affairs for the Jacobs School of Medicine, in memory of her parents, will benefit deserving undergraduate students. Learn more about the Corder Family Scholarship, view eligibility criteria and access the application.

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Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:43