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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University

give nowOur Department focuses on basic molecular interactions between drug molecules and target proteins that will lead to the discovery of more selective and effective therapeutic approaches for managing disease. Our research mission is to discover new biomedical knowledge and to apply basic science insights to translate studies that decipher mechanisms of diseases or discover novel diagnostic/therapeutic targets into improved health care. Our degree programs in pharmacology provide a solid foundation in biomedical sciences and prepare individuals for a wide range of career options in universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, private and public research organizations, consulting companies, and government agencies.

undergraduate program

graduate program


Monthly Focus Paper

Highlighting research published by department faculty

Two female scientists perform an experiment


McGill’s Win4Science is an initiative to educate and raise awareness about the barriers women face in academia. The program is making great strides in improving the opportunities for women in science.

A portrait of Kenneth Melville

Honouring Kenneth Melville

The Melville Undergraduate Research Bursary offers Pharmacology Research Internships for Undergraduates from Underrepresented Equity Groups.


Pillars of the Indigenous Health Professions (IHP) Program


Land acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

Learn about the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences' Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP)


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