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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill!

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.

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Honouring the Melville Legacy

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


Core Facilities

Visit our facilities including our Imaging and Molecular Biology Platform, SPR-Mass Spectrometry, Electron Microscopy Services, and Confocal Facility.

Win$ Science - Hacking the Gender Gap


Exploring the causes & finding solutions for the gender gap in academic sciences

McGill24 gift towards WIN4Science

Help Win4Science provide financial support to researchers in STEM – in particular, female graduate and postdoctoral trainees – who have significant caretaking responsibilities so they can continue to build their careers and participate at conferences or speaking engagements, while caring for their family members. Donations made through the McGill Crowdfunding site on McGill24 (March 9, 2022) are eligible for the first $1,000 raised, to be matched dollar for dollar.  Get more information about Winf4Science Initiative

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