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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
3rd Floor, Suite 3102
Buffalo, NY 14203


David Dietz, PhD
Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Jeannie Padowski, PhD
Pharmacology and Toxicology Undergraduate Program Director

Pharmacology and Toxicology Overview

Pharmacology and toxicology offers a bachelor’s degree and minor.

Pharmacology is a research-oriented biomedical scientific discipline. Majoring in pharmacology and toxicology grounds you in biomedical concepts and research skills that pave the way for successful graduate study or careers in industry. The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has particular strengths in neuropharmacology, drug discovery and translational research-research that seeks to rapidly translate laboratory discoveries into treatments.

Academic Advising

Students in their first two years will work with the Jacobs School Undergraduate Education office to create an academic plan, discuss course selection and workload management. Advisor assignments are determined by student last name. Students enrolled in upper-division coursework for either program will work with Shannon Brown.

The purpose of advisement is to provide students with guidance in course sequencing and selection. Advisement is required in your first year at the University to develop an appropriate academic plan to facilitate timely graduation.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Education
40 Biomedical Education Building, South Campus
Phone: 716-829-3005

Shannon Brown
955 Main Street, Suite 3102
Phone: 716-829-5451