University of South Alabama Department of Pharmacology

Spectral imaging of FRET-based sensors reveals sustained cAMP gradients in three spatial dimensions


The Department of Pharmacology is dedicated to state-of-the-art research programs relevant to identification of new pharmacologic targets and therapeutic strategies in human disease. Linked to this objective is the goal of providing a relevant and stimulating educational environment for graduate, medical, and undergraduate students.

Our faculty's research programs are well supported by the federal government, private foundations, and industry.  Areas of interest include the regulation of gene expression by small RNAs, cyclic nucleotide signaling, vaccine development, microparticle-mediated cell-cell communication, vitamin B-derived redox cofactors, bioinformatics in sepsis, mitochondrial DNA damage in diabetes and lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and hyperspectral imaging technologies. We have strong links with the Center for Lung Biology, the Mitchell Cancer Institute, and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at USA Health. 

Our students and postdoctoral fellows are immersed in a highly dynamic and interactive research environment, with a major emphasis on career development, through for example, attendance at national and international meetings, active participation in clinical case conferences, or involvement in department teaching programs.

We hope you will take time to peruse the individual faculty research programs and get a sense of the creativity and vitality that characterize each one. For prospective graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, we invite you to view the Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program website. 

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Department of Pharmacology
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
5851 USA Dr. N., MSB 3372
Mobile, AL 36688
Phone: (251) 460-6497