Welcome to The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the School of Medicine in the University of Puerto Rico , Medical Sciences Campus . The department offers graduate program leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
The faculty members of the department have research interest in the following areas: intercellular communication, variation in junctional permeability, molecular basis of antineoplastic drug action, computer simulation of pharmacokinetics, glomerular cell function in pathological states, kinase modulation of Na pump, modulation of neurotransmitter uptake and release in epilepsy, vascular alterations in cardiovascular diseases, chemical carcinogenesis, toxicology and risk assessment.
In addition to the facilities in each research laboratory, the general facilities of the Medical Sciences campus are available. These include: The Animal Laboratory Resources Center, Computer Center, and specialized research facilities, such as The Flow Cytometry Laboratory, The Electron Microscopy Unit, The Molecular Biology Facility and The DNA Sequencer Unit.