School of Medicine Researchers
Faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are dedicated to understanding life at the biochemical, genetic and cellular level. Our major goals are to make discoveries that provide new knowledge regarding the mechanisms that drive cellular systems and to move these findings from the bench to the bedside. Our second and equally important goal is to educate the next generation of highly-trained and capable scientists and physician investigators.
With strengths in structure-based drug design, our expertise in physical, computational, synthetic, and protein chemistry cuts across several centers of excellence in Computer Aided Drug Design, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Mass Spectrometry. Innovative research in complex biological systems, proteomics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, and therapeutic engineering seeks to develop targeted innovative medicines and devices to improve human health. Optimization of therapeutic dosing regimens is the goal of our concentrated efforts in pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics and drug delivery, including nanotechnology.
The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is dedicated to training researchers of the highest caliber. Taught by leading innovators in the field of pharmacology, our students receive a strong foundation in the basic sciences, but at the same time are encouraged to find unique ways of using that science to foster new discoveries.