• Cutting-edge research in cardiac, vascular, pulmonary and neurological diseases, diabetes and drug abuse
  • State-of-the-art molecular and pharmacological approaches are applied to clinically relevant models of disease. 
  • Outstanding teaching faculty in basic science and medical aspects of Pharmacological principles and their relevance to novel drug discovery
  • Successful graduates employed in academic research and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries


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Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School
(706) 721- 3278



Pharmacology is a very progressive science that combines the most ground-breaking and modern aspects of all major biomedical disciplines with the primary goals of making safe and effective medicines and understanding how they work. Areas of focus include subcellular localization of drug targets, receptor binding events, gene- and immunotherapy, modulation of enzymatic activities and many others. 

Our students engage in an exciting journey to identify novel therapeutics and targets, create new molecules, and test their effects in clinically relevant models of cardiovascular, neuroscience and other human diseases.  

Our faculty are internationally recognized researchers and passionate teachers committed to training the next generation of scientists, teachers and other professionals.

Our graduates obtain cutting-edge jobs in medical, academic research, teaching, pharmaceutical industry, regulatory (e.g. FDA), scientific retail, law and other professions.

If you are thinking about an exciting career in Pharmacology we would love to talk with you!     


John Johnson, PhD  Program Director"Passionate about drug discovery? Conduct your graduate training with us. We place over 95% of our graduates in competitive academic, teaching, regulatory, industrial and other fields. Our faculty and students use state-of-the art approaches to investigate the interaction of drugs and toxins with biological systems. We look forward to hearing from you!"    

John Johnson, PhD 

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John Johnson, PhD
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Wendy Fava
Program Administrator 
(706) 721-2346


Student Profile

Noah Watson

"Augusta University is a very collaborative environment, and I know that I can easily ask any professor or fellow student a question and get a positive response. Additionally, my work gives me the opportunity to feel like I can make a real positive change in the world."

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