Message from the Program Chairs:

Dr. Lorraine Gudas and Dr. Omar Abdel-Wahab

Welcome to the Pharmacology Program of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences! Our faculty carry out research in many different areas, including cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, toxicology, clinical pharmacology, proteomics, and translational research.

Dr. Gudas

Dr. Lorraine Gudas, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Pharmacology Program Co-Chair

Dr. Abdel-Wahab

Dr. Omar Abdel-Wahab, Professor and Chair, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute, Pharmacology Program Co-Chair

Our students and postdoctoral fellows have outstanding employment opportunities in academia, government, biotech companies, and pharmaceutical companies after they finish their research training here at Cornell. Our program is one of the top Pharmacology Ph.D programs in the USA in terms of faculty N.I.H. research support. Our graduate program faculty laboratories are located at Weill Cornell or at the Sloan-Kettering Institute.

The Pharmacology Program attracts Ph.D. students from throughout the USA and from several other countries. Weill Cornell Medical College is located on the upper east side of Manhattan in the heart of New York City, right next to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University. This setting provides a remarkably diverse faculty and a large number of research seminars and classes at these three institutions, so the research atmosphere is very vibrant and exciting. In addition, there are subsidized apartments for students for all years of study, and for postdoctoral fellows close to Weill Cornell, and generous stipends for all Pharmacology Ph.D students.

Cornell is located near many excellent restaurants, shops, and museums, and Central Park is nearby for tennis, jogging, biking, baseball, soccer and rollerblading. For a brief look at all New York City has to offer you can visit New York City Search.

For more information, and for applications for the Cornell Pharmacology Ph.D Program or information about postdoctoral fellowship opportunities, feel free to contact  Aileen Rosales: , as well as the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences web site.

In the Pharmacology Program we are committed to recruiting a diverse faculty, student body, and staff and to creating a climate that treasures these differences. 

 We support those from all racial, gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious, and nationality groups in their chosen pursuits. Please look through our Pharmacology Program and Departmental web site for additional information and pictures of faculty and students. updated 11-29-2022