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The mission of the department of Pharmacodynamics is to conduct basic research in physiology and pharmacology as it relates to understanding normal physiology and pathophysiology and drug action, to teach these principles in the professional and graduate programs, and to provide service to the scientific community.

The Department of Pharmacodynamics is located in the College of Pharmacy within the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. Faculty in the department conduct research at the interface of physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and pathology. We rely on a combination of molecular, biochemical, cellular and behavioral tools. Faculty have active collaborations with other faculty in the College of Pharmacy, and across several colleges and institutes.

Faculty Spotlight

Maureen Keller-Wood, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor and Chair of Pharmacodynamics, CVS/Pharmacy, Inc. Professorship

Keller-Wood's main focus is physiologic adaptations to pregnancy and effects of maternal physiology on fetal maturation and growth.