The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine is located in the Academic Research Building within the Health Science Center. Because the Health Science Center is part of the main University of Florida campus, the department through its faculty and students enjoys strong ties with other aspects of the university. The relationships to chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, agriculture, and social sciences are of particular importance.
The department provides individual and multi-user research laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, small and large conference rooms, and common equipment rooms. The department currently occupies approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of space. Advanced multidisciplinary research requires up-to-date equipment and facilities; our department is well equipped for these needs. Networked computers with access to scientific data bases, spectrometers, scintillation and gamma counters, cell culture, radioisotope and molecular biology facilities, a mass spectrometer, gas and high pressure liquid chromatographs, ultracentrifuges, darkroom facilities, electrophysiology and microinjection set-ups and high speed digital fluorescence imaging are among the many resources available.
A number of research institutes and centers have been formed to enhance multidisciplinary and interdepartmental research interactions among the faculty and students. These centers and institutes provide core research facilities, seminar programs and additional training opportunities for the faculty and students. For example, the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR) provides core facilities for biological computing, flow cytometry, protein chemistry, DNA and genome sequencing and electron microscopy to name a few. Most faculty in the Department of Pharmacology have affiliations with one or more of these centers which include:
- Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute
- Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research
- Genetics Institute
- Powell Gene Therapy Center
- Center for Structural Biology
- Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology
- Center for Spirituality and Health
- UF Health Cancer Center
- The Whitney Laboratory: Center for Marine Biomedical Research and Biotechnology