Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics involves the discovery of new drugs, the investigation of how drugs work and the use of drugs to probe mechanisms of disease. But pharmacology also involves the elucidation and manipulation of macromolecular structures, the analysis of regulatory mechanisms in cell biology and development, and the translation of this information into clinical research. Emerging concepts in drug development also involve in vivo targeting or ex vivo engineering of Immune Cells to "retrain" the human immune system to achieve control of disease and more optimal health. Thus, the science of pharmacology spans the most fundamental aspects of basic research, through transgenic animal models, to clinical investigation.
Pharmacology at Penn addresses all of these issues in an exciting, collegial and interactive environment. To learn more visit our welcome page.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to building diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.
We will advance and build our research by assessing hiring practices and performance review procedures to attract, retain, and develop talented faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. We must lead with our values and be an advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. We need to create an environment where people are chosen based on their qualifications and not judged based color, race, gender, national origin, religion, disability, sexual preference or age. The Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics has made a commitment to making a difference and utilizing our resources including our scientific platforms to promote change for the future.
As decades of research and experience have shown, every unit and individual in this department benefits from diversity when there is an environment where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively to ask and solve questions.