The department supports Post-Graduate education by providing a highly interdisciplinary framework for individual and thematic training programs within both classical and newly emerging areas in the biomedical sciences.
UHS is establishing contacts with foreign universities for training and research activities for postgraduate students and faculty members.
Dr. Muhammad Shahzad
Ph.D (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
The department is running MPhil and PhD. programs. The faculty members and postgraduate research scholars are actively involved in fundamental pharmacological research. Speciality areas of study include:-
The department has a well equipped laboratory for postgraduate practical training and research work in pharmacology and therapeutics. Pharmacology laboratory is further being equipped with HPLC, GCMS, rotary evaporator and Soxhlet Extractor.
Modern pharmacology seeks an understanding of how drugs work at molecular and cellular level and attempts to lay the ground works for discovery and development of next generation of therapeutics. Because pharmacology is based on therapeutics, we have close ties with other departments with in the UHS and its affiliated colleges and institutions. The department will coordinate and collaborate in training and research with other biomedical national institutions like the Pakistan Council of scientific institute of Research (PCSIR), National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) and HEJ Karachi.
Internationally we have close collaboration with Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Department may be associated with a latest drug testing laboratory providing chances of more collaboration with clinical sciences in the field of therapeutic drug monitoring and with the pharmaceutical industry for providing services in quality control and collaboration in research field.
Our faculty's research interest range from molecules to cells, tissues, organs and whole organisms. The MPhil/PhD scholars as a part of their qualifying examination prepare and defend research proposals. The current research strengths of the department of pharmacology include:-
Students are admitted in M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs each year according to schedule.