Discipline of Pharmacology

Discipline of Pharmacology

The Discipline of Pharmacology of the University of Sydney is the largest of its kind in Australia, with an extensive range of research programs and well equipped undergraduate teaching facilities.

Latest news & events


  • The 2017 Seminar Program is available here.
  • Our Honours booklet for 2017 is now available here

Latest news

The Cannabinoid Research Group has recently had their work published in the prestigious pharmacology journal Neuropsychopharmacology titled: The Differential Binding of Antipsychotic Drugs to the ABC Transporter P-Glycoprotein Predicts Cannabinoid-Antipsychotic Drug Interactions. Congratulations to PhD student Natalia Brzozowska who was the lead author of this publication.

Associate Professor Renae Ryan has recently been recognised in various news articles for her outstanding performance and achievements which includes being appointed as the Academic Director of SAGE, being a Leader for gender equality in Medicine and being interviewed for the University News as an influential woman in Health Research during this years International Women's Day recognition. We are extremely proud to have Renae, and we congratulate her on her outstanding efforts!

Congratulations to Shannon Mostyn (PhD student in the Transporter Biology Group) who received a National Council of Women Australia Day Award at a ceremony at Parliament House on January 27th.

Dr Tina Hinton has edited a special issue of Pharmacological Research - Country in Focus: Pharmacology in Australia, which includes review articles by Dr Wendy Imlach and Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston. Keep up the exceptional work!

Emeritus Professor Basil Roufogalis has been appointed Chair of the Research Committee, National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), Western Sydney University. Congratulations Basil!

Emeritus Professor Graham Johnston has been honoured by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Division of Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology by the naming of an award. The Graham Johnston Best Thesis Award is to be awarded for the best PhD thesis submitted in the previous two years in Medicinal Chemistry/Chemical Biology. This award, formerly known as the Bionomics Best Thesis Award, has been named in recognition of Professor Graham Johnston’s seminal contribution to the Division as well as pharmacology and medicinal chemistry in Australia. What a wonderful honour. Well done Graham!

Associate Professor Kellie Charles, Associate Professor Renae Ryan and Dr Tina Hinton have each received a Sydney Medical School award for Excellence. Kellie, received an award for excellence in Teaching and Research, Renae received an award for Excellence in Mentoring and Leadership and Tina received an award for Outstanding Teaching. Congratulations again to all three of you. We are so happy to see your efforts recognised.

Associate Professor Elena Bagley recently contributed to an article in the New Scientist titled: Mice turn into killers when brain circuit is triggered by laser. Keep up the fantastic work Elena!