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 2016 Seminar Program is available here.
  • Our Honours booklet for 2017 is now available here

Latest news

A big congratulations to Kellie Charles who has been promoted to Associate Professor and Rachel Codd who has been promoted to Professor. What a fantastic and well deserved end to 2016 ladies!

Associate Professor Margaret Sunde has been invited to give an oral presentation at the Lorne Proteins Meeting in February 2017.

Professor Peter Carroll recently presented a paper he collaborated on with Baz Baydian and Professor Jane Hanrahan, titled:  A Shot in the Arm - Pharmacist Administered Influenza Vacine at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Australiasian Pharmaceutical Society Association.

Dr Chi Pham and Associate Professor Margaret Sunde are contibuting authors on a paper accepted for publication in Nature Microbiology, in a collaboration with researchers from the University of Melbourne and WEHI, titled: EspL is a bacterial cysteine protease effector that cleaved RHIM proteins to block necroptosis and inflammation. Keep up the fantastic work!

Dr Wendy Imlach, Rebecca F. Bhola, Sarasa A. Mohammadi & Professor Macdonald Christie recently had their article titled: 'Glycinergic dysfunction in a subpopulation of dorsal horn interneurons in a rat model of neuropathic pain' published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations to all on the good work!

Associate Professor Jonathon Arnold and The Lambert Initiative team have recently appeared in the ABC news discussing the medicinal properties of marijuana, in particular the chemicals known as cannabinoids that the plant produces, that could be used in future medical treatments. Please click on the following links for more information: ABC breaking news & Catalyst.

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate three of our staff on their recent achievements:

Dr Kate Chitty has been awarded a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, and Professor Paul Young and Professor Daniela Traini have each been awarded a NHMRC Development Grant.

Our best wishes to all for their efforts and continued standard of excellence.