Mount Sinai’s Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics pursues a multifaceted mission of research, research training at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels, and medical school teaching. Predoctoral training in pharmacological sciences is conducted under the auspices of the Mount Sinai Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics disciplines are devoted to the study of biological processes at molecular, cellular, tissue, and organism levels to understand how these processes function and how they can be modulated for therapeutic purposes.
Biochemistry seeks to define life processes in terms of chemical interactions and reactions. Physiology defines how biochemical processes lead to tissue, organ, and organismal functions. Pharmacologists aim to understand how perturbation of these systems can lead to therapeutic modalities and how an organism's handling of specific therapeutic agents determines treatment regimens and affects therapeutic utility. Pharmacology and systems therapeutics represents a continuum of thought and research in understanding the origins and mechanisms underlying complex diseases and how they can be treated.
Research activities in the department fall within three broad areas:
* Biochemistry and regulatory biology
* Applied mathematics and systems biology
* Physiology and drug development
The department is home the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) funded Systems Biology Center New York. The Center unites Mount Sinai faculty from various disciplines with faculty at sister institutions in the New York area to develop the fields of pharmacology systems and therapeutics.
For more information, please visit us on the Mount Sinai School of Medicine website at http://www.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/pharmacology-and-systems-therapeutics