Center for Clinical Pharmacology

Faculty at the Center

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Dr. Evan Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.
Director and Professor

Kharasch leads research in basic, translational and clinical pharmacology, and he is a practicing anesthesiologist.

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Dr. Karen Seibert, Ph.D.
Administrative Director and Professor

Expertise in clinical pharmacology and drug development, especially in the areas of pain and inflammation.

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Dr. Thomas Burris, Ph.D
Alumni Endowed Professor and President’s Senior Research Advisor

Expertise in targeting nuclear hormone receptors towards development of drugs to treat a range of human diseases including autoimmune diseases, cancer, metabolic/cardiovascular and behavioral disorders.

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Dr. Ream Al-Hasani, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Studies ‭the negative affective behaviors associated with the withdrawal ‭phase of addiction and the interaction of endogenous opioid ‭systems with commonly prescribed opioid analgesics.

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Dr. Jordan McCall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Expertise in neural mechanisms underlying the ‭emotional distress associated with stress, chronic pain and ‭addiction.

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Dr. Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Research aimed at attaining functional selectivity of opioid agonist action from its own target adverse effects while integrating chemical synthesis with biochemical, genetic and pharmacological approaches.

Preparing the Next Generation of Professionals

In 2011, the National Institutes of Healthidentified a need to "recharge a dwindling cadre of experts in clinical pharmacology." By creating research opportunities, the Center will contribute to future health care needs by allowing students and researchers to expand their knowledge of clinical pharmacology research, implementation, and policy.

Recognizing that "Clinical Pharmacology" is inherently multidisciplinary, the Center for Clinical Pharmacology offers the opportunity for its students, post-graduates, and fellows to train in a collaborative environment that bridges basic biology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and clinical translation. Students and post-graduates are appointed at either the College of Pharmacy or at Washington University School of Medicine, with full access to the academic resources at both institutions.