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Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology are integrative and interdisciplinary sciences that investigate the actions of all chemical or non-chemical agents on the living systems and help to develop drugs for human diseases. Any endogenous molecules such as hormones or neurotransmitters, materials in the environment, as well as synthetic and naturally derived compounds, are subject to test for pharmacological and toxicological effects. Specialists in the field of pharmacology and toxicology have an exceptionally broad perspective and background to investigate virtually every organ system from the molecules and cells to tissue, organ, and whole animal levels, especially in disease models. We, in the Department, welcome young talented students to join us and study in various aspects of the science of pharmacology and toxicology. 
The main focus of this Department is research and education. The academic members of this department place a high priority on teaching and research training of students at M.Sc., Pharm.D., Ph.D., and postdoc levels. Close working relationships between individual students and their academic mentors, providing research opportunities, and special programs based on students’ needs are followed in the Department. Doctoral and postdoctoral graduates of our program gain employment in research and teaching positions at universities, and engage in research and development in the scientific pharmaceutical institutes or industries. 
To provide advanced as well as basic educational training in toxicology and pharmacology
To direct and carry out basic and applied research in various branches of toxicology
To provide facilities and a suitable environment to attract young and talented researchers to basic and applied research projects in pharmacology and toxicology
To provide opportunities for talented students to participate in graduate and postgraduate educational programs in the field of pharmacology and toxicology
To encourage the partnership of home and international students in the Department's research interests
The objective of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is to raise and maintain the standing of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in the academic circles, both domestically and internationally, in terms of basic, clinical as well as applied fields in toxicology and pharmacology.
All interested applicants are welcome to apply to TUMS by completing and submitting TUMS online application form in which they need to specify their school, level, and major of interest.