Welcome to Department of Pharmacology at Faculty of Science, Mahidol University. It is my pleasure to introduce you our department which was the first Department of Pharmacology in Thailand, and is one of the major preclinical science departments, established in 1986 with the support from Rockefeller foundation.
Since being established, the
department has 135 alumni working nationwide all over Thailand,
currently; it has 19 faculties, 3 joint faculties and 28 graduate
students. We offer broad range of research focuses with constructive
learning environment, encouraging individual graduate student to be
able to solve research questions in an independent manner. Besides,
our department provides an academic curriculum for medical students
and nurse students in pharmacology during their baccalaureate.
We bring together the knowledge of Biochemistry, Physiology, Neurosciences, Molecular biology and Chemistry to figure out questions related to the common health problems in Thailand, such as, Thalassemia, Malaria, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease, drug addiction, as well as gaining a better insight in drug metabolisms and polymorphism of drug-metabolizing enzymes. In addition to research focused on the effect of iron chelator in Thalassemia, our research includes the beneficial effects of Thai Natural products such as Curcuma comosa, Pueraria mirifica, Derris Scandens, Ananas Comosus, Polyalthia glauca in preventing and/or treating neurogeneration, malaria infection, and degenerative joint diseases. Our extensive collaborations around the world, work together to uncover the answers on the same questions from molecular to cellular and organic levels and to provide the best research experience for the students. Our mission is to provide students with the best training in Pharmacology, giving them the required skills to become prominent scientists, to unravel a perplexity of Thai’s health, and to advance the scientific community of Thailand.