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Welcome to the Pharmacology Training Program

Director of Graduate Studies


A unique feature of the department is our outstanding Ph.D. training program. At any time, between 30 and 60 scientists-in-training address important issues in fields such as neuroscience, receptor signaling, drug metabolism, and cardiovascular research. Scientists in these areas are linked by a common interest in, and understanding of, the basic principles of drug action and design. This perspective makes our trainees ideally suited for a wide range of careers. Our program is committed to developing leaders in academia, industry, and government. If you have any questions regarding our program, feel free to contact me via email.

Christine Konradi, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies


Program Manager


Bobbi Stidham, Program Manager

Bobbi Stidham provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the Pharmacology Graduate Program. She manages the day-to-day operations and executes administrative and business procedures. As the Program Manager, she is a crucial resource to current and prospective students. Students with administrative questions and concerns can contact her via email.


Please also visit our Graduate Student Association.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action and encourages individuals from diverse, under-represented populations to apply to its graduate programs. The university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic background, or disability.