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Center for Research in Molecular Pharmacology

Welcome Letter from the Director
Welcome to the Center for Research in Molecular Pharmacology !

The Center for Research in Molecular Pharmacology-Overview (CRMP) is committed to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge on neurological disorders supported by basic and clinical research. An important quest from the CRMP is to understand the origin of diverse neurological ailments, including depression, anxiety, drug and nicotine addiction, pain related diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, and autosomal dominant frontal lobe epilepsy. A second, but not less important, quest is to conduct pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, metabolic, pharmaceutical, toxicological, and teratogenic studies to develop new pharmacotherapeutic compounds that can alleviate and potentially cure these diseases.

The objective of our Center is founded in the notion that scientific collaborations make the health field to flourish. In this regard, the CRMP pursues multidisciplinary research between faculty from the different CNU Colleges and Research Centers, and researchers from the USA and the world.

For those of you interested in pursuing a career in health sciences, our strive for research excellence serves to ensure a stimulating and nurturing environment for producing the next generation of highly competitive pharmacists and physicians. Our students will benefit of this unique environment, where interdisciplinary approaches will reflect situations from the health arena.

On behalf of the CRMP members, I encourage you to explore our research program and the exciting scientific and educational opportunities we offer. 

Hugo R. Arias, PhD
Director, CRMP
Assistant Dean of Research (COM)
Professor of Pharmacology and Biochemistry (COM)

California Northstate University College of Medicine ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7300