The department has major commitments in the areas of molecular, cellular, cardiovascular and neuropharmacology research. In addition, the department interacts closely with other basic science, clinical and research departments including:
- Department of Medical Genetics and Biochemistry
- Department of Physiology
- Department of Medicine
- Center for Substance Abuse Research
- Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center
- Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology
Most modem research instrumentation and facilities are available through shared resources of the School of Medicine. These include a transgenic mouse facility and FACS analysis. The department itself has a number of core facilities, including cell culture facilities.