The graduate training program in the pharmacological sciences at the University of Iowa emphasizes the education of pre-doctoral students with research interest in the dynamics, structure and function of drug molecules. It is a functional interdisciplinary training program in this area, with participation of students and mentors from the departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, the Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry (MNPC)and the interdisciplinary graduate programs of Genetics, Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, and Neuroscience, as well as the Free Radical & Radiation Biology, and Medical Scientist Training programs.