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Oklahoma State University

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology


About the Department

Our faculty maintain a broad interest in their disciplines and are responsible for teaching physiology and pharmacology to the medical students. 

Areas of faculty research include the pharmacology and physiology of renal, visual, cardiovascular and neural systems. These research efforts are enhanced by students in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.


Faculty in the Department of Pathology teach courses in the School of Biomedical Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Alexander Rouch, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Associate Professor of Physiology

Bruce A. Benjamin, Ph.D. 
Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor of Physiology 

Kathleen S. Curtis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology

J. Thomas Curtis, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology

Randall L. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology

Warren Finn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology

Craig W. Stevens, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology

David R. Wallace, Ph.D.
Director for Integrative Neuroscience 
Professor of Pharmacology

Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology


Daniel Buck 
Research Assistant II

Jennifer Burkeen
Research Technician

Betty Jo Westerfield
Senior Administrative Assistant

Emeritus Faculty

George M. Brenner, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology 

Loren G. Martin, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology