Pharmacology and Toxicology - Faculty

Lawrence Sowers, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

John Sealy Distinguished Chair for MD/PhD Combined Degree Studies in Honor of Dr. Truman G. Blocker
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Director, MD-PhD Combined Degree Program

Contact Information

Phone: (409) 772-9678
Fax: (409) 772-9648

Research Information Page


1978 A.B., Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

1983 Ph.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Physical Biochemistry
Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University, Department of Medicine
Dana Farber Cancer Institute


Recently relocated from Loma Linda Medical School in California where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences to UTMB Galveston where he serves at professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. In this new capacity, he will be able to facilitate substantial cross-disciplinary studies important in human health and serve as a mentor for a new generation of scientists.

He has previously served on the Chemical Pathology and Cancer Etiology study sections of the NIH and currently serves as a regular ad hoc reviewer for the NIEHS.