Pharmacology Core Facility

The mission of the Pharmacology Core Facility is to foster clinical pharmacology and biomarker research regarding cancer therapeutics. The Facility offers comprehensive lab services to support cancer investigators conducting clinical and preclinical drug development studies.

The Pharmacology Facility is comprised of two units: Analytical and Biofluids.

Getting Started

Contact Jackie Ramirez for Analytical services and Matt Levine for Biofluids services.

Notice to Users

All studies that utilize the Pharmacology Core Facility must add to their acknowledgements the following: "This research is supported by the Pharmacology Core Facility of The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (NIH P30 CA14599)"

Acknowledgement of core facility contributions in publications is appreciated.

Cancer Center members should cite the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA014599) when publishing any work assisted by this core facility.


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Mark J. Ratain, MD
Co-Scientific Director
Phone: (773) 702 4400

Michael L. Maitland, MD, PhD
Co-Scientific Director
Phone: (773) 834 8981

Jacqueline Ramírez, MS
Technical Director, Analytical Unit
Phone: (773) 834 2451

Matthew Levine, BBA
Technical Director, Biofluids Unit
Phone: (773) 834 0979


Analytical Unit
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
Room 7160
900 East 57th Street

Biofluids Unit
Billings Hospital
Room AB204 & AB201
5841 South Maryland Avenue