The University of Southern California provides fully funded packages to PhD students in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology (MPTX). The MPTX track provides training in molecular mechanisms of disease as well as disease and drug interaction. Coursework emphasizes cell biology and molecular pharmacology. Research areas are laboratory based and include molecular and neuro-pharmacology, receptor pharmacology, cancer biology and pharmacology, metabolism and biochemistry, and oxidant toxicology. All students accepted into the program are provided with financial aid including tuition remission, health insurance and a stipend of $36,000 per year.