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Tamraz is featured PGRN Investigator

Bani Tamraz, PharmD, PhD, is the featured Pharmacogenomics Research Network Investigator (PGRN) for February 2019. An article on the group’s website describes his overall goal to build a patient-oriented program of pharmacogenetics research, teaching, and clinical practice that utilizes genetics...

20 years chasing the genetic roots of asthma

The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma.

Akinyemi Oni-Orisan, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor

I conduct translational research investigating therapies for cardiovascular disease using precision medicine approaches.

Classroom pharmacogenetics, post-hospital medications, and post-brain-surgery drugs take top honors

Studies of pharmacogenetics testing of pharmacy students as a teaching tool, an improved system to resolve medication issues after patients go home from the hospital, and the prophylactic use of an antiseizure drug for brain surgery patients took top honors at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy...

Study discovers why leading gout medication is ineffective for many

Allopurinol, the first-choice medication for treating gout—an excruciatingly painful condition that is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, afflicts more than eight million Americans, and is on the rise worldwide—is not fully effective in more than half of patients.

Major Mexican genetic study uncovers basis for health differences among Latinos

The most comprehensive genetic study of the Mexican population to date has revealed as much genetic differentiation as the variation between some Europeans and Asians.

Bani Tamraz, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor

My primary interest is identification of genetic determinants of drug response through modern methods aimed at addressing pharmacogenomics research and translating that information into new diagnostics and treatment strategies at point-of-care.

Sourav Bandyopadhyay, PhD

Associate Professor

I seek to understand, at the systems level, how biological networks within cancer cells are fundamentally different from those in normal cells. Using a variety of experimental techniques, I design new platforms for the rational application of personalized medicine and the design of combination...

Jaekyu Shin, PharmD

Professor

I teach and precept pharmacy students and work with underserved populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. My research focuses on the clinical application of cardiovascular pharmacogenetic tests and pharmacoepidemiology.

Kathryn Phillips, PhD

Professor

My work focuses on the translation of new technologies into improved patient outcomes, particularly the translation of personalized/precision medicine—targeting health care interventions to patients based on their genetics—into clinical care and health policy.

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