Rupa Tuan, PhD

Phone: +1 415 514-3426
513 Parnassus Ave, MSB, Rm 1210C
UCSF Box 0450
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


What I do

As an assistant professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, I teach pharmacy students basic science pharmacology concepts throughout their didactic curriculum. I also direct the Renal Theme and the Neuroscience & Therapeutics Theme, which are integrated core courses in the first and second year. My research interests are in pharmacology education and, along with Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, I am developing and implementing the Health Equity Curriculum thread in the School of Pharmacy.

Professional background

Research keywords

  • Corpus Striatum
  • Drug Overdose
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Inhibitory Postsynaptic Potentials
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • pharmacy
  • Excitatory Postsynaptic Potentials
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • Motor Cortex
  • Students, Medical
  • Receptors, Dopamine D2
  • Receptor, EphA7
  • Dendritic Spines
  • health equity
  • Dynorphins