Topics and Expertise: Infectious diseases

USAID photo exhibit on Zika launches QBI symposium on arthropod-borne diseases

A photo exhibition on the response by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Zika virus outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean was kicked off with a reception this June at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus.

QBI scientists decipher how Ebola, dengue, and Zika infect human cells

In a pair of recent studies, scientists at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute uncovered how Ebola, dengue, and Zika hijack human proteins to infect human cells, findings that point to new approaches for treating these diseases.

Trang Trinh, PharmD, MPH

Associate Professor

My research incorporates data science to predict real-world outcomes associated with antibiotic use in adults with infections. I teach epidemiology and infectious disease pharmacotherapy in the School of Pharmacy curriculum. I also provide support on continuous quality improvement and research...

Katherine Gruenberg, PharmD, MA

Associate Professor

I’m a clinician-educator working in the specialty area of infectious diseases. My research interests broadly include teaching and learning in pharmacy education, infectious diseases, and environmental sustainability.

Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS

Vice Dean & Professor

As co-vice dean for PharmD education, I manage the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program along with Igor Mitrovic, PhD. I oversee the PharmD program’s organizational units, didactic and experiential instruction, and assessments and help manage curriculum development, faculty workload, and...

Charles S. Craik, PhD


I focus on defining the roles and the mechanisms of enzymes in complex biological processes and on developing technologies to facilitate these studies to aid in the rapid detection, monitoring, and control of infectious disease and cancer.

Katherine Yang, PharmD, MPH

Vice Dean & Professor

Along with Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, I assist in developing new models of pharmacy practice and foster patient care partner­ships with UCSF Health and external stakeholders in community pharmacy, public health, and other pharmacy schools.

As a clinical pharmacist, I specialize in the...

Rada Savic, PhD

Vice Dean & Professor

I co-lead the School’s plans for developing graduate education programs in the computational and experimental sciences, along with Brian Shoichet, PhD. These programs are geared toward giving the School’s PharmD students greater career opportunities throughout biomedicine.

As a faculty member in...