UCSF

Topics and Expertise: pediatrics

VR drug discovery makes precision therapy a reality

ChimeraX, virtual reality software developed at the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics, is now the tool of choice for computational structural biologists in the School of Pharmacy. The Jacobson Lab recently used ChimeraX to find a promising new cure for a drug-resistant...

Burchard Lab study finds most asthma research may not apply to African American children

Results from the largest single study of the genetic and environmental causes of asthma in African American children suggest that only a tiny fraction of known genetic risk factors for the disease apply to this population.

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Exec Vice Dean & Professor

As Executive Vice Dean, I partner with the Dean to drive the School’s strategic priorities. From the Dean’s Office, I oversee and lead the School’s DEI efforts; manage global partnerships, liaise with the School’s Pharmacy Practice Partnerships associate deans, serve as an advisor to the faculty...

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...

Nancy Sambol, PharmD

Associate Professor

I focus on the use of models to describe drug disposition and effect in patient populations, and the use of these models to make predictions to improve drug therapy.