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

Vice Dean and Professor

I serve as vice dean of the School of Pharmacy and lead all aspects of School administration in the absence of the dean. My specific responsibilities are to oversee the education and diversity initiatives of the School.

Rada Savic, PhD

Professor

I investigate the causes of variations in clinical outcomes, using computational methods. My goal is to determine the optimal dosage, timing, and duration of therapeutic regimens. Ultimately, I want to develop precise, personalized treatments.

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.