Position: Associate Professor of Pharmacogenomics
Location: 3225 Gallows Rd. Bldg D, 3rd Floor, D3353 Fairfax va
Phone: (540) 542-6513
Employed Since: 2011
PharmD From University of California San Francisco, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Washington Hospital Center, PhD and Post Doc in Pharmacology and Biophysics from Georgetown University.
Fields of Expertise:
- Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system
- Basic and Clinical Pharmacogenomics
Completed Pharmacogenomics and Pharmaceutical Sciences training track at University of California San Francisco
Recipient of Post Doctoral NRSA fellowship from NIH
Author of book chapters and several manuscripts on hypoxia and kidney disease
Delivered several invited national and international presentations on topics of hypoxic mechanisms of disease as well as Pharmacogenomics for Pharmacists
My Research has been focused on understanding hypoxic mechanism of disease. I have long investigated the role of hypoxia inducible factor 1 in pathogenesis of cardiac and renal diseases. Recently, HIF-1 has become a therapeutic target for treatment of anemia of kidney disease. My most recent research involves studying the effect of HIF-1 enhancing drugs (Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibitors) on development and progression of kidney disease.