UCSF

People

Principal investigator

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Giacomini

Kathleen M. Giacomini, PhD

Professor and Principal Investigator

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  • Understanding the roles of membrane transporters in drug absorption, disposition, targeting, and in clinical drug response.
  • Discovering natural variants in transporter genes in ethnically diverse human populations that associate with variation in drug response

Administration

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Ilona Paredes

Ilona Paredes

Administrative Analyst

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Senior researchers

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Yee

Sook Wah Yee, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

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  • Investigating the discovery of transporters as drug targets
  • Utilizing genomewide data to identify transporter endogenous role and drug pharmacological action

Staff

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Lin

Lawrence Lin, PhD

Project Director

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Srinivasan

Shylaja Srinivasan

Clinical Instructor

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  • Clinical Instructor in Pediatric Endocrinology

Postdocs

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James Huan-Chieh Chien, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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  • Understanding the role of organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1) and its-mediated drug-drug interactions
  • Pharmacogenomics studies of SLC2A2 and metformin

Huy Ngo, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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  • Understanding the role of bile acid transporters in drug-induced liver injury (DILI)
Zou

Ling Zou, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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  • Understanding species difference in renal transporters to better predict dosing and prevent drug-induced nephrotoxicity in humans
  • Examining interactions of excipients with intestinal influx transporters which may affect drug bioavailability and bioequivalence

Graduate students

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Jessica Enogieru, PharmD, BCPS

Graduate Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

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  • Discovery, analysis, and functional characterization of genetic factors that influence anti-hyperglycemic drug response to metformin

Bianca Vora

Graduate Student

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  • Characterization of clinically relevant drug vitamin interactions mediated by thiamine transporter SLC19A3
  • Investigating ontogenetic changes in transporters expressed on the blood brain barrier to better predict drug exposure in pediatric populations

Megan Koleske

Graduate Student

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  • Functional genomic studies of SLC22A5 to inform new treatment modalities for carnitine transporter deficiency