UCSF

People

Principal investigator

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Who

Research interests

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm

Dean, School of Pharmacy
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

Senior researchers

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Who

Research interests

Yee

Sook Wah Yee, PhD

Professional Researcher

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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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Responsibilities

 

Kelsey Trumbach, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Christina Chen

Research Finance Administrator

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Nathan Dang, PharmD

Program Coordinator, UCSF-Stanford CERSI

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Lawrence Lin, PhD

Executive Director, UCSF-Stanford CERSI

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Postdocs

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Research interests

Mina Azimi, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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  • Proteomic analysis of transporters at the blood-brain barrier across development to better understand age-related differences in drug response
 

Andrew Riselli, PharmD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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Megan Koleske, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

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

Graduate students

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Research interests

Dina Buitrago Silva

Graduate Student

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  • Characterization of the orphan transporters within the SLC22 Family and discovery of their clinical phenotype
 

Xujia Zhou

Graduate Student

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  • Understanding how SLC transporters and drug-related enzymes change through evolution and how these changes contribute to diseases

 

 

 

Former Lab Members

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Who

Current Position

Huy Ngo, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar (2019-2022)

Clinical Pharmacology Scientist, Genentech
Zou

Ling Zou, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar (2014-2021)

Senior Scientist, Amgen
 

Sebastian Jakobsen

Visiting Pharmacy Student (2021)

 

Bianca Vora, PhD

Graduate Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (2017-2021)

Clinical Pharmacology Scientist, Genentech

Jessica Enogieru, PharmD, BCPS

Graduate Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics (2014-2020)