Principal investigator



Research interests


Deanna L. Kroetz, PhD
Principal Investigator
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  • Understanding the genetic and molecular basis of interindividual variation in drug response and toxicity
  • Defining the contribution of ABC transporters to drug response and disease

Laboratory staff


Peter Lu
Administrative Analyst
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Senior researchers



Research interests


Chenling Xiong
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Functional validation of genetic predictors of chemotherapy-induced sensory peripheral neuropathy
Nura El-Haj
Clinical Fellow
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Exploring molecular mechanisms underlying chemotherapy induced sensory peripheral neuropathy to identify selective neuroprotective strategies applicable in the clinical setting




Research interests


Ruchika Bajaj
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Studying structure-functional relationships in ABC transporters by using biochemical, biophysical and structural biology methods

Josefina Priotti
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Understanding the taxane effects on the actin cytoskeleton in human iPSC-derived sensory neurons

Graduate students



Research interests




Former lab members



Katherina Chua, PhD Bioinformatics Scientist, Tempus
Sulggi Lee, MD PhD Associate Professor, UCSF

Elizabeth Levy, PhD

Associate Scientist, Genentech

Carol Ho, PharmD

Pharmacist, San Francisco Chinese Hospital

Megan Li, PhD

Clinical Genomics Scientist, Invitae

Aishwarya Jayogopal, PhD

Manager, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Tore Stage, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark

Brandon Brown, PhD

Associate Toxicologist, California Environmental Protection Agency

Yingmei Liu, PhD


Jessica Friedman, PhD Market Insights Manager, Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Michael Martin, PhD

Senior Associate at Prescient Healthcare Group

Janine Micheli, PhD Senior Research Scientist, PPD

Aparna Chhibber, PhD

Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb

Marilyn Giacomini, PhD

Senior Research Scientist I, Gilead Sciences

Rachel Eclov, PhD

Senior Preclinical Scientist of Gene Therapy, Adrenas Therapeutics

Svetlana Markova, PhD

Associate Director, Clinical Pharmacology & DMPK, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Mateus Fuchshuber-Moraes, PhD

Owner, Bioestimuladores Autologos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mike Baldwin, PhD

Specialist DMPK, Novo Nordisk, MålØv, Denmark

Sierk Haennisch, PhD Faculty, University of Kiel
Sinh Nguyen, PhD Faculty, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Hiroshi Hara, PhD Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Hisayo Fukushima, PhD

Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Affairs at MSD

Libusha Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Ho Jeong, PhD Associate Professor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

Leslie Chinn, PhD

Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Principia Biopharma

Kim Fife, PhD Clinical Pharmacologist, Gilead Sciences

Nada Abla, PhD

Associate Director, DMPK & Modelling, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Geneva, Switzerland

Kitti Kaiboriboon, PhD Neurologist, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle

Jason Gow, PhD

Director – Translational Sciences Lead, Seattle Genetics

Tan Nguyen, PhD

Vice President, Allgenesis Biotherapeutics

Tsutomu Nakamura, PhD Chief of Research and Pharmacist, Kobe University
Fengyun Xu, PhD  

Valerie Ng, PhD

Senior Process Engineer, Kite Pharma

Laura Hodges, PhD Researcher, UCSF
Christiane Pauli-Magnus, MD Head of Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Zhigang Yu, PhD Clinical Pharmacologist, Merck
Piotr Tutka, PhD Faculty Member, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Ping Su, PhD Ph.D. Scientist in Industry, Canada