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Professor Deanna Kroetz - Challenges and opportunities for implementation of pharmacogenetic findings

2017 Tom Watson Oration



Pharmacy Building (A15), Science Road, The University of Sydney

You are invited to join Professor Iqbal Ramzan, Dean of Pharmacy for the third annual Tom Watson Memorial Oration on 31 August. The 2017 oration will be delivered byProfessor Deanna Kroetz, Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr Kroetz will discuss the Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation of Pharmacogenetic Findings. Pharmacogenomics focuses on the identification of genetic variants that influence drug effects. Discovering and validating a pharmacogenomic relationship is only the first step in translating the research into clinical practice. Implementation presents a unique set of challenges that need to be addressed before the promise of improved patient care is fully realised.

About the speaker

Dr Deanna Kroetz has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and PhD in Pharmaceutics and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute before joining the University.

Her research interests are broadly in the area of molecular and clinical pharmacology, with a focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying interindividual variation in drug response and toxicity. Current research efforts include clinical and functional genomic studies of chemotherapy-induced toxicity, pharmacogenomics of antiretroviral drug response, and structure-function studies of ABC transporters.

Find out more on the pharmacy event page.