UWSOP alumni legend Deanna Kroetz was recently named the inaugural Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair for the Advancement of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy.
A professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Deanna graduated from UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics with a PhD in 1990. Her primary research role at UCSF involves seeking to understand the contribution of genetic variation to drug toxicity, identifying genetic biomarkers that can be used to guide effective use of drugs in the treatment of cancer and HIV, and using genetics to unravel the molecular basis of drug-induced toxicity.
“Like Dean Goyan, my roots are in pharmacy and this motivates my research and my contributions to professional and graduate education within the school,” she said. “Support from this chair will allow my lab to push forward our efforts to understand the molecular basis of drug toxicity and to develop new training paths for pharmacist scientists. It’s a wonderful honor.”