The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research provides classroom and clinical instruction for pharmacy students and trains graduate students in clinical translational research.

Department Events

Friday, December 4 – 12:00-1:00 pm

Department Seminar Series: Joe Collins, PhD

Please join us for our weekly seminar series with PTR postdoctoral researcher Dr. Joe Collins: “Regulation that Ignores Social Distancing: Enhancers in the CYP3A Cluster”

Joe Collins

Friday, January 8 – 12:00-1:00 pm

Department Seminar Series: Cameron Thomas, PharmD

Please join us for our weekly seminar series with PTR graduate student Cameron Thomas

Cameron Thomas

Department news

Dr. Cameron D. Thomas presents research at ACCP…

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Cameron D. Thomas, Pharm.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research, was one of three postdocs…

Dr. Cameron Thomas headshot

Drs. Yang and Alam win PGRN Poster Awards

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Yang and Alam were two of nine trainees to win Pharmacogenomics Research Network poster awards.

Guang and Alam

Drs. Allen and Venugopalan appointed to SIDP Task…

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The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Allen and Venugopalan

College of Pharmacy Recent news

Dean Johnson and Dr. Schmittgen named 2020 AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society.

UF tissue chip experiment to study age-related muscle loss aboard International Space Station

The study led by Siobhan Malany, Ph.D., will help scientists understand microgravity effects on human muscle cells and could aid the development of new therapies for age-related muscle loss on…

The UF College of Pharmacy mourns the passing of Dr. Hartmut Derendorf

Derendorf was an icon in the UF College of Pharmacy and a world-renowned expert in pharmacokinetics and pharmacometrics.

Dr. Nicholas Bodor inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Bodor has earned international recognition as a leader in drug discovery, design and delivery and serves as a graduate research professor emeritus in the UF College of Pharmacy.

Areas of Research

Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine

Facilitating precision medicine by improving patient outcomes through optimization of efficacy and limiting toxicity of drug therapy, with a focus on genetically-guided drug therapy decision making, drug discovery and drug development

Infectious Diseases

Therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical trials for patients with advanced mycobacterial diseases and combating bacterial ‘superbugs’ via latest experimental and computational approaches

Drug Response

Drug response, drug-drug interactions, drug transporters and drug metabolism enzymes


Focused research on leukemia, solid tumors and hematology

Health Disparities

Predictors of health disparities and implementation of intervention programs in minority and underserved communities

Department Fast Facts – 2019-2020

$10.1 million in research awards

115 Publications in 2019-2020

16 Faculty in Ph.D. program

18 Graduate Students

10 Postdoctoral Fellow and Associates

8 Clinical Residents

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