On May 10th, the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research welcomed its newest faculty member, Research Assistant Professor Caitrin Wheeler McDonough, Ph.D. Dr. McDonough received a B.S. in Biochemistry (with a minor in chemistry) from the University of Iowa and subsequently earned a Ph.D in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her dissertation work focused on the Genetics of Type 2 Diabetic End-Stage Renal Disease in African Americans. Most recently, Dr. McDonough completed training as a Post-Doctoral Associate in Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics under the direction of Dr. Julie A. Johnson.
Dr. McDonough is an investigator in the Center for Pharmacogenomics and plays a central role in the development of genetics education programming for the UF&Shands Personalized Medicine Program; she also teaches Genetic Medicine concepts to pharmacy students in the Personalized Medicine course. For more information on Dr. McDonough’s work, visit her profile on our faculty page.