PTR Welcomes New Faculty Member, Caitrin Wheeler McDonough, Ph.D.

Caitrin W. McDonough Rowe


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.