About Joseph Collins
Joseph Collins, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Collins received his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2018 from the University of Florida. Before becoming UF faculty in the fall of 2023, Dr. Collins worked as a post-doctoral researcher investigating the underlying cause of variable expression of the pharmacogenes in the UF department of pharmacotherapy and translational research.
Dr. Collins’s research interests are related to the regulation of gene expression and how genetic and epigenetic variation contributes to differential gene expression. He uses bioinformatics and functional genomics to identify putative targets and then validates them through an array of molecular biology approaches. His current research focuses on the identification of enhancers that control key pharmacogenes and the identification of novel variants to explain observed differences in gene expression between populations.