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Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

 

Research in Dr. Kathleen Giacomini's lab focuses on the roles of membrane transporters in drug absorption, disposition, targeting, and in clinical drug response. In particular, research is focused on pharmacogenetics of membrane transporters. A key aspect of the group's pharmacogenetic studies is to discover naturally occurring variants in transporter genes in ethnically diverse human populations that associate with variation in drug response.