Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
Mohamad Maher Kronfol, BPharm, Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, VA
ASCPT's leading position as a professional organization in pharmacology and therapeutics drew Mohamad to the Society. He learned about the Society from Drs. Patricia Slattum, Mary Peace McRae, and Elvin Price, who all serve on his PhD Committee. Mohamad developed a keen interest in better understanding the variability in drug response that he often observed in his patients after several years of working in community pharmacy practice. This interest drove him to pursue his PhD in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. He is particularly interested in investigating the contribution of genetics to variability in drug response.
Mohamad is now exploring exciting new venues in pharmacogenomics under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph McClay. His current work aims to help broaden understanding of how absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) gene expression variability due to epigenetic regulation with age affects drug response. In 2017, Mohamad published a first author literature review examining the role of epigenomics in personalized medicine. He hopes to use his ASCPT membership as a platform to network with other ASCPT members in the Translational and Precision Medicine and Quantitative Pharmacology Networks. He also looks forward to networking with fellow early career colleagues in the Early Career Community. He anticipates participating in the wide range of educational, professional development, and volunteering opportunities offered by ASCPT through webinars, meetings, and journal clubs.