College of Pharmacy Distinguished Lecturer Series to Feature Deanna Kroetz

10/15/2014
Deanna Kroetz

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to present distinguished lecturer Deanna Kroetz, alumna and professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), on Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in 250 Parks Hall. Her seminar will be entitled, “Genetic Approaches to Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.”

Kroetz’s research focuses on the areas of drug metabolism, drug transport and pharmacogenetics. She is also involved in efforts to understand the genetic contributions to differences in response to antiretroviral therapy in Uganda and San Francisco and is the principal investigator for several Phase III breast cancer studies.

Before joining the faculty at UCSF, Kroetz was a PRAT Fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute. At UCSF, her teaching responsibilities include pharmacokinetics to professional pharmacy students and drug metabolism and transport to graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacogenomics graduate program.  Kroetz is also the director of the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacogenomics graduate program at UCSF.

She earned her bachelor of science in pharmacy from The Ohio State University before attending the University of Washington for her PhD. Her work has led her to receive the AAPS New Investigator Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism; the Josephine Failer Award from The Ohio State University Alumni Association; the Leon Goldberg Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; and to be elected a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

For more information on Deanna Kroetz, read her biography at the following link: http://cancer.ucsf.edu/people/profiles/kroetz_deanna.3347