Mary Paine, PhD
BS, Pharmacy, Oregon State University
PhD, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington
Dr. Paine practiced for four years as a hospital pharmacist before entering the graduate program in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Washington. After receiving her PhD degree, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center, where she focused on the use of human intestine-derived in vitro systems as models to evaluate the influence of various enteric drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters on drug disposition. Dr. Paine first became affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 1999, when she undertook a position as director of a translational research laboratory in the UNC General Clinical Research Center. During this time, Dr. Paine mentored a number of post-doctoral and graduate students, as well as focused on establishing herself as an independent investigator in the relatively understudied area of the effects of dietary substances on drug disposition. Simultaneously, through interactions with colleagues at the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Paine became interested in the pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics of new drug candidates for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases, including visceral leishmaniasis and African sleeping sickness.