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The Institute for Drug Safety Sciences is located in Kerr Hall at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 301 Pharmacy Lane, in Chapel Hill, N.C. We encourage you to contact us to meet our team members and learn more about what the institute offers.

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Paul B. Watkins, M.D.

Director
Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology
Professor, Public Heath-Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Paul Watkins, M.D., is director of the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics.

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Merrie Mosedale, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
Assistant Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Merrie Mosedale, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics.  Mosedale is also the assistant director of the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences where she leads the Translational Pharmacogenomics Research Program.

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Rachel Church, Ph.D.

UNC Organ Injury Biomarker Core Director
Assistant Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Rachel Church, Ph.D., researches ways to broaden the use and understanding of newer biomarkers by leading the UNC Organ Injury Biomarker Core.

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Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

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Yanguang Cao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

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Daniel_Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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Klarissa Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

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Craig-Lee

Craig Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

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Gauri Rao, Pharm.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

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Tim Wiltshire, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Adjunct Associate Professor, Genetics

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Patti Steele

Senior Executive Assistant

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Manisha Nautiyal, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

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Tracy Russell, CCRP

Clinical Research Specialist

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Brett Howell, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Office
DILIsym Services Inc.
Associate Director
DILI-sim Initiative


Gerd Kullak-Ublick, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
University Hospital of Zurich


Dean Naisbitt, Ph.D.
Professor of Drug Safety Science
University of Liverpool


Kevin Park, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Liverpool


Bob Powell, Pharm.D.
Adjunct Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Robert Roth, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Director, Graduate Program in Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences, Michigan State University


Sharin Roth
Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Bioanalytical & Biomarkers
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.


Scott Siler, Ph.D.
President
DILIsym Services Inc.
Associate Director
DILI-sim Initiative


James Stevens, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Fellow
Lilly Research Laboratories


Daniel Weiner, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christina Battista, Ph.D.
FDA ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow


Kristina DeSmet, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Emily Fawcett
Undergraduate Intern


Daniel Gatti, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Allison Harrill, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Rhiannon Hardwick, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Natalie Holman, Ph.D.
Doctoral Student


Brett Howell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Catherine Lisa Kurtz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Jingtao Lu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Leah Norona
Doctoral Student


Andrea Prestemon
Undergraduate Intern


Sarah Thacker
Postdoctoral Fellow


Jeff Woodhead, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Kyunghee Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow


Yuching Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow