Focus Areas: Pharmacogenetics
Pharmacogenetics researchers in the Developmental Therapeutics Program focus on the role of genetic inheritance in drug response. They study two aspects of a patient's response to drugs: drug response and adverse drug reaction.
For example, some patients don't get the desired response from a therapeutic drug, while others have a strong negative reaction to it. Several factors may contribute to these reactions, such as age, sex and underlying disease.
Here are specific research areas in pharmacogenetics: