Sook Wah Yee, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Pharmacy|
|Address||1550 4th Street, Bldg 19B|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Cardiff University, U.K.||MPharm||2001||Welsh School of Pharmacy|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb/Whiston Hospital (U.K.)||Pre-Registration Pharmacist||2002||Pharmacy|
|Cardiff University, U.K.||PhD||2005||Welsh School of Pharmacy|
|The Scripps Research Institute, U.S.A.||Postdoc||2006||Department of Immunology|
|University of California San Francisco, U.S.A.||Postdoc||2012||Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences|
|15th North American Regional ISSX Meeting, San Diego||2008||Presentation Award Postdoctoral Research |
|American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Meeting||2011||Presidential Trainee Award|
|American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Meeting||2014||Presidential Trainee Award|
My research project in laboratory of Dr. Kathy Giacomini focuses on genetic determinants of metformin response through genomewide association studies. In addition, my research also focuses on determining endogenous roles of membrane transporters through data from genomewide association studies and functional studies in cells. I am actively involved in Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN)-Hub (www.pgrn.org) to enhance scientific exchange and to expand the boundaries of understanding drug response within the context of precision medicine, both within the PGRN and between the PGRN and the scientific community at large. I work together with the team to create a robust PGRN website with multiple features and facilitating opportunities to access large resources that will enable collaborative research.
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