Bani Tamraz, PharmD, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentClinical Pharmacy
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California, Davis1998Dow Chemical Company Chemistry Scholarship
    American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists2002  - 2003American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Gateway Research Scholarship
    University of California, San Francisco2006  - 2007Graduate Dean's Health Science Fellowship
    CHIH Foundation2008CHIH Foundation Felloship Award
    Amgen2010  - 2011The Amgen Research Excellence in Biopharmaceutical Sciences Fellow

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    My primary interest is identification of genetic determinants of drug response through modern methods aimed at addressing pharmacogenomics research and translating that information into new diagnostics and treatment strategies at point-of-care.

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    Genetic risk factors for adverse drug responses and toxicities in women with HIV/AIDS
    NIH/NIGMS U01 AI034989Oct 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Needs assessment and value proposition for translation of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice at UCSF
    UCSF Medical Center Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: PI
    GWAS analysis of atazanavir in two biomatrices from women in HIV
    Center For AIDS Research Program Supplement P30 A1027763Nov 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
    Role: PI
    Personalized dosing strategies for use of fludarabine in pediatric alloHCT
    UCSF Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) 5KL2TR000143-10Jul 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Co-investigator
    Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) V
    NIH/NIAID U01 AI034989Dec 1, 1997 - Dec 31, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Rubin LH, Radtke KK, Eum S, Tamraz B, Kumanan KN, Springer G, Maki PM, Anastos K, Merenstein D, Karim R, Weber KM, Gustafson D, Greenblatt RM, Bishop JR. Cognitive burden of common non-antiretroviral medications in HIV-infected women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 May 16. PMID: 29781879.
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    2. Tamraz B, Huang Y, French AL, Kassaye S, Anastos K, Nowicki MJ, Gange S, Gustafson DR, Bacchetti P, Greenblatt RM, Hysi PG, Aouizerat BE. A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies a Candidate Gene Associated With Atazanavir Exposure Measured in Hair. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Jan 09. PMID: 29315502.
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    3. Pearce CL, Stram D, Wiensch A, Frasco MA, Kono N, Den Berg DV, Anastos K, Cohen MH, DeHovitz J, Golub ET, Tamraz B, Liu C, Mack WJ. Pharmacogenetic Associations with ADME Variants and Virologic Response to an Initial HAART Regimen in HIV-Infected Women. Int J HIV AIDS Res. 2017; 4(3):154-160. PMID: 29577081.
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    4. Floyd JS, Kaspera R, Marciante KD, Weiss NS, Heckbert SR, Lumley T, Wiggins KL, Tamraz B, Kwok PY, Totah RA, Psaty BM. A screening study of drug-drug interactions in cerivastatin users: an adverse effect of clopidogrel. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2012 May; 91(5):896-904. PMID: 22419147; PMCID: PMC3830936.
    5. Marciante KD, Durda JP, Heckbert SR, Lumley T, Rice K, McKnight B, Totah RA, Tamraz B, Kroetz DL, Fukushima H, Kaspera R, Bis JC, Glazer NL, Li G, Austin TR, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Jaquish CE, Kwok PY, Tracy RP, Psaty BM. Cerivastatin, genetic variants, and the risk of rhabdomyolysis. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2011 May; 21(5):280-8. PMID: 21386754.
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    6. Kaspera R, Naraharisetti SB, Tamraz B, Sahele T, Cheesman MJ, Kwok PY, Marciante K, Heckbert SR, Psaty BM, Totah RA. Cerivastatin in vitro metabolism by CYP2C8 variants found in patients experiencing rhabdomyolysis. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2010 Oct; 20(10):619-29. PMID: 20739906; PMCID: PMC2993694.
    7. Trivedi NN, Tamraz B, Chu C, Kwok PY, Caughey GH. Human subjects are protected from mast cell tryptase deficiency despite frequent inheritance of loss-of-function mutations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Nov; 124(5):1099-105.e1-4. PMID: 19748655; PMCID: PMC2783561.
    8. Reich D, Patterson N, Ramesh V, De Jager PL, McDonald GJ, Tandon A, Choy E, Hu D, Tamraz B, Pawlikowska L, Wassel-Fyr C, Huntsman S, Waliszewska A, Rossin E, Li R, Garcia M, Reiner A, Ferrell R, Cummings S, Kwok PY, Harris T, Zmuda JM, Ziv E. Admixture mapping of an allele affecting interleukin 6 soluble receptor and interleukin 6 levels. Am J Hum Genet. 2007 Apr; 80(4):716-26. PMID: 17357077; PMCID: PMC1852718.