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Caitrin W. McDonough, Ph.D.

Caitrin W. McDonough

Research Assistant Professor

Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research



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  • Ph.D., Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Minor Chemistry; University of Iowa

Biographical Sketch

Dr. McDonough received a B.S. in Biochemistry (with a minor in chemistry) from the University of Iowa and then earned a Ph.D in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. McDonough’s dissertation work focused on the Genetics of Type 2 Diabetic End-Stage Renal Disease in African Americans.  After completing graduate studies, she joined the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research as a Post-Doctoral Associate in Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics under the direction of Dr. Julie Johnson.

Dr. McDonough is an investigator in the Center for Pharmacogenomics and plays a central role in the development of genetics education programming for the UF&Shands Personalized Medicine Program.  She also teaches Genetic Medicine concepts to pharmacy students in the Personalized Medicine course.


  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics


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