About Julio D Duarte
Julio Duarte is an associate professor of pharmacy and medicine as well as Associate Director of the UF Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. He received his Pharm.D. as well as his Ph.D. in clinical pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Florida. He was an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Co-Director of the University of Illinois Hospital Personalized Medicine Program until returning to UF in 2015. Dr. Duarte has served as a grant reviewer for both NIH and U.S Department of Defense. He is an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association and has received awards for his research from both UIC and UF. Dr. Duarte also serves as Graduate Coordinator of the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences concentration within the College of Pharmacy’s graduate program.
Dr. Duarte’s research primarily focuses on: (1) the biological mechanisms underlying pulmonary hypertension development in patients with with left heart failure, and (2) the clinical implementation of pharmacogenetic testing, particularly in medically underserved patient populations. His NIH-funded laboratory conducts translational research attempting to discover genomic predictors of drug response, as well as using genomics and transcriptomics to identify novel targets for future drug development.