Patrick Ronaldson, PhD, University of Arizona, USA
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Dr. Patrick T. Ronaldson is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Ronaldson obtained his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology and his doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, both from the University of Toronto, Canada. Following doctoral studies, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ronaldson’s laboratory is currently focused on targeting transporters at the blood-brain barrier for delivery of neuroprotective drugs and for vascular protection in the setting of cerebral hypoxia and ischemic stroke. His laboratory is also working to understand changes to blood-brain barrier tight junction complexes in health and disease and on development of novel therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. He has published more than 50 research and review articles and 7 book chapters on drug transporters and blood-brain barrier biology. Dr Ronaldson’s laboratory has a strong record of extramural funding including current grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and previous grant support from the American Heart Association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers’ Association (PhRMA) Foundation, and the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC). He is also a past chair of the NIH study section entitled Drug Discovery for the Nervous System (DDNS) and the past chair of the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) Community of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).