Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Dr. Patrick Ronaldson is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Ronaldson’s research is focused on studying blood-brain barrier (BBB) physiology and pharmacology with an emphasis on the challenges of effectively delivering drugs to the brain in disease states. His research continues to develop “state of the art” methods/procedures/tools/models for the in vivo examination of BBB/neurovascular unit (NVU) integrity, regulation of endothelial “barrier” properties at the molecular level, and how pharmacology of drug transport proteins is altered by stroke, neurodegenerative diseases or acute/chronic pain. Dr. Ronaldson has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and 5 book chapters on BBB physiology and transporter pharmacology. Additionally, he is the past chair of the Drug Transporter Community of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the chair-elect of the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) Community of AAPS, and the chair of the Drug Discovery for the Nervous System (DDNS) Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.