Focus of Work
The Perera laboratory focuses on pharmacogenomics (using a patient's genome to predict drug response) in minority populations. Working in this translation research space requires both clinical expertise as well as the use of high-throughput basic science approaches. Our goal is to bring the benefits of precision medicine to all US populations.
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Genomic Medicine/Personalized MedicinePharmacologyAdverse Drug ReactionsGene RegulationAutoimmune DiseasesInflammatory Bowel DiseasePharmacogenomics
Education and Certification
- PharmD: University of Tennessee, Pharmacology (2001)
- PhD: Ohio State University, Pharmaceutics (2003)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Chicago, Pharmacogenonomics (2006)