Patrick Ronaldson

Member
Research Focus Group Membership: 
Research Focus Group 3
Education: 
  • Ph.D: Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto
  • B.Sc: Pharmacology, University of Toronto
College Affiliations: 

College of Pharmacy
College of Medicine

Research Interests: 

Physiology/Pathology of the Blood-Brain Barrier/Neurovascular Unit; drug transport; effect of pathophysiological insult on CNS drug delivery; intracellular signaling systems; nuclear receptor pathways.

Environmental Health Research & Expertise: 

Dr. Patrick T. Ronaldson is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and the current Director of the Medical Pharmacology Graduate Program 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 mechanisms of transporter-related drug-drug interactions at the blood-brain barrier at their effects on pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic pain. He has published 28 research and review articles and 5 book chapters on drug transporters and blood-brain barrier biology. Dr Ronaldson received the New Investigator Grant in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism from AAPS in 2011. His laboratory has a strong record of extramural funding including current grants from the National Institutes of Health and previous grant support from the American Heart Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers’ Association (PhRMA) Foundation.