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Joseph Rower

Joseph Rower

Research Assistant Professor



Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • University of Utah Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology 

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Antiviral Pharmacology

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Systems Biology

Doctoral Training

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • California Lutheran University Chemistry, Mathematics


Research Interests

Dr. Joseph Rower is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dr. Rower completed his graduate work at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus where his research focused on the unique pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors used to treat and prevent HIV infection.

Dr. Rower’s current research focuses on improving the clinical care of children. Specifically, his research focuses on validating bioanalytical methods for determining drug concentrations from small blood volumes. This research has the potential to revolutionize pediatric clinical pharmacology studies, especially in neonates and other populations where blood volume is limited. These advances will enable future studies which can better define the impact of age on the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships. Dr. Rower is especially interested in defining these relationships for drugs used to treat infectious diseases and in transplantation.