Joseph Rower, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Associate Director, Center for Human Toxicology
Office: 3960 L.S. Skaggs Research Building
B.S. Chemistry, Mathematics, California Lutheran University
Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Postdoctoral Fellow, Systems Biology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Postdoctoral Fellow, Antiviral Pharmacology, University of Colorado Anschutz
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, University of Utah
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.