Daniel J. Crona

Daniel J. Crona, PharmD, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

PhD. PharmD
Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Molecular Therapeutics

Area of interest

My overarching career goal to advance public health by integrating epigenetics, developmental therapeutics, and clinical pharmacology into clinical and translational research that optimizes treatment strategies for hematology/oncology patients. As a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, my clinical and translational research program focuses on a functional genomics paradigm that helps reveal molecular mechanisms that underlie the interplay between patient genotype, phenotype, and epigenetics. Molecular mechanism information is then integrated with clinical pharmacology (e.g., pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics) to optimize drug selection and dosing.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Early Career Research Award
  • 2019 IBM Junior Faculty Development Award
  • 2018 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Research Institute Junior Investigator Award
  • 2014 – 2015 Post-doctoral fellow, UNC-Duke-Hamner Institute Collaborative Clinical Pharmacology Training Program (NIH/NIGMS 5T32GM086330-04)
  • 2014 GlaxoSmithKline Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2014 Kathryne A. Brewington Award (2014–2015 Outstanding Graduate Student in Pharmaceutical Sciences), UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • 2013 Frank Porter Graham Honor Society Inductee, UNC Graduate School
  • 2008–2010 Kaiser Permanente Kent M. Nelson Memorial Clinical Pharmacy Scholar, CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • 2008 Rho Chi Pharmacy Academic Honor Society Inductee
  • 2008 Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Honor Society Inductee

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