The UCSF Institute for Human Genetics (IHG) serves as the hub for all activities in human genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.


OUR MISSION is to create an exciting, productive, and collaborative environment for research, training, and clinical application in human genetics.

Our faculty span all four schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy), and many departments within those schools, reflecting the broad importance of human genetics both in basic scientific research and in modern day health care. The sequencing of the human genome, accompanied in recent years with the dramatic reduction in cost for obtaining an individual’s genome sequence, augurs a new era in translational human genetics, impacting not only rare, Mendelian diseases but effectively all diseases affecting the human population. The IHG and its members intend to be in the forefront of these transformational developments.


Akin Oni-Orisan receives Honorary ASCPT Early Investigator Award

Akinyemi Oni-Orisan, PharmD, PhDAkinyemi Oni-Orisan, PharmD, PhD was awarded the 2020 Darrell Abernethy Early Stage Investigator Award by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (ASCPT). Akin will receive a $10,000 grant for his proposal, which aims to advance our understanding of cholesterol response to statin therapy for the prevention of ASCVD using techniques in pharmacodynamic modeling, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacogenomic analyses with electronic health record data.

Established by the ASCPT in 2018, the award is intended to foster the growth of early career scientists and honor the memory of Darrell Abernethy, MD, PhD.

Akin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF. He is interested in identifying determinants of inter-individual response to pharmacological therapies (such as lipid-lowering therapies, antihypertensives, antiplatelets, and antidiabetics) that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Rada Savic, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF nominated Akin for the award.

Akin will be formally recognized as a recipient of this award at the ASCPT 2020 Annual Meeting (March 2020) in Houston, TX. The IHG warmly congratulates Akin on this achievement.

UCSF Profile for: Akinyemi Oni-Orisan

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