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Catherine Cooke, PharmD, BCPS Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Cooke earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a managed care residency at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy University of the Sciences. She has worked in academia, managed care, and the pharmaceutical industry. In these areas, she studied medication-taking behavior by examining factors associated with adherence to chronic therapies. Her research focuses on health outcomes associated with medication use.

Young Ah Goo, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Director, Mass Spectrometry Center Goo received a PhD in genome sciences/pathobiology from the University of Washington, where she gained expertise in functional genomics, proteomics using mass spectrometry, and systems biology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, where she worked in the prostate cancer research group and the proteomics group. Before joining the School of Pharmacy, she was a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Washington in Seattle, where her research focused on chronic pain syndromes. Her current research focuses on the use of mass spectrometry-based proteomics applications to study biological questions, applying global systems approaches with a focus toward the discovery of diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers, and therapeutic targets for human diseases.

Mathangi Gopalakrishnan, PhD, MS Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Gopalakrishnan obtained her BS and MS degrees in pharmacy from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. She completed another MS and a PhD in statistics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Working in the School of Pharmacy’s Center for Translational Medicine, Gopalakrishnan’s research interests include pharmacometrics, Bayesian applications in drug development, and innovative clinical trial designs.

Hazem Hassan, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hassan received a BS degree in pharmacy from Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt. He then came to the School of Pharmacy, where he received his PhD and completed a postdoctoral fellowship. Hassan previously held positions as an assistant professor at Helwan University and as an adjunct assistant professor at the Modern Sciences and Arts University in Egypt. He is a registered pharmacist, licensed to practice in Maryland. The focus of his research is to investigate the pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics aspects that impact drug development and drug therapy optimization. summ e r 201 4

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