About Julio Duarte
Julio Duarte is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. He received his Pharm.D. as well as his Ph.D. in clinical pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Florida. He was Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) until coming to UF in 2015. While at UIC, Dr. Duarte was the Director of the Pharmacogenomics Laboratory and Co-Director of the University of Illinois Hospital Personalized Medicine Program. Dr. Duarte has served as a reviewer for both NIH and U.S Department of Defense study sections. He is also an elected fellow of the American Heart Association and has received awards for his research from both UIC and UF.
Dr. Duarte’s research primarily focuses on: (1) the biological mechanisms underlying pulmonary hypertension development in patients with with left heart failure, and (2) the clinical implementation of pharmacogenetic testing, particularly in medically underserved patient populations. His NIH-funded laboratory conducts translational research attempting to discover genomic predictors of drug response, as well as using genomics and transcriptomics to identify novel targets for future drug development.