John Seth Markowitz
Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida College of Pharmacy, USA
John S. Markowitz is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research within the University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy. John received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in microbiology from Memphis State University, and his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. He completed a specialty residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, also at the University of Tennessee. In addition, he has been credentialed by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties in Psychiatric Pharmacy since 1997. Following his training, John served for a number of years as a hospital-based Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry within the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. He eventually entered into a primary faculty research position in the MUSC College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences with a dual appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where he had remained prior to joining UF in 2009.
Dr. Markowitz research program has encompassed both in vitro and in vivo investigations including normal volunteer pharmacokinetic studies directed at the assessment of drug-drug interactions in psychopharmacology, botanical-drug interactions, as well as their associated clinical effects. More recently, the research program has focused on variability in drug metabolism, disposition, and therapeutic response as a consequence of genetic variability which influences both drug transporters and hepatic enzymes. He has received research support from both the pharmaceutical industry and the National Institutes of Health.