Jason H. Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

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Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science
520-626-1447
karnes@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Jason H. Karnes, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.

Dr. Karnes' clinical training as a pharmacist, including board certification in pharmacotherapy and research training in personalized medicine, has put him in a strong position to bridge clinical and basic sciences.  Since graduating from pharmacy school, he has received focused research training in two of the world’s leading laboratories in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics, including graduate training at the University of Florida in the laboratory of Dr. Julie Johnson and postdoctoral research training supervised by Dr. Dan Roden at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Karnes' current research interests are centered in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics, specifically investigating the utility of genetic polymorphisms to predict serious toxicities of widely-used cardiovascular drugs. His ultimate career goal is to facilitate personalized medicine to avoid such toxicities, using electronic medical records research, molecular genetics techniques, and prospective clinical studies. He is currently continuing postdoctoral research into genetic predictors of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia using genome-wide association study and clinical study approaches.
 
Licensure and Certifications:  
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Licentiate in Pharmacy, Florida Board of Pharmacy
Licentiate in Pharmacy, Tennessee Board of Pharmacy (Inactive)
Academic Teaching Certificate, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), American Heart Association
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Red Cross/American Heart Association
 
Education and Training:
2012 – 2015    Research Fellowship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Nashville, TN (Advisor: Dr. Dan Roden)
 
2013 – 2014    Jason D. Morrow Chief Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Nashville, TN
 
2008 – 2012    Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL
(Advisors: Dr. Rhonda M. Cooper-DeHoff and Dr. Julie A. Johnson)
 
2004 – 2008    Doctor of Pharmacy (Cum Laude) University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL
 
2000 – 2004    Bachelor of Arts (Ancient Greek), College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA