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Chair, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics John A. and Deborah S. McNeill, Jr. Distinguished Professor

Craig Lee, Pharm.D, Ph.D. is a professor and the chair of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. Lee is a licensed pharmacist in North Carolina, and is trained as a clinical/translational pharmaceutical scientist with expertise in cytochrome P450 metabolism, cardiovascular experimental therapeutics, and precision medicine/pharmacogenomics.

Since initiation of his faculty appointment in 2006, Lee has established a highly collaborative and translational research program that integrates mechanistically-driven rodent and cell-based preclinical models with observational and interventional clinical studies. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, authored over 100 manuscripts and over 100 abstracts in the areas of cytochromes P450, eicosanoid and drug metabolism, pharmacogenomics, and experimental therapeutics, and has served as the major research advisor for over 40 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professional students.

Lee served as director of the School’s Research and Scholarship in Pharmacy pathway for Pharm.D. students from 2016-2021, the DPET vice chair for research and graduate education from 2019-2022, and is actively engaged as a teacher and mentor in the School’s professional, graduate and fellowship programs.

He is also an active member of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute and UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare, and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology.