Craig K. Svensson, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy Phone: 765-494-1368
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Specialization: Idiosyncratic drug reactions
Education1981 Pharm.D. (Clinical Pharmacy); University of Maryland
1984 Ph.D. (Pharmaceutics); State University of New York at Buffalo
1984-85 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Pharmacokinetics); State University of New York at Buffalo
Research: Idiosyncratic drug reactions
Dr. Svensson's research interests have primarily focused on understanding the mechanism of idiosyncratic drug reactions, with a particular emphasis on cutaneous drug reactions. His laboratory has examined the role of altered metabolism in AIDS patients as a predisposing factor for these reactions in this highly susceptible population. Dr. Svensson's laboratory has also examined the role of metabolic and immunologic events in the skin in precipitating the cutaneous drug reactions observed with sulfonamide antimicrobial agents. With his administrative responsibilities as Dean, he is no longer directing a research program.
Svensson CK. Biotransformation of drugs in human skin. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 37:247-253, 2009.
Svensson CK: Drug Eruptions, In: Gaspari AA, Tyring SK (eds), Clinical Immunodermatology, Springer Verlag, London, pp. 263-276, 2008.
Roychowdhury S, Cram AE, Aly A, Svensson CK. Detection of haptenated proteins in organotypic human skin explant cultures exposed to dapsone. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 35:1463-1465, 2007.
Roychowdhury S, Vyas PM, Svensson CK. Formation and uptake of arylhydroxylamine-haptenated proteins in human dendritic cells. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 35:676-681, 2007.
Khan FD, Vyas PM, Gaspari AA, Svensson CK. Effect of arylhydroxylamine metabolites of sulfamethoxazole and dapsone on stress signal expression in human keratinocytes. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 323:771-777, 2007.
Vyas PM, Roychowdhury S, Khan FD, Prisinzano TE, Lamba J, Schuetz EG, Blaisdell J, Goldstein JA, Munson KL, Hines RN, Svensson CK. Enzyme-mediated protein haptenation of dapsone and sulfamethoxazole in human keratinocytes. 1. Expression and role of cytochromes P450. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 319:488-496, 2006.
Vyas PM, Roychowdhury S, Koukouritaki SB, Hines RN, Krueger SK, Williams DE, Svensson CK. Enzyme-mediated protein haptenation of dapsone and sulfamethoxazole in human keratinocytes. 2. Expression and role of flavin monooxygenase and peroxidases. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 319:497-505, 2006.
Panuganti SD, Khan FD, Svensson CK. Enhanced xenobiotic-induced hepatotoxicity and Kupffer cell activation by restraint-induced stress. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics 318:26-34, 2006.
Khan FD, Roychowdhury S, Svensson CK. Immune response to xenobiotics in the skin: from contact sensitivity to drug allergy. Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology 2:261-272, 2006.
Khan FD, Roychowdhury S, Nemes R, Vyas PM, Woster PM, Svensson CK. Effect of pro-inflammatory cytokines on the toxicity of the arylhydroxylamine metabolites of sulfamethoxazole and dapsone in normal and human keratinocytes. Toxicology 318:90-99, 2006.
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