Abby C. Collier Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo Street, BSB 320
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Telephone: 808 692-1613

University of Auckland Medical School, Auckland. N.Z. B.Sc., 1998 – Pharmacology
University of Auckland Medical School, Auckland. N.Z. Ph.D., 2003 – Pharmacology

Personal Statement
Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Collier received her B.Sc. in Pharmacology from the University of Auckland (1998) and her PhD in Pharmacology from the same institution in 2003. Dr. Collier teaches Pharmacology to undergraduate and graduate students as well as Clinical Pharmacology for medical students and was awarded the University of Hawaii Regent’s Medal for Teaching in 2011. Within Pharmacology, her sub-specialty is drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, primarily of the phase II (conjugation) enzymes, focused on pregnancy and pediatrics. A winner of the 2011 SimCYP award for Most Informative Report (“in recognition of scientific research that is leading the world in ADME, IVIVE, pharmacokinetics, modeling and simulation”), Dr. Collier uses a combination of wet laboratory work and in silico modeling to provide greater understanding of developmental pharmacology and improve drug/chemical safety. Dr. Collier’s research laboratory has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations since 2007. Along with her collaborators, she also performs research and publishes regularly in the fields of human and environmental toxicology and in endocrinology.