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Melanie S. Joy, PharmD, PhD, FCCP, FASN

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Director of Pharmaceutical Science Innovation and Commercialization

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Mailing Address:

The University of Colorado
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mail Stop C238, Room V20-4108
12850 E. Montview Blvd
Aurora, CO 80045

Lab Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
Fourth Floor
Room 4410D, E, S

Kidney Disease Pharmacology Lab: Drugs, Biologics, Delivery & Devices


Voice - 303-724-7416
Lab – 303-724-7444


  • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
  • Associate Member, University of Colorado, Cancer Center
  • Center for Translational Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics
  • Co-Founder/Scientific Advisor, Katharos, Inc.

Training and Education:

  • PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences - Molecular Pharmaceutics) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • PharmD, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • BS Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Magna Cum Laude)

Other Training:

  • Genomics in Renal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2015
  • Workshop on Phoenix NLME, Aurora, CO, 2015
  • NIH Pharmacokinetics Course and SAM Training, Aurora, CO, 2015
  • Workshop on Phoenix for WinNonlin (v. 6.3), Aurora, CO, 2013
  • Hands-on Experience with Model-Based Drug Development: Incorporating population variability into mechanistic prediction of PK and modeling PK-PD (Simcyp), Princeton, NJ, 2013
  • Workshop on Population Pharmacokinetic Data Analysis Using NONMEM, Buffalo, NY, 2008
  • Workshop on Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Modeling, Buffalo, NY, 2008
  • A Short Course in Integrative & Organ Systems Pharmacology 2005

Research/Clinical Interests:

  • In Vivo and In Vitro Drug Metabolism and Transport in Kidney
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics
  • Discovery and Translation of Novel Treatment Approaches to Kidney Diseases



  • TXCL 7323 Environmental and Target Organ Toxicology
  • PHSC/TXCL 7330 Development of Drugs and Biologics
  • PHSC/TXCL 7452 Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology/PHRD 7801 Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
  • PHSC/TXCL 7665 Pharmacokinetic Principles and Applications
  • Research Rotations


  • PHRD 5935 - Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • PHRD 6015 - Pharmacokinetics
  • PHRD 6915 - Seminar Research
  • PHRD 7200/7250 - PharmD Seminar
  • Research Rotations

Recent Publications