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Biographical Sketch: Richard Okita, Ph.D.

Dr. Okita
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Richard Okita, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, where he administers grants in the areas of drug metabolism and transport, drug-induced toxicology and drug delivery. He also manages the Institute’s pharmacology and clinical pharmacology training grants as well as predoctoral fellowship and career development awards. Prior to joining NIGMS, Okita was a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Washington State University. He earned a B.A. in bacteriology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in biochemical pharmacology from the University of Southern California. Okita conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas.

To contact Richard Okita, send e-mail to or call 301-594-3827.

This page last reviewed on September 08, 2014