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Larisa Cavallari - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Larisa Cavallari Larisa Cavallari

Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Larisa Cavallari's research involves discovery and clinical translation of genetic variants related to drug response.


Larisa Cavallari is a professor and the Debbie DeSantis Term Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research. She serves as director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine and director of the UF Health Precision Medicine Program. Larisa's research involves discovery and clinical translation of genetic variants related to drug response.

Areas of Expertise (2)


Precision Medicine

Media Appearances (3)

UF researchers awarded $3.5 million grant to study outcomes using genetic information to guide blood thinning therapy

UF Health  online


Researchers at the University of Florida have received a $3.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, or NHLBI, to study the effect of using genetic information to guide therapy after an angioplasty heart procedure to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

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Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

Health IT Analytics  online


From tailored therapies based on precision medicine techniques to individualized chronic disease management and mental healthcare, personalization is becoming a major focus for clinical analytics experts looking to maximize positive outcomes.

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‘Personalized medicine’ drives better outcomes for certain heart patients

The Business Report  online


In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found that a quick genetic test can tell doctors early on whether a crucial anti-clotting drug will work, they reported today (Nov. 9) at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Orlando.

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Articles (2)

Changing from mandatory to optional genotyping results in higher acceptance of pharmacist-guided warfarin dosing

Future Medicine

Ashwini Zolekar, et al.


We evaluated the clinical acceptance and feasibility of a pharmacist-guided personalized consult service following its transition from a mandatory (mPGx) to optional (oPGx) CYP2C9/VKORC1/CYP4F2 genotyping for warfarin.

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Genetic polymorphisms in ADRB2 and ADRB1 are associated with differential survival in heart failure patients taking β-blockers

The Pharmacogenomics Journal

Leonardo A. Guerra, et al.


Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been associated with differential beta-blocker (BB) effects on heart rate, blood pressure, and left ventricular ejection fraction in various patient populations. This study aimed to determine if SNPs previously associated with BB response are also associated with differential survival in heart failure (HF) patients receiving BBs.

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  • English