Faculty Member Profile
Abby C. CollierPhD
Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Collier received her BSc in pharmacology from the University of Auckland in 1998 and her PhD in pharmacology from the same institution in 2003. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Chris Pritsos at the University of Nevada, Dr. Collier was an assistant professor, then associate professor at the University of Hawaii Medical School from 2006 to 2013. A member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC since 2013, Dr. Collier teaches pharmacology to undergraduate, graduate, pharmacy and medical students and maintains an active and well-funded research lab.
Dr. Collier's sub-specialty is drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, primarily the phase II (conjugation) enzymes, with a strong focus on pregnancy and pediatrics. A winner of the 2011 SimCYP Consortium Award for Most Informative Report ("in recognition of scientific research that is leading the field 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. Along with her collaborators, she also performs research and publishes regularly in the fields of human and environmental toxicology and endocrinology.