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Program: PhD
Track: Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
Advisor: Christian Fernandez, PhD

Keito Hoshitsuki is a first year graduate student and AFPE fellow in the Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist track at PittPharmacy in the laboratory of faculty member Christian A. Fernandez, PhD. He also holds an academic appointment as a Graduate Student Researcher with the Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence. Hoshitsuki received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy with Areas of Concentration in Research and Pediatrics (2017) and completed PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Children’s Minnesota (2018) and PGY2 specialty residency in Clinical Pharmacogenomics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (2019). His clinical/translational research and practice areas of interest include pharmacogenomics and mechanisms of immune-mediated adverse drug reactions, particularly in the pediatric and hematology/oncology patient populations.

Immune-mediated adverse drug reactions and pharmacogenomics

Suiter CC, Moriyama T, Matreyek KA, Yang W, Scaletti ER, Nishii R, Yang W, Hoshitsuki K, Singh M, Trehan A, Parish C, Smith CA, Bhojwani D, Yuen L, Chi-kong Li C, Li C, Yang Y, Walker GJ, Goodhand JR, Kennedy NA, Klussmann FA, Bhatia S, Relling MV, Kato M, Hori H, Bhatia P, Ahmad T, Yoeh AE, Stenmark P, Fowler DM, Yang JJ. Massive parallel variant characterization identifies NUDT15 alleles associated with thiopurine toxicity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 24]. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Hoshitsuki K, Crews KR, Yang W, Smith CA, Hankins JS, Turner AJ, Broeckel U, McMillin GA, Relling MV, Haidar CE. Challenges in clinical implementation of CYP2D6 genotyping: choice of variants to test affects phenotype determination. Genet Med. 2020;22(1):232–233.

Hoshitsuki K, Molinelli AR, Inaba H, Rubnitz JE, Barker, PJ. Case of metabolic acidosis in a pediatric patient with leukemia and fungal infection. Clinical Chemistry. In press.

Jha RM, Molyneaux BJ, Jackson T, Wallisch J, Poloyac S, Vagni V, Janesko-Feldman KL, Hoshitsuki K, Minnigh MB, Kochanek PM. Glibenclamide produces region-dependent effects on cerebral edema in a combined injury model of traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock in mice. J. Neurotrauma. 2018;35(17):2125-35.

Fuhrman D, Crowley K, Vetterly C, Hoshitsuki K, Koval A, Carcillo J. Medication use as a contributor to fluid overload in the PICU: A Prospective Observational Study. J Pediatr Intensive Care. 2018;7(2):69-74.

Moriyama T, Nishii R, Perez-Andreu 1, Yang W, Klussmann FA, Zhao X, Lin TN, Hoshitsuki K, Nersting J, Kihira K, Hofmann U, Komada Y, Kato M, McCorkle R, Li L, Koh K, Najera CR, Kham SK, Isobe T, Chen Z, Chiew EK, Bhojwani D, Jeffries C, Lu Y, Schwab M, Inaba H, Pui CH, Relling MV, Manabe A, Hori H, Schmiegelow K, Yeoh AE, Evans WE, Yang JJ. NUDT15 polymorphisms alter thiopurine metabolism and hematopoietic toxicity. Nat Genet. 2016;48(4):367-73.

Graduate Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2019-2020 Rho Chi – AFPE First Year Graduate Fellowship

Doctor of Pharmacy Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2017 Lilly Achievement Award
2016 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Bessie Black Kobrin Endowed Fund Scholarship
2015 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Louis Weinberger Endowed Fund Scholarship
2015 The Rho Chi Society Alpha Omicron Chapter Inductee
2014, 2015 University of Pittsburgh University Scholar
2014 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy F. Gary Haberle Scholarship
2013 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Reif-Kelly Student Resource Fund Award
2011 – 2015 University of Pittsburgh Full Tuition Honors Scholarship

2011 – 2015 National Merit Scholarship Corporation – Corporate Sponsored Scholarship
2011 – 2013 Stanley Black & Decker Scholarship

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