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John Kermode, PhD


Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Kermode grew up and received most of his education in England before moving to the US in 1983. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and his PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of London. Dr. Kermode then came to the US to conduct postdoctoral research in the Department of Pathology at the University of Connecticut Health Center and in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Vermont. He then served for three years as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia.

Prior to joining PCOM School of Pharmacy, Dr. Kermode served for more than 15 years on the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, rising from the rank of Assistant Professor to full Professor. Dr. Kermode has extensive experience of teaching pharmacology and biostatistics, as well as extensive research experience in the areas of receptors and signal transduction. His primary research focus is on signaling mechanisms in blood platelets and the role of such signaling in arterial thrombosis. His research on this topic has been funded by the American Heart Association, the National Science Foundation, and the American Health Assistance Foundation.

Dr. Kermode currently serves as both Secretary/Treasurer and Chair-Elect of the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology in the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Dr. Kermode's primary leisure interests include travel and landscape photography.