Patrick J Davis

Patrick J Davis
Professor, College of Pharmacy

Phone: +1 512 471 1737, +1 512 475 9751

Pat Davis' current research efforts are focused in two areas:
(1) the impact of educational technology on teaching and
learning in the scientific component of the professional
(PharmD) curriculum; and (2) the use of computer modeling and
computational chemistry in predicting drug metabolism. The use
of technology is being explored to enhance student
understanding of the basic principles of drug metabolism,
including functional group recognition and identification of
relevant enzymes, reaction classifications and metabolic
products. Through the use of Flash? technology, he has
developed metabolic simulations for use by faculty in the
classroom and laboratory, and as individual tutorials for
students. His second research areas involves computer programs such as ComFA? (Comparative
Molecular Field Analysis).