Dr. Kari Hoyt named Kimberly Professor in Pharmacy


July 16, 2021

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Kari R. Hoyt, PhD, was recently selected as The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy’s Kimberly Professor of Pharmacy, pending approval by the Ohio State Board of Trustees. Dr. Hoyt’s appointment will be effective from Sept. 1, 2021-Aug. 31, 2024. 

The Kimberly Professorship in Pharmacy serves as an honor and reward to an existing full professor in the College of Pharmacy for outstanding scholarly activity and carries a stipend for a three-year period. The criterion for the appointment is scholarship, defined as engagement in advanced study with the acquirement of expert knowledge in a special field.  

“We are incredibly pleased to have Dr. Hoyt assume this important professorship at the College of Pharmacy,” said Henry J. Mann, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, dean and professor at Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy. “Dr. Hoyt is a valued member of both our college and the university, serving as a university senator and on the University Faculty Council since 2016.”

Dr. Hoyt’s research focuses on pre-clinical target identification for the pharmacologic treatment of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders with a focus on chronotherapeutic target development. High-resolution fluorescence microscopy and high-content analysis of live neurons are utilized in her work, which is related specifically to desynchronization of cortico-limbic circadian rhythms in Alzheimer’s Disease in addition to the investigation of MAPK signaling.

Dr. Hoyt currently serves as a professor in the college’s Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology, a faculty member in the neurosciences graduate program and is an affiliate member of the college’s Division of Outcomes and Translational Sciences. In her time at the college she has served as interim chair of the Division of Pharmacology and was a 2019 recipient of the Dean’s Innovation Award.

Prior to joining Ohio State, Dr. Hoyt received a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She then conducted postdoctoral training at both the University of Pittsburgh and the Ohio State Department of Neurology.