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Molecular Pharmacology Highlighted Trainee Author, March 2019

February 04, 2019

Kodye AbbottKodye Abbott is the Molecular Pharmacology Highlighted Trainee Author for the March 2019 issue. Kodye is a pre-doctoral student with the Biomedical Sciences program, Auburn University. His mentor is Satyanarayana Pondugula. The Molecular Pharmacology article that earned his selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Belinostat, at Its Clinically Relevant Concentrations, Inhibits Rifampicin Induced CYP3A4 and MDR1 Gene Expression” and is available at

Kodye’s areas of research are drug discovery, adverse drug interactions, and chemoresistance.  He is interested in identifying clinical drugs that can be repurposed to overcome pregnane X receptor (PXR)-mediated chemoresistance.

The anticipated impact of his current research is the potential to overcome PXR agonist-induced chemoresistance during combination chemotherapy in some cancer cases. 

When not in the lab, Kodye enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, weight training, and distance running.

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