Pharmacology and Toxicology - Students

Valentina Fokina, BS

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Mahmoud Ahmed, Ph.D.

Valentina was born and grew up in Novosibirsk, Russia. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences at Novosibirsk State University. After several years as a research assistant at UTMB, Valentina joined the Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate program in 2011. Valentina is currently working under Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed, studying whether bupropion is a safe and effective therapy for smoking cessation during pregnancy.

In her free time Valentina enjoys attending art galleries and theater performances.