Dr. Alicia Pate received her PhD in Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences from Saint Louis University, where her research focused on the role of neuropeptides in cardiovascular and endocrine physiology, particularly in relation to the stress response. Her recent research, done in conjunction with Saint Louis University researchers, focuses on sex-specific cardiovascular and endocrine physiology, and an article she co-authored was recognized by the American Journal of Physiology as one among its Best Research Articles.
Prior to joining the MD faculty at Ponce Health Sciences University, she has taught at Saint Louis University, McKendree University, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. In addition, she has worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a publication manager for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, with a focus on abuse deterrent formulations of opioid medications. She will be teaching courses in medical anatomy and physiology.