Linda Connelly, Ph.D.
Linda Connelly received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow, where she graduated at the top of the class and was awarded the Davidson Prize for Biochemistry. Her undergraduate program included work placement experience at Merck, Sharp and Dohme's Neuroscience Research Center in Harlow, UK. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research at University College London, UK. Following completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Connelly was awarded an International Travelling Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust which she completed at the University of California Los Angeles and University College London, UK. Dr. Connelly completed further Post-Doctoral training in the Department of Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and was later promoted to Research Instructor. In June 2009 Dr. Connelly joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UH Hilo and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2015. In October 2016 Dr. Connelly was elected to serve as the Department Chair for Pharmaceutical Sciences.