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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Lee T. Todd, Jr., Building, Suite 285

Dr. Ashlan J. Kunz Coyne is an infectious diseases pharmacy specialist with expertise in antimicrobial pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) models to optimize conventional and novel therapeutic regimens against multidrug-resistant bacteria for improved health outcomes.

Kunz Coyne received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. She then pursued post-graduate training at UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, by completing an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited acute care pharmacy practice residency, followed by a specialty practice residency in infectious diseases. Upon completion of her residency, she maintained her interest in infectious diseases and pursued an American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) peer-reviewed PK/PD and health outcomes pharmacotherapy postdoctoral research fellowship at Wayne State University under the mentorship of Michael J. Rybak, while concurrently completing her Masters in Public Health. Kunz Coyne is a distinguished recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) LRP award, which aims to retain highly qualified health professionals in research careers.   



  • Precision antimicrobial PK/PD targets
  • Time-course therapeutic infection models
  • Multiomics


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Florida
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UF Health Jacksonville
  • PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Practice Residency, UF Health Jacksonville
  • Master of Public Health, Wayne State University


We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.