Roy Gerona, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences|
Varies CA 00000
|University of the Philippines||BS Chemistry||1990||Institute of Chemistry|
|University of the Philippines||MS Biochemistry||1998||Institute of Chemistry|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||PhD Biochemistry||2008||Department of Biochemistry|
|University of California San Francisco||Post-Doctoral Fellowship- Clinical Chemistry ||2011||Department of Laboratory Medicine|
My research focus is on the development of mass spectrometric techniques and their application to environmental biomonitoring, clinical toxicology, and therapeutic drug monitoring in HIV/AIDS patients. My laboratory primarily serves as an analytical core to the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) as well as other biomonitoring groups within UCSF and other universities and research institutions in the United States and Europe. Under this capacity, my laboratory is pioneering the application of high resolution mass spectrometry to the general unknown screening of environmental chemicals in biological matrices. In working with various biomonitoring groups, my laboratory has also continuously developed innovative and sensitive liquid chromatography- mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods for measuring environmental chemicals (e.g. environmental phenols such as BPA, BPS and triclosan; phthalate metabolites; perfluorinated compounds; and, flame retardants) in a variety of biological matrices including serum, urine, amniotic fluid, placenta, hair, and various other human tissues.
My laboratory also specializes in the analysis of designer drugs using high resolution and tandem mass spectrometry to aid Poison Centers, Medical Examiner’s Offices, and various government agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and the National Transportation Safety Board in tracking down synthetic drug intoxications and epidemics. More recently, I have also started working with the Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital to develop LC-MS methods for hair antiretroviral and TB drug monitoring in HIV/AIDS and related studies.
Mass spectrometry, High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, General unknown screening, Environmental biomonitoring, Environmental health, Endocrine disruptors, Maternal-fetal toxin transport, Analytical Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology, Designer drugs, Synthetic cannabinoids, Synthetic cathinones, HIV/AIDS Therapeutic drug monitoring, Hair antiretroviral analysis, Hair TB drug analysis
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