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    Roy Gerona, PhD

    TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentLaboratory Medicine
    Address513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci
    San Francisco CA 94143

       Education and Training
      University of the PhilippinesBS ChemistryInstitute of Chemistry1990
      University of the PhilippinesMS BiochemistryInstitute of Chemistry1998
      University of Wisconsin, MadisonPhD BiochemistryDepartment of Biochemistry2008
      University of California San FranciscoPost-Doctoral Fellowship- Clinical Chemistry Department of Laboratory Medicine2011

      Mass spectrometry, Analytical Toxicology, Designer drugs analysis, Environmental biomonitoring, Environmental health, Endocrine disruptors, HIV/AIDS antiretroviral therapy adherence, Hair antiretroviral analysis

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      1. Cohen PA, Bloszies C, Yee C, Gerona R. An amphetamine isomer whose efficacy and safety in humans has never been studied, ß-methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), is found in multiple dietary supplements. Drug Test Anal. 2015 Apr 7.
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      2. Chenoweth JA, Gerona RR, Ford JB, Sutter ME, Rose JS, Albertson TE, Clarke SO, Owen KP. Altered Mental Status and End Organ Damage Associated with the use of Gacyclidine: A Case Series. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Mar; 11(1):115-20.
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      3. Schwartz MD, Trecki J, Edison LA, Steck AR, Arnold JK, Gerona RR. A Common Source Outbreak of Severe Delirium Associated with Exposure to the Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid ADB-PINACA. J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb 25.
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      4. O'Connell CW, Gerona RR, Friesen MW, Ly BT. Internet-purchased ibogaine toxicity confirmed with serum, urine, and product content levels. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Dec 23.
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      5. Cooks T, Davis TK, Hu J, Metheny R, Schwartz M, Gerona R. "Smoking" guns: Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014 Oct 21.
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      6. Cooks T, Davis TK, Hu J, Metheny R, Schwartz M, Gerona R. "Smoking" guns: Questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014 Oct 21.
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      7. Spiller HA, Russell JL, Casavant MJ, Ho RY, Gerona RR. Identification of N-Hydroxy-para-aminobenzoic acid in a cyanotic child after benzocaine exposure. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Nov; 52(9):976-9.
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      8. Buser GL, Gerona RR, Horowitz BZ, Vian KP, Troxell ML, Hendrickson RG, Houghton DC, Rozansky D, Su SW, Leman RF. Acute kidney injury associated with smoking synthetic cannabinoid. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Aug; 52(7):664-73.
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      9. Schneir A, Ly BT, Casagrande K, Darracq M, Offerman SR, Thornton S, Smollin C, Vohra R, Rangun C, Tomaszewski C, Gerona RR. Comprehensive analysis of "bath salts" purchased from California stores and the internet. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Aug; 52(7):651-8.
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      10. MacIsaac JK, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Apatira L, Friesen MW, Coppolino M, Janssen S. Health care worker exposures to the antibacterial agent triclosan. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Aug; 56(8):834-9.
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      11. Lo JC, Gerona RR. A case of rivaroxaban associated intracranial hemorrhage. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 15(4):375-7.
        View in: PubMed PMC4100836
      12. Gugelmann H, Gerona R, Li C, Tsutaoka B, Olson KR, Lung D. 'Crazy Monkey' poisons man and dog: Human and canine seizures due to PB-22, a novel synthetic cannabinoid. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Jul; 52(6):635-8.
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      13. Hunt PA, VandeVoort C, Woodruff T, Gerona R. Invalid Controls Undermine Conclusions of FDA Studies. Toxicol Sci. 2014 Jun 3.
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      14. Armenian P, Gerona RR. The electric Kool-Aid NBOMe test: LC-TOF/MS confirmed 2C-C-NBOMe (25C) intoxication at Burning Man. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov; 32(11):1444.e3-5.
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      15. Vandenberg LN, Gerona RR, Kannan K, Taylor JA, van Breemen RB, Dickenson CA, Liao C, Yuan Y, Newbold RR, Padmanabhan V, Vom Saal FS, Woodruff TJ. A round robin approach to the analysis of bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood samples. Environ Health. 2014; 13(1):25.
        View in: PubMed PMC4066311
      16. Drenzek C, Geller R, Steck A, Arnold J, Lopez G, Gerona R, Edison L. Notes from the Field: Severe Illness Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use — Brunswick, Georgia, 2013. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2013; 62(46):939.
      17. Gerona RR, Woodruff TJ, Dickenson CA, Pan J, Schwartz JM, Sen S, Friesen MW, Fujimoto VY, Hunt PA. Bisphenol-A (BPA), BPA glucuronide, and BPA sulfate in midgestation umbilical cord serum in a northern and central California population. Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Nov 5; 47(21):12477-85.
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      18. Lung DD, Scott BJ, Wu AH, Gerona RR. Prolonged ventilatory failure and flaccid quadriparesis after ingestion of poison hemlock. Muscle Nerve. 2013 Nov; 48(5):823-7.
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      19. Lung DD, Wu AH, Gerona RR. Cardiotoxicity in a citalopram and olanzapine overdose. J Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 45(4):554-8.
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      20. Cantrell L, Suchard J, Gerona R. Comment regarding the stability of active ingredients in long-expired prescription medications--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 10; 173(11):1035.
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      21. Alhadi S, Tiwari A, Vohra R, Gerona R, Acharya J, Bilello K. High times, low sats: diffuse pulmonary infiltrates associated with chronic synthetic cannabinoid use. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Jun; 9(2):199-206.
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      22. Thornton SL, Wood C, Friesen MW, Gerona RR. Synthetic cannabinoid use associated with acute kidney injury. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Mar; 51(3):189-90.
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      23. Murphy T, Van Houten C, Gerona RR, Moran J, Kirschner R, Marraffa J, Stork CM, Birkhead G, Newman A, Hendrickson R, Horowitz Z, Vian K, Lehman R, Thornton S, Wood C, Myers S, Orr E, Devlin J, Schwartz M. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use — Multiple States, 2012. 2013; 62(6):93-98.
      24. Coralic Z, Lenhoff T, Kanzaria HK, Gerona R. A 120-hour case of priapism from an over-the-counter herbal supplement. Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Feb; 47(2):289-90.
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      25. Cantrell L, Suchard JR, Wu A, Gerona RR. Stability of active ingredients in long-expired prescription medications. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 26; 172(21):1685-7.
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      26. Thornton SL, Lo J, Clark RF, Wu AH, Gerona RR. Simultaneous detection of multiple designer drugs in serum, urine, and CSF in a patient with prolonged psychosis. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Dec; 50(10):1165-8.
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      27. Gerona RR, Wu AH. Bath salts. Clin Lab Med. 2012 Sep; 32(3):415-27.
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      28. Thornton SL, Gerona RR, Tomaszewski CA. Psychosis from a bath salt product containing flephedrone and MDPV with serum, urine, and product quantification. J Med Toxicol. 2012 Sep; 8(3):310-3.
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      29. Wu AH, Gerona R, Armenian P, French D, Petrie M, Lynch KL. Role of liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HR/MS) in clinical toxicology. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Sep; 50(8):733-42.
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      30. Diffley M, Armenian P, Gerona R, Reinhartz O, Avasarala K. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia found in an adolescent after a methylenedioxymethamphetamine and marijuana-induced cardiac arrest. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul; 40(7):2223-6.
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      31. Wu AH, Lorizio W, Tchu S, Lynch K, Gerona R, Ji W, Ruan W, Ruddy KJ, Desantis SD, Burstein HJ, Ziv E. Estimation of tamoxifen metabolite concentrations in the blood of breast cancer patients through CYP2D6 genotype activity score. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jun; 133(2):677-83.
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      32. Armenian P, Mamantov TM, Tsutaoka BT, Gerona RR, Silman EF, Wu AH, Olson KR. Multiple MDMA (Ecstasy) overdoses at a rave event: a case series. J Intensive Care Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):252-8.
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      33. Armenian P, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Wu AH, Mookherjee S. 5-oxoprolinemia causing elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis in the setting of acetaminophen use. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 43(1):54-7.
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      34. Lung DD, Gerona RR, Wu AH, Smollin CG. Confirmed glyburide poisoning from ingestion of "street Valium". J Emerg Med. 2012 Aug; 43(2):276-8.
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      35. Lynch KL, Gerona RR, Kielar DM, Martens S, McMahon HT, Martin TF. Synaptotagmin-1 utilizes membrane bending and SNARE binding to drive fusion pore expansion. Mol Biol Cell. 2008 Dec; 19(12):5093-103.
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      36. Lynch KL, Gerona RR, Larsen EC, Marcia RF, Mitchell JC, Martin TF. Synaptotagmin C2A loop 2 mediates Ca2+-dependent SNARE interactions essential for Ca2+-triggered vesicle exocytosis. Mol Biol Cell. 2007 Dec; 18(12):4957-68.
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      37. Waselle L, Gerona RR, Vitale N, Martin TF, Bader MF, Regazzi R. Role of phosphoinositide signaling in the control of insulin exocytosis. Mol Endocrinol. 2005 Dec; 19(12):3097-106.
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      38. Grishanin RN, Kowalchyk JA, Klenchin VA, Ann K, Earles CA, Chapman ER, Gerona RR, Martin TF. CAPS acts at a prefusion step in dense-core vesicle exocytosis as a PIP2 binding protein. Neuron. 2004 Aug 19; 43(4):551-62.
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      39. Gerona RR, Larsen EC, Kowalchyk JA, Martin TF. The C terminus of SNAP25 is essential for Ca(2+)-dependent binding of synaptotagmin to SNARE complexes. J Biol Chem. 2000 Mar 3; 275(9):6328-36.
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