Wayne State University
Philip L. Pokorski Ph.D.

Philip L. Pokorski Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, P.A. Studies and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact

313-577-0015 (P.A. Studies); 313-577-3763 (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
pokorski@wayne.edu

Office location

EACPHS, Room 2116

Appointments

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Health Care Sciences and
Assistant Professor (clinical), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Degrees and Certifications

B.S., 1987, Chemistry

M.S., 1992, Medical Sciences/Pathology

Ph.D., 1997, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Toxicology

Certified Histologic Technician, 1987, American Board of Registry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Positions and Employment

2007-present, Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Care Sciencs & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202

1988-present, Forensic Histopathologist (Consulting), Macomb County Medical Examiner's Office, Mt. Clemens, MI

2006-present, Forensic Histopathologist (Consulting), St. Clair County Medical Examiner's Office, Port Huron, MI 48060

2004-2007, Instructional Assistant, Health Care Sciencs & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202

1998-2008, Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, 48128

Postdoctoral Associate (Nov. 1997 to Dec. 1998) - Institute of Chemical Toxicology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48201under the supervision of Prof. Joel G. Pounds.

Postdoctoral Associate (Jan 1999 to Dec 1999) - Institute of Chemical Toxicology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48201, under the supervision of Prof. Mary O. Dereski.

 

Awards and Honors

Pre-Doctoral Student Award for Meritorious Research in Toxicology - Metals Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology-1997

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American Board of Forensic Examiners

Associate Member, American Society of Clinical Pathologists

Member, American Association for Advancement of Sciences

 

Primary Research Interest

Polypharmacy pharmacokinetics/toxicology

Recent Publications

  1. WJ Lindblad, RS Rees, PL Pokorski: Effect of cell density and hydrogen peroxide on vascular endothelial growth factor expression by human keratinocytes cultured on microcarrier beads. FASEB Journal, 21:710.4, 2007
  2. JG Pounds, PL Pokorski, DG Chen, M Mumtaz: Target Organ Variability in the Toxicity of Chemical Mixtures. The Toxicologist,54;2000.
  3. PL Pokorski, MJ McCabe, JG Pounds: Lead Inhibits meso-2,3-Dimercaptosuccinic Acid Induced Calcium Transients in Cultured Rhesus Monkey Kidney Cells. Toxicology, 134;19-26,1999.
  4. PL Pokorski, MJ McCabe, JG Pounds: DMSA Induces Calcium Transients in Cultured Rhesus Monkey Kidney Cells. Toxicology,138;81-91, 1999.
  5. PL Pokorski, MJ McCabe, JG Pounds: Lead exposure Inhibits DMSA and ATP-Induced Calcium Transients in Cultured Rhesus Monkey Kidney Cells. The Toxicologist, 42;1998.
  6. PL Pokorski: Lead Toxicity and Pharmacodynamic Properties of Dimercaptosuccinic Acid in Renal Proximal Tubular Cells.1997-Doctoral Thesis
  7. PL Pokorski, MJ McCabe, JG Pounds: Effects of DMSA on intracellular calcium mobilization in cultured Rhesus monkey kidney cells in the presence and absence of lead. The Toxicologist 36;1997.
  8. PL Pokorski, JG Pounds: Lead impairs the metabolism of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol in cultured Rhesus monkey cells. The Toxicologist, 30;1996.

Research Connect link

https://researchconnect.wayne.edu/en/persons/philip-pokorski

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