Philip L. Pokorski Ph.D.

Philip L. Pokorski Ph.D.

Title

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Department

Physician Assistant Studies and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 2116

Phone

313-577-0015 (P.A. Studies); 313-577-3763 (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Email

pokorski@wayne.edu

Philip L. Pokorski Ph.D.

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, Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Health Care Sciences & 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 Sciences & 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.