Dr. Dennis GoreckiProfessor Emeritus
Dr. Gorecki joined the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition in 1978 as Director of the Pharmaceutical Research and Analysis Laboratory. He was appointed to the faculty as Associate Professor of Pharmacy in 1982 and became Dean of the College in 1998. He completed his second term as Dean in August 2009.
Dr. Gorecki is particularly interested in pharmacopeial standards and has served for many years on expert committees of the United States Pharmacopeia, an agency principally involved in developing standards for drugs and drug products.
Dr. Gorecki teaches in courses related to pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical analysis.
Courses related to Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Analysis.
Pharmaceutical and quality control analysis; pharmacopeial standards of drugs and dietary supplements; analysis of herbal and other natural plant products; and biopharmaceutical analysis.
Dr. Gorecki was Director of the Pharmaceutical Research and Analysis Laboratory, located in the College, for many years. PRAL analyzed drugs and related substances in pharmaceutical dosage forms, raw materials, natural health products and biological fluids. Particular emphasis was placed on analytical method development and evaluation especially for techniques that may be employed in official pharmacopeias, quality control testing and drug disposition studies.
Recent studies have involved chemical and biological properties of medicinal plant polygala senega L.; nutraceutical potential of brassica sprout extracts; disposition of teletamine and zolazepam in the polar bear; effects of deficiencies of zinc and taurine on prenatal and postnatal development of the retina; zinc-taurine interaction in fetal development; and analytical method development: drugs and related compounds in raw material and dosage forms.
H.A. Semple, D.K.J. Gorecki, S.D. Farley and M.A. Ramsay, 2000. Pharmacokinetics and Tissue Residues of Telazol in Free-Ranging Polar Bears, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 34(4), 653-662.
P.G. Paterson, B.H. Grahn, K.T. Gottschall-Pass, D.K.J. Gorecki and H.A. Semple, 1999. Postnatal Deficiencies of Zinc and Taurine Alter Electroretinograms, Oscillatory Potentials and Light, and Transmitting Electron Microscopy of the Rat Retina, Nutritional Neuroscience, 2, 175,189.
K.T. Gottschall-Pass, B.H. Grahn, D.K.J. Gorecki and P.G. Paterson, 1997. Oscillatory Potential and Light Microscopic Changes Demonstrate an Interaction between Zinc and Taurine in the Developing Rat Retina, Journal of Nutrition, 127, 1206.
P.M. Lacroix, N.M. Curran, W.W. Sy, D.K.J. Gorecki, P. Thibault and P.K.S. Blay, 1994. Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Amiodarone Hydrochloride and Related Compounds in Raw Materials and Tablets, Journal of AOAC International, 77, 1447.
Research Category Key Words:
Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacopeia