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Larry J. Kricka, DPhil

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6575

Email: KRICKA@MAIL.MED.UPENN.EDU

Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine

Research Expertise

Microminiaturization
Chemiluminescence;
Immunoassay;
Bioluminescence;
Diagnostics.

Education

B.A. (Chemistry w/honors), York University, York, UK, 1968
D.Phil. (Chemistry), University of York, UK, 1971

Specialty Certification

Royal College of Pathologists (UK),

Postgraduate Training

Research Assistant, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK, 1971-1973
Medical Research Council Traveling Fellow, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1981-1982

Awards and Honors

Whinfield Essay Prize (York University, York, UK), 1966
Kathleen Mary Stott Research Prize (York University, York, UK), 1970
SAC Silver Medal (Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK), 1981
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London, UK), 1983
British Technology Group Academic Enterprise Competition (Joint 2nd), 1985
Department of Trade and Industry, Industry Year Award for Technology Transfer (commendation) (DTI, London, UK), 1986
Prince of Wales Award for Innovation and Production (citation), 1989
Queens Award for Technological Achievement (jointly with colleagues from the Wolfson Research Laboratories and Amersham International), 1990
Rank Prize for Opto-Electronics (Jointly with colleagues from the Wolfson Research Laboratories)(Rank Prize Funds, London, UK), 1991
Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, 1991
Voted one of "66 Philadelphians Changing the Face of America", Philadelphia Magazine (November 1993), 1993
Certificate of Honor, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, New Jersey Section, 1995
Kubasik Lecture Award, Upstate New York Section, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 1997
AACC Award, Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research, 1998
Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, 2000
Reimer Award, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Capital Section, 2000
Outstanding Speaker Award, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 2002
Outstanding Speaker Award, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 2005
Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2006
Ullman Award, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2006
Royal Society of Chemistry, Chartered Scientist, 2007
International Powerlifting Association, Pennsylvania records @198 lbs, age 60-64, Raw Amateur for squat, bench press, deadlift, and total; World Records for bench press, deadlift, and total., 2010
"Inspiring Minds" Clinical Chemistry Nov 2010, 56:11, 1772-74. Biography of Larry Kricka., 2010
AACC Advancing the Profession Award, in recognition of the Clinical Analyzer Archive., 2012

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Royal Society of Chemistry, Chartered Scientist, 2007 - Present
International Powerlifting Association, 2010 - 2012
Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research,, 2012 - Present
Association of Clinical Biochemists, - Present
American Association for Clinical Chemistry, - Present
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, - Present
Royal Society of Chemistry, - Present
Royal College of Pathologists, - Present

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Selected Publications

Proceedings: 13th Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence Symposium

Kricka L.J., Stanley P.E., Shanghai, PR China, 2006

Fifty years of molecular (DNA/RNA) diagnostics.

Gingeras T.R., Higuchi R., Kricka L.J., Lo D.Y.M., Clinical Chemistry. 51(): 661-667, 2005, PMID:15650028

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Future perspectives on nucleic acid testing.

Kricka L.J., Fortina P., DNA and RNA testing for human disease monitoring., 2005

Increased amplification efficiency of microchip-based PCR by dynamic surface passivation.

Lou JL, Panaro NJ, Wilding P, Fortina P, Kricka LJ., Biotechniques 36(): 248-252, 2004, PMID:14989089

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Surface effects on PCR reactions in multichip microfluidic platforms.

Panaro NJ, Lou XJ, Fortina P, Kricka LJ, and Wilding P., Biomedical Microdevices 6(): 75-80, 2004, PMID:15307448

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Mutation detection using ligase chain reaction in passivated silicon-glass microchips and microchip capillary electrophoresis.

Lou JL, Panaro NJ, Wilding P, Fortina P, Kricka LJ, Biotechniques 37(): 392-398, 2004, PMID:15470893

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Luminescence Literature - Time resolved fluorescence 1999-2000

Kricka L.J., Stanley P.E., Luminescence 19(): 43-59, 2004

Luminescence Literature - Sonoluminescence and electrochemiluminescence 1999-2002

Kricka L.J., Stanley P.E., Luminescence 19(): 116-127, 2004

Luminescence Literature - Green fluorescent protein

Kricka L.J., Stanley P.E., Luminescence 19(): 228-250, 2004

Luminescence Literature - Green Fluorescent protein - 2001 literature

Kricka L.J., Stanley P.E., Luminescence 19(): 296-318, 2004