Roy Gerona, Ph.D.

Analytical Chemist

Dept of Laboratory Medicine, UC San Francisco

Dr. Gerona received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he worked on synaptic vesicle exocytosis with Thomas Martin. He then trained as Post-Doctoral Fellow with Alan Wu at San Francisco General Hospital- University of California, San Francisco under a COMACC- accredited program in Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacogenomics. Dr. Gerona’s work during his fellowship focused on the clinical applications of liquid chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry with emphasis on developing methods to support emergency intoxication testing. Dr. Gerona is currently running his own laboratory at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF where he is actively pursuing work in clinical toxicology, environmental toxicology, and metabolomics. He is pioneering the use of high resolution mass spectrometry as a platform for non-targeted testing of environmental chemicals in various biological matrices and developing quantitative methods for the analysis of various classes of endocrine disrupting chemicals including environmental phenols, phthalates, flame retardants and perfluorinated compounds. His other major research interest is the analysis of designer drugs as they relate to the clinical presentation of the intoxications they cause.