responsibility is teaching clinical chemistry in the undergraduate Clinical
Laboratory Sciences program, and Forensic Toxicology in the Graduate Toxicology
Program. My research interests are in reproduction, nutrition, diabetes, and
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). I have conducted clinical trials
with the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba
extract where we are interested in the mechanism by which Ginkgo extract may
thin the blood and increase blood fluidity in the healthy and the diabetic
subject. We have already shown that it has a direct effect on blood platelets,
inhibiting the COX-1 enzyme, thereby preventing platelet aggregation and blood
clot. My other interests are the effect of herbal remedies in general on interpretation
of diagnostic laboratory tests and forensic drug tests, and conventional drug-herb
Kudolo GB, Wang W, Elrod R, Barrientos J, Haase A, Blodgett J. Short-term ingestion of Ginkgo biloba extract does not alter whole body insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic, pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic subjects--a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study. Clin Nutr. 2006 Feb;25(1):123-34.
Kudolo GB, Delaney D, Blodgett J. Short-term oral ingestion of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) reduces malondialdehyde levels in washed platelets of type 2 diabetic subjects. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2005 Apr;68(1):29-38.
Urrutia-Rojas X, Menchaca J, Wadley W, Ahmad N, Lacko A, Bae S, Spellman C, Kudchodkar B, Kudolo G, McConathy W. Cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican-American children at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). J Adolesc Health. 2004 Apr;34(4):290-9.
Kudolo GB, Dorsey S, Blodgett J. Effect of the ingestion of Ginkgo biloba extract on platelet aggregation and urinary prostanoid excretion in healthy and Type 2 diabetic subjects. Thromb Res. 2002 Nov 1;108(2-3):151-60.
Kudolo GB. The effect of 3-month ingestion of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) on pancreatic beta-cell function in response to glucose loading in individuals with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Clin Pharmacol. 2001 Jun;41(6):600-11.