George B. Kudolo, Ph.D., FACB

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My primary 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 interactions.

Selected Publications

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.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences


Post-Baccalaureate, Clinical Chemistry, UTHSCSA 1995

Ph.D., Clinical Biochemistry & Reproduction, University of London Institute of Ob/Gyn, 1983

B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Science & Technology, 1979



Phone: 210-567-4316

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