American Association for Clinical Chemistry
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Larry J. Kricka, DPhil, FACB, CSci, CChem, FRSC, FRC Path

Larry J. KrickaDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Kricka is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the General Chemistry Laboratory and Director of the Critical Care Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Awards and honors include: the Society of Analytical Chemistry Silver Medal (Royal Society of Chemistry) (1981), British Technology Group Academic Enterprise Competition Award (1985), Prince of Wales Award for Innovation and Production (1989), Queens Award for Technological Achievement (1990), Rank Prize for Opto-Electronics (1991), the AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research (1998), and the Ullman Award (2006). In 2002 Dr Kricka was the Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Christ's College, Cambridge, England.

Research interests include analytical applications of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence, DNA probe assays, analytical microchips for genetic and other types of testing, analytical applications of nanotechnology, analytical interferences caused by heterophile antibodies and direct to consumer testing. Dr Kricka holds over 30 U.S. patents; and is the author/co-author of over 500 articles, abstracts, book chapters, and papers; and 22 books.

He is Editor-in-chief of Luminescence, a member of the editorial board of Clinical Chemistry, Lab-on-a-chip, and Analytical Biochemistry, and past Editor of the Journal of Immunoassay. He was President of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2001 and is currently President of the International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence and a member of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) Executive Board.