Bill J. Gurley, PhD, BS Chemistry
Office: ED II, Room 6/110C
Education & Training
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN (B.S. Chemistry, 1980)
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN (B.S. Pharmacy, 1983)
The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN (Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, 1989)
Clinical Pharmacokinetics (PhSc4464): Drug metabolism/transport, Pharmacogenetics, Drug-drug Interactions.
Drug Interactions (PhSc 5122).
Medical Pharmacology (M2 Integrated Curriculum): Vitamins, Dietary Supplements, and Herb-drug Interactions.
Graduate School Curricula
Special Problems in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhSc 5262)
Advanced Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (PhSc 517V): Human Drug Metabolism and Transport
Pharmacokinetic Research Design and Data Analysis (PhSc 5192): Practical Aspects of In Vivo Pharmacokinetic Study Design
Research & Scholarly Interests
Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacogenetics, Drug Metabolism and Transport, Dietary Supplements, and Herb-Drug Interactions. Research interests include phytochemical-mediated modulation of human drug metabolism and transport, pharmaceutical aspects of botanical dosage forms, and assessment of dietary supplement safety and efficacy. On-going research projects include the assessment of potential herb-drug interactions in healthy human volunteers and the pharmacokinetics of phytochemicals present in common botanical supplements. Other on-going work involves assessment of heavy metal and microbial contamination of common dietary supplements and the hemodynamic and electrocardiographic effects of ephedra-free weight-loss supplements. Other research interests include the practice of medicine and pharmacy during the American Civil War. Nonscientific research interests include the American Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi Department and Confederate Missouri units that served in the Trans-Mississippi Department.
Honors & Awards
2008 Selected to serve on the External Advisory Board for the Botanical Research Center
at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA)
2007 Selected to serve on the Advisory Board to the American Botanical Council
2006 Member of National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine Study Section
2004 Selected by the Class of 2004 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2004 Appointed Chief Scientific Officer for Balm Innovations, LLC.
2003 Invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
2000 Selected by the Class of 2000 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1997 Selected by the Class of 1997 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1995 Selected by the Class of 1995 as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1987 Award for Excellence of Research in Clinical Sciences (First Place), National Student
1987 Gip A. Hudson Memorial Prize, National Student Research Forum
1987 Sigma Xi Research Recognition Award, UT, Memphis
1986 Student Government Executive Council Meritorious Service Award, UT Memphis
1986 Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society)
1983 Merck Pharmaceutical Undergraduate Research Award, UT Memphis
1982 Don L. Martinez/Hoffman La Roche Undergraduate Research Award, UT Mepphis
1981 Rho Chi (Pharmacy Honor Society)
1979 Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society)
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
American Society of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Association for the Advancement of Science