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Karol S. Bruzik


Assistant Head for Curriculum, College of Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

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Doctoral Restch in Med Chem (MDCH 599), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Fundamentals of Drug Action (PHAR 422), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Fundamentals of Drug Action (PHAR 422), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Fundamentals of Drug Action (PHAR 422), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Fundamentals of Drug Action (PHAR 422), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Intro to Pharmaceutic Sciences (PHAR 200), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Biomedicinal Chemistry (PHAR 423), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Biomedicinal Chemistry (PHAR 423), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Doctoral Restch in Med Chem (MDCH 599), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023

Selected Grants

Molecular Pharmacology of the Synaptic and Extrasynaptic GABA(A) Receptors, Massachusetts General Hospital., 4/1/2020 - 2/29/2024, Obligated Amount: $778426; Anticipated Amount: $778426

DACCPM Miller Research Sundry Activities, Partners Healthcare., 3/16/2020 - 3/15/2021, Obligated Amount: $107181; Anticipated Amount: $107181

General Anesthetic Sites on Ligand-Gated Ion Channels, Massachusetts General Hospital., 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2020, Obligated Amount: $1064640; Anticipated Amount: $1064640

General Anesthetic Sites in GABA-A Receptor Subunit Interfacial Pockets, Massachusetts General Hospital., 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2017, Obligated Amount: $74648; Anticipated Amount: $74648

Nanoparticle-Based Photo-Activator of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels, National Institutes of Health (National Eye Institute)., 5/1/2013 - 4/30/2016, Obligated Amount: $447531; Anticipated Amount: $451500

General Anesthetic Sites On Ligand-Gates Ion Channels, Massachusetts General Hospital., 9/30/2009 - 8/31/2014, Obligated Amount: $728485; Anticipated Amount: $728485

Verification Of The Results Described In US Paatent #5968976, Foley & Lardner LLP., 2/19/2007 - 3/30/2007, Obligated Amount: $13670; Anticipated Amount: $13670

Functional Composite Nanofibers By Coelectrospinning: Funtional Nanoobjects For Life Sciences, VolkswagenStiftung Fdn., 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007, Obligated Amount: $51045; Anticipated Amount: $51045

Subcontract Grant To Cellular And Molecular Targets Of General Anestheics, Cornell University., 8/1/2006 - 7/31/2007, Obligated Amount: $340330; Anticipated Amount: $340330

Selected Publications

Koinas, Dimosthenis A, Wu, Bo, Zhou, Xiaojuan, Pajak, Anthony Y, Miller, Keith W, Bruzik, Karol S. (2022). Design and Development of Site Specific Null Allosteric Ligands for γ‐Aminobutyric Acid Type A Receptor as Reversal Agents for General Anesthesia. The FASEB Journal, 36, (S1). doi:10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.s1.r4350.

Jayakar, Selwyn S, Chiara, David C, Zhou, Xiaojuan, Wu, Bo, Bruzik, Karol S, Miller, Keith W, Cohen, Jonathan B. (2020). Photoaffinity labeling identifies an intersubunit steroid-binding site in heteromeric GABA type A (GABAA) receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295, (33), 11495-11512. doi:10.1074/jbc.ra120.013452.

Shalabi, Abdelrahman R, Yu, Zhiyi, Zhou, Xiaojuan, Jounaidi, Youssef, Chen, Hanwen, Dai, Jiajia, Kent, Daniel E, Feng, Hua-Jun, Forman, Stuart A, Cohen, Jonathan B, Bruzik, Karol S, Miller, Keith W. (2020). A potent photoreactive general anesthetic with novel binding site selectivity for GABAA receptors. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 194, 112261. doi:10.1016/j.ejmech.2020.112261.

Kent, Daniel E, Savechenkov, Pavel Y, Bruzik, Karol S, Miller, Keith W. (2019). Binding site location on GABAA receptors determines whether mixtures of intravenous general anaesthetics interact synergistically or additively in vivo. British Journal of Pharmacology, 176, (24), 4760-4772. doi:10.1111/bph.14843.

Jayakar, Selwyn S, Zhou, Xiaojuan, Chiara, David C, Jarava-Barrera, Carlos, Savechenkov, Pavel Y, Bruzik, Karol S, Tortosa, Mariola, Miller, Keith W, Cohen, Jonathan B. (2019). Identifying drugs that bind selectively to intersubunit general anesthetic sites in the α1β3γ2 GABAAR transmembrane domain. Molecular Pharmacology, 95, (6), mol.118.114975. doi:10.1124/mol.118.114975.

Yu, Zhiyi, Chiara, David C, Savechenkov, Pavel Y, Bruzik, Karol S, Cohen, Jonathan B. (2019). A photoreactive analog of allopregnanolone enables identification of steroid-binding sites in a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 294, (19), 7892-7903. doi:10.1074/jbc.ra118.007172.

Yu, Zhiyi, Savechenkov, Pavel Y, Bruzik, Karol S, Cohen, Jonathan B. (2019). Identifying Steroid Binding Sites in a Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor (nAChR) with a Photoreactive Analog of Alphaxalone. Biophysical Journal, 116, (3), 395a. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2018.11.2135.

Chiara, David C, Wu, Bo, Zhou, Xiaojuan, Jayakar, Selwyn S, Titterton, Katherine, Forman, Stuart A, Miller, Keith W, Bruzik, Karol S, Cohen, Jonathan B. (2019). Identification of a High-Affinity Neurosteroid Binding Site in Human Alpha1Beta3 GabaAR using a Photoreactive Thdoc Analog. Biophysical Journal, 116, (3), 392a. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2018.11.2123.

Jayakar, Selwyn S, Zhou, Xiaojuan, Wu, Bo, Miller, Keith W, Bruzik, Karol S, Cohen, Jonathan B. (2019). Pharmacological Selectivity of a Steroid Binding Site at the Beta+-Alpha− Interface of Alpha1 Beta3 Gaba-A Receptors. Biophysical Journal, 116, (3), 392a. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2018.11.2122.

Education

Degrees:
D.Sc., Institute of Organic Chemistry, Poland, 1988
M.Sc., Technical University of Lodz, Poland, 1972
Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, 1980