User:Mark A. Kukucka

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Mark A. Kukucka (an artistic interpretation)

Mark A. Kukucka, M.S., D.V.M., Ph.D.

  • ResearcherID C-5957-2008 <ref>[1]</ref>
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  • Nanobiotechnology Life Scientist



Mark is an accomplished biomedical research scientist and physician who has earned four collegiate degrees including two doctorates from Virginia Tech in Veterinary Medicine and Biochemistry with numerous peer-reviewed publications to his credit. Working as a Sales Executive with a major Fortune 500 company, he consults on nanotechnology needs for biological and material scientists employed with academic/pharma/government research labs including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Department of Defense (U.S. Army, Navy & Air Force), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Smithsonian Institution to name a few. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, the University of Maryland NanoCenter, the Maryland Aviation Museum and the World Veterinary Association. After joining the Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force auxiliary) in 1975, he quickly rose thru the ranks, received his Solo wings in 1977, was chosen for IACE in 1978, earned the Model Rocketry badge in 1979, awarded a CAP college scholarship in 1980 and capped his CAP cadet career with the achievement of the General Carl A. Spaatz Award in 1981 for which he received a congratulatory letter from former president Richard M. Nixon and a personal meeting with Paul E. Garber (First Curator of the National Air & Space Museum). He currently holds the grade of Captain in the Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron where he serves as the unit’s Aerospace Education Officer and Medical Officer in addition to being a commercial instrument rated CAP pilot.


  • BS, University of Maryland - 1982
  • MS, University of Maryland - 1985
  • DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine - 1989
  • PhD, Virginia Tech - 1993

Research interests

Biochemistry, Cell, Biology, Free Radical Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine, Nanotechnology


According to Scopus, Kukucka's published works have been cited by more than 100 researchers worldwide.<ref> [2]</ref>

  1. Kukucka MA and Misra HP. Determination of oxytocin in biological samples by isocratic high-performance liquid chromatography with coulometric detection using C18 solid-phase extraction and polyclonal antibody-based immunoaffinity column purification. J Chromatogr B Biomed Appl. 1994 Mar 4;653(2):139-45. PubMed ID:8205241 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Kukucka MA and Misra HP. Elevated concentrations of ascorbate and normoxia suppress testosterone production in cultured guinea pig Leydig cells. Reprod Toxicol. 1994 Jul-Aug;8(4):333-9. PubMed ID:7949759 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Kukucka MA and Misra HP. Isolation and culture of highly enriched populations of Leydig cells from guinea-pig (Cavia porcellus) testes. Andrologia. 1994 Jul-Aug;26(4):217-24. PubMed ID:7978373 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Kukucka MA and Misra HP. The antioxidant defense system of isolated guinea pig Leydig cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 1993 Sep 8;126(1):1-7. PubMed ID:8107685 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Kukucka MA and Misra HP. HPLC determination of an oxytocin-like peptide produced by isolated guinea pig Leydig cells: stimulation by ascorbate. Arch Androl. 1992 Sep-Oct;29(2):185-90. PubMed ID:1456839 | HubMed [Paper5]
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