George Kracke, PhD

Academic Information

Associate Professor
P. 573-882-3411

Research Interests

  • Drug discovery
  • Local anesthetics
  • Neuromuscular blockers

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell physiology
  • Analgesia measurements in mammals
  • Neurobehavioral measurements in animals

Education & Training

Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Johns Hopkins University

Awards & Honors

  • United States Patent No. 62/650,702. Inventors: G. R. Kracke, L.N. Goswami, M.F. Hawthorne, S.S. Jalisatgi. Patent title “Neuromuscular Blocking Agents”. Provisional converted March, 2019.
  • United States Patent No. 10,202,406. Inventors: G.R. Kracke, Y. Sevryugina, M.F. Hawthorne. Patent title “Boron Cluster Compounds and Uses Thereof”. Patent issued Feb.12, 2019.
  • Patent title "Cluster Boron Compounds and Uses Thereof", issued Dec. 22, 2015.
  • Order of Socrates II teaching award for contributions to the MU medical curriculum, 2008.
  • United States Patent, No. 9,217,002 B2, Inventors G.R. Kracke, Y. Sevryugina, M.F.Hawthorne.


  • Goswami, L.N., Olds, T.J., Monk, T.G. Johnson, Q.L., Dilger, J.P., Shanawaz, M.A., Jalisatgi, S.S., Hawthorne, M.F., Kracke, G.R. Isomeric Carborane Neuromuscular Blocking Agents. ChemMedChem 14:1108-1114, 2019. PMID:30897279.
  • Olds, T.J. and Kracke, G.R.  Nobel Prize for Anesthesia Provider.  Anesthesiology 126:354-5, 2017.
  • Kracke, G.R., VanGordon, M.R., Kabytaev, K., Sevryugina, Y.V., Kueffer, P.J., Jalisatgi, S.S., and Hawthorne, M.F.  Carborane Derived Local Anesthetics Show Isomer-Dependent Analgesia, The FASEB Journal, March, 2015, vol. 29 no. 1 Supplement 929.10.
  • Kracke, G.R., VanGordon, M.R., Sevryugina, Y.V., Kueffer, P.J., Kabytaev, K., Jalisatgi, S.S., and Hawthorne, M.F.  Carborane Derived Local Anesthetics are Isomer Dependent. ChemMedChem 10:62-7, 2015.