Toxicology (TOX) Program Training Faculty


Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Therapeutic Biomaterials
Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.  
Professor of Environmental Medicine
Understanding the contribution of environmental chemical exposures to human diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
David A.. Dean, Ph.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics
Gene Therapy
Lisa A.. DeLouise, Ph.D., M.P.D.  
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Nanotoxicology and skin immune responses
Alison Elder, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine
Toxicology of Inhaled Ultrafine Particles and Engineered Nanomaterials
Jacob N.. Finkelstein, Ph.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics
Finkelstein Lab
The role of the alveolar epithelium in modulating the pulmonary injury response to physiological and toxicological stimuli.
Robert S.. Freeman, Ph.D.  
Molecular biology of programmed cell death
Thomas A.. Gasiewicz, Ph.D.  
Chair  and  Professor of Environmental Medicine
Receptor-mediated Modulation of Gene Expression and Association with Biological and Toxic Responses
Steve Georas, M.D.  
Professor of Medicine
Regulation of airway immune responses by respiratory viruses, allergens, and pollutants
Gail V. W. . Johnson Voll, Ph.D  
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mitochondrial dysfunction and the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine
Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine
Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development
Ania K.. Majewska, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Imaging synaptic structure and function in the visual system.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Richard K.. Miller, M.D.  
Reproductive and perinatal toxicology, Normal development of the embryo/fetus
Mark Noble, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.  
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Normal and pathological roles of cyclooxygenase in glia and neurons; Alzheimer's Disease
Michael A.. O'Reilly, Ph.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental Biology of the Lung
Richard Phipps, Ph.D.  
Professor of Environmental Medicine
Control of normal and malignant B lymphocyte activation, cellular and molecular characterization of fibroblasts as mediators of inflammation, wound healing and fibrosis, Graves ophthalmopathy, and platelet biology.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Genetics and genomics of nervous system development in the Nematode C. elegans
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Glial progenitors and the role of astrocytes in CNS disease and repair.
Gloria S.. Pryhuber, M.D.  
Chair  and  Professor of Pediatrics
The Pryhuber lab is currently focused on three NIH funded studies, the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program, the Respiratory Pathogens Research Center study of longitudinal respiratory and gut microbiome development, lymphocyte maturity, viral infections and respiratory outcomes at 3 years of age in preterm and full term infants, and most recently, providing the Human Tissue Core for the Lung Molecular Atlas Program.
J. Edward. Puzas, Ph.D.  
Professor of Orthopaedics
Puzas Lab
Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System
Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Arshad Rahman Lab
Signaling Mechanisms of Endothelial ICAM-1 Expression; Neutrophil-mediated Lung Injury
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.  
Professor of Environmental Medicine
Oxidative stress, Inflammation, Epigenetics and Cellular Senescence by inhaled toxicants
Matthew D.. Rand, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine
Neural developmental toxicity of methylmercury.
Patricia Sime, M.D.  
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sime Lab
Modulation of Pulmonary Inflammation using Gene Transfer Techniques
Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.  
Professor of Epidemiology
VanWijngaarden Lab
Occupational and environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology
Michael John. Zuscik, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Contribution of chondrogenesis and chondrocyte differentiation to the process of fracture repair and the study of the behavior of the articular chondrocyte under normal conditions in healthy joints and during pathologic situations