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The main research activities of Toxicology Training Program faculty can be divided into the following seven general areas of emphasis: Cardiovascular &, Pulmonary Toxicology, Immunotoxicology, Molecular Modifiers of Toxicity, Neurotoxicology, Osteotoxicology, Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology, and Stem Cells & Epigenetics.

As depicted below, faculty research is multidisciplinary and collaborative in nature; thus, many mentors are actively involved in research that spans more than one of the seven areas of emphasis within our training program. These research programs provide a strong environment for PhD and postdoctoral training, and provide a rich multi-disciplinary environment for our trainees to expand their tools and explore their creative ideas to address significant problems in environmental health.

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Toxicology

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Toxicology

Active Research Laboratories

  • Arshad Rahman Lab - Signaling Mechanisms of Endothelial ICAM-1 Expression
  • Dean Lab - Gene Therapy
  • Elder Lab - Toxicology of Inhaled Ultrafine Particles and Engineered Nanomaterials
  • Finkelstein Lab - The role of the alveolar epithelium in modulating the pulmonary injury response to physiological and toxicological stimuli
  • Georas Lab - Mucosal Immunology and Asthma
  • Irfan Rahman Lab - Oxidant and cigarette smoke-mediated lung inflammation.
  • Jacqueline Williams Lab - Radiation Exposure
  • O'Reilly Lab - Developmental Origins of Lung Disease Laboratory
  • Phipps Lab - Antibody Production, to Lung and Cardiovascular Disease, to Ocular Diseases
  • Pryhuber Lab - Inflammatory Neonatal Lung Injury.
  • Rich Lab - Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Perinatal/Reproductive Health Effects of Exposures to Environmental Agents
  • Sime Lab - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Interventions in Lung Inflammation and Scarring; Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

Active Research Laboratories

  • Cory-Slechta Lab - Environmental Neurotoxicants as Risk Factors for Behavioral Diseases and Disorders
  • Lawrence Lab - Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development
  • Li Lab - Reproductive and RNA Biology
  • O'Reilly Lab - Developmental Origins of Lung Disease Laboratory
  • Pryhuber Lab - Inflammatory Neonatal Lung Injury.
  • Rich Lab - Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Perinatal/Reproductive Health Effects of Exposures to Environmental Agents
  • VanWijngaarden Lab - The Potential Health Effects of Occupational and Environmental Exposures

Immunotoxicology

Immunotoxicology

Active Research Laboratories

Molecular Modifiers of Toxicity

Molecular Modifiers of Toxicity

Active Research Laboratories

Nanoparticle toxicology and skin

Nanoparticle toxicology and skin

Active Research Laboratories

Neurotoxicology

Neurotoxicology

Active Research Laboratories

  • Cory-Slechta Lab - Environmental Neurotoxicants as Risk Factors for Behavioral Diseases and Disorders
  • Elder Lab - Toxicology of Inhaled Ultrafine Particles and Engineered Nanomaterials
  • Gail Johnson Lab - Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • Majewska Lab - The Functional Synapse Group
  • Mayer-Pröschel Lab - Impairment of Neural Cell Functions During Developmental Insults
  • Noble Lab - Stem Cell Biology and Stem Cell Medicine
  • O'Banion-Olschowka Labs - CNS Neuroinflammation Research
  • Rand Lab - Developmental Neurotoxicity of Environmental Mercury
  • VanWijngaarden Lab - The Potential Health Effects of Occupational and Environmental Exposures

Osteotoxicology

Osteotoxicology

Active Research Laboratories

  • Benoit Lab - Therapeutic Biomaterials
  • Puzas Lab - Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System

Stem Cells & Epigenetics

Stem Cells & Epigenetics

Active Research Laboratories

  • Cory-Slechta Lab - Environmental Neurotoxicants as Risk Factors for Behavioral Diseases and Disorders
  • Irfan Rahman Lab - Oxidant and cigarette smoke-mediated lung inflammation
  • Lawrence Lab - Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development
  • Li Lab - Reproductive and RNA Biology
  • Mayer-Pröschel Lab - Impairment of Neural Cell Functions During Developmental Insults
  • Phipps Lab - Antibody Production, to Lung and Cardiovascular Disease, to Ocular Diseases
  • Puzas Lab - Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System
  • Susiarjo Lab - Epigenetics