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Current Students

Kadijah Abston

Kadijah Abston

Research Interest:
Define the information carriers in semen underlying Pb-induced transgenerational behavioral alterations.
Tyler Bell

Tyler Bell

Research Interest:
Investigating the role of proton sensing G-protein coupled receptors in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Janine Cubello

Janine Cubello

Research Interest:
Studying the effects of lead exposure and gestational iron deficiency on neurodevelopment and cellular functioning in the central nervous system.
Ashley Fields

Ashley Fields

Research Interest:
Vitamin B6 deficiency during pregnancy: a model to study mechanisms underlying gestational diabetes mellitus
Jakob Gunderson

Jakob Gunderson

Research Interest:
Investigating the effect of methylmercury on adult Drosophila myogenesis via the Nrf2 pathway
Kelly Hanson

Kelly Hanson

Research Interest:
Toll-like receptor 4 signaling and fibroblast apoptosis resistance in radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis
Denise Herr

Denise Herr

Research Interest:
The effects of ultrafine particulates from air pollution on the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.
Katrina Jew

Katrina Jew

Research Interest:
The effects of ultrafine particles from air pollution on the behavioral and pathological progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Connor McGuire

Connor McGuire

Research Interest:
Studying the ways in which mixtures of thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals alter the development of the immune system in Xenopus laevis.
Alyssa Merrill

Alyssa Merrill

Keith Morris-Schaffer

Keith Morris-Schaffer

Research Interest:
Investigating the effects of ultrafine particulate matter on cerebellum development and motor behavior.
Brian Palmer

Brian Palmer

Research Interest:
Investigating the epidermal penetration of topically applied nanoparticles and the effect they have on skin resident immune cells in a murine model
Mackenzie Palmer

Mackenzie Palmer

Ashley Peppriell

Ashley Peppriell

Research Interest:
Using the Drosophila model to investigate methylmercury toxicity in developing muscle.
Sarah Phelan

Sarah Phelan

Research Interest:
Studying the effects of ultraviolet radiation and topically applied nanoparticles
Christina Post

Christina Post

Research Interest:
Transgenerational exposures as environmental modifiers of immune system function
Emily Quarato

Emily Quarato

Ashley Rackow

Ashley Rackow, M.S.

Research Interest:
Investigating the dysregulation of metabolic pathways which contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiac and pulmonary fibrosis
Jasmine Reed

Jasmine Reed, M.S.

Research Interest:
Investigating the effects of maternal exposure to estrogenic chemicals, including BPA and TBBPA, on reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes.
Timothy Smyth

Timothy Smyth, M.S.

Research Interest:
Investigating the effects of diesel exhaust particles on epithelial barrier integrity in the lung.
Alexandra Strohm

Alexandra Strohm

Keegan Vaughan

Keegan Vaughan

Research Interest:
Investigating aryl hydrocarbon receptor regulation in hematopoietic stem cells
Candace Wong

Candace Wong

Research Interest:
Studying the effects of ambient ultrafine particles on the biodistribution of tracer nanoparticles in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model.