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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 Beach

Tyler Beach


Research Interest:
Radiation induced cellular senescence
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


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

Jasmine Reed


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


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.