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Emily Barrett, Ph.D.

Emily Barrett, Ph.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

How environmental exposures across the life course affect reproductive function
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering

Benoit Lab

Research projects are at the interface of medicine and engineering, with an emphasis on precisely controlling biomaterial functionality and architecture to treat diseases, control cell behavior, or answer fundamental biological questions.
Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Cory-Slechta Lab

Understanding the contribution of environmental chemical exposures to human diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
Philip Davidson, Ph.D.

Philip Davidson, Ph.D.


Aging and Developmental Disabilities; Behavior Disorders; and Neurotoxicants and Development.
Lisa DeLouise, Ph.D., M.P.D.

Lisa A. DeLouise, Ph.D., M.P.D.


DeLouise Lab

Nanotoxicology and skin immune responses
Alison Elder, Ph.D.

Alison Elder, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Elder Lab

Toxicology of Inhaled Ultrafine Particles and Engineered Nanomaterials
Jacob Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Jacob N. Finkelstein, Ph.D.


Finkelstein Lab

The role of the alveolar epithelium in modulating the pulmonary injury response to physiological and toxicological stimuli.
Mark Frampton, M.D.

Mark Frampton, M.D.


Effects of particle exposure on lung function, airway inflammation, and cardiovascular function.
Steve Georas, M.D.

Steve Georas, M.D.


Georas Lab

Regulation of airway immune responses by respiratory viruses, allergens, and pollutants
Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.

Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.


Jill Halterman Lab

Asthma and Improving quality of care
Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Public Health Sciences

Early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment
Ollivier Hyrien, Ph.D.

Ollivier Hyrien, Ph.D.

Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Stochastic processes and their biological applications
Brent Johnson, Ph.D.

Brent Johnson, Ph.D.

Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Johnson Lab

Statistical methodology for biomedical and public health applications including semi-parametric and non-parametric methods in missing data problems, measurement error, and survival analysis.
Todd Jusko, Ph.D.

Todd A. Jusko, Ph.D.

Department of Public Health Sciences

How environmental chemicals contribute to adverse immunological development over the entire lifespan.
Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.

Karl D. Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.


Neurodegenerative diseases affecting the basal ganglia, particularly Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, and HIV related neurologic disorders
Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.

Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Department of Public Health Sciences

Community outreach and engagement, role of science in public decision-making
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Lawrence Lab

Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development
Tanzy Love, Ph.D.

Tanzy Love, Ph.D.

Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Finding hidden groups and their meanings; latent variable modeling; methods and techniques for Bayesian solutions.
Mahin Maines, Ph.D.

Mahin Maines, Ph.D.

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Maines Lab

Heme oxygenases and second messenger gases: CO and NO.
Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.


Mariani Lab

Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease
Dina Markowitz, Ph.D.

Dina G. Markowitz, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Biomedical Genetics

Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Robert Mooney, Ph.D.

Robert A. Mooney, Ph.D.

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Mooney Lab

Bone diseases, particularly osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
Gary Myers, M.D.

Gary J. Myers, M.D.


Environmental toxins, specifically mercury; methyl mercury exposure
Mark Noble, Ph.D.

Mark Noble, Ph.D.

Biomedical Genetics

Noble Lab

Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.


O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Normal and pathological roles of cyclooxygenase in glia and neurons; Alzheimer's Disease
Michael O'Reilly, Ph.D.

Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D.


O'Reilly Lab

Developmental Biology of the Lung
David Oakes, Ph.D.

David Oakes, Ph.D.

Günter Oberdörster, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Günter Oberdörster, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Elder Lab

Biokinetics, Effects and Mechanisms of Inhaled Micro- and Nano- Particles: Dosimetry, Risk Extrapolation and Risk Assessment
Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Phipps Lab

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.
Gloria Pryhuber, M.D.

Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D.


Pryhuber Lab

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. Puzas, Ph.D.

J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D.


Puzas Lab

Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System
Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.

Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.


Arshad Rahman Lab

Signaling Mechanisms of Endothelial ICAM-1 Expression; Neutrophil-mediated Lung Injury
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Irfan Rahman Lab

Oxidative stress, Inflammation, Epigenetics and Cellular Senescence by inhaled toxicants
Matthew Rand, Ph.D.

Matthew D. Rand, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Rand Lab

Neural developmental toxicity of methylmercury.
David Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H.

David Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Department of Public Health Sciences

Rich Lab

Patricia Sime, M.D.

Patricia Sime, M.D.


Sime Lab

Modulation of Pulmonary Inflammation using Gene Transfer Techniques
Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.

Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Susiarjo Lab

Sally Thurston, Ph.D.

Sally Thurston, Ph.D.

Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Bayesian inference, modeling multiple outcomes, correction for measurement error bias, informative prior specification, latent variable models, and environmental health applications.
David Topham, Ph.D.

David Topham, Ph.D.

Microbiology & Immunology

Topham Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

T Cell Immunity Against Respiratory Viruses
Mark Utell, M.D.

Mark Utell, M.D.

Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.


VanWijngaarden Lab

Occupational and environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology
Gene Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Gene Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Jacqueline Williams, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Patricia Williams, Ph.D.

Environmental Medicine

Jacqueline Williams Lab

Radiation Biology
Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D.

Wojciech Zareba, M.D., Ph.D.


Risk stratification of cardiac death and on clinical usefulness and prognostic significance of ECG parameters
Michael Zuscik, Ph.D.

Michael John Zuscik, Ph.D.


Zuscik Lab

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