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Primary Faculty

Deborah Cory-Slechta

Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Understanding the contribution of environmental chemical exposures to human diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Alison Elder

Alison Elder, Ph.D.

Toxicology of Inhaled Ultrafine Particles and Engineered Nanomaterials

Katrina Korfmacher

Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.

Community outreach and engagement, role of science in public decision-making

B. Paige Lawrence

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

Environmental signaling, immune function, and cellular development

Richard Phipps

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

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.

Matthew Rand

Matthew D. Rand, Ph.D.

Neural developmental toxicity of methylmercury.

Irfan Rahman

Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.

Oxidative stress, Inflammation, Epigenetics and Cellular Senescence by inhaled toxicants

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Secondary Faculty

Mark Frampton

Mark Frampton, M.D.

Effects of particle exposure on lung function, airway inflammation, and cardiovascular function.

Jacob Finkelstein

Jacob N. Finkelstein, Ph.D.

The role of the alveolar epithelium in modulating the pulmonary injury response to physiological and toxicological stimuli.

Steve Georas

Steve Georas, M.D.

Regulation of airway immune responses by respiratory viruses, allergens, and pollutants

Todd Jusko

Todd A. Jusko, Ph.D.

How environmental chemicals contribute to adverse immunological development over the entire lifespan.

Karl Kieburtz

Karl D. Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.

Neurodegenerative diseases affecting the basal ganglia, particularly Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, and HIV related neurologic disorders

R. Looney

R. John Looney, M.D.

Translational Research in Autoimmune Disease, B Cell Depletion

Richard Miller

Richard K. Miller, M.D.

Reproductive and perinatal toxicology, Normal development of the embryo/fetus

Thomas Mariani

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease

Gary Myers

Gary J. Myers, M.D.

Environmental toxins, specifically mercury; methyl mercury exposure

J. Puzas

J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D.

Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System

Gloria Pryhuber

Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D.

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.

Patricia Sime

Patricia Sime, M.D.

Modulation of Pulmonary Inflammation using Gene Transfer Techniques

Edwin Van Wijngaarden

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

Occupational and environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology

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Emeritus Faculty

Thomas Clarkson

Thomas Clarkson, Ph.D.

Understanding the toxicities, mechanisms of action, and dose-reponse relationship for methyl mercury and other heavy metals.

Günter Oberdörster

Günter Oberdörster, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Biokinetics, Effects and Mechanisms of Inhaled Micro- and Nano- Particles: Dosimetry, Risk Extrapolation and Risk Assessment

Bernard Weiss

Bernard Weiss, Ph.D.

Neurobiology and Behavior

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