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Kadijah Abston
Kadijah Abston
Research Interest:
Define the information carriers in semen underlying Pb-induced transgenerational behavioral alterations.
Timothy Anderson
Timothy Anderson
Research Interest:
Neurotoxicity of inhaled pesticides
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, M.S.
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, M.S.
Research Interest:
Toll-like receptor 4 signaling and fibroblast apoptosis resistance in radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis
Denise Herr
Denise Herr, M.S.
Research Interest:
The effects of ultrafine particulates from air pollution on the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.
Katrina Jew
Katrina Jew, M.S.
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, M.S.
Research Interest:
Investigating the effects of ultrafine particulate matter on cerebellum development and motor behavior.
Brian Palmer
Brian Palmer, M.S.
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
Research Interest:
Investigating cellular mechanisms that are involved in the development of radiation-induce pulmonary fibrosis.
Ashley Peppriell
Ashley Peppriell
Research Interest:
Using the Drosophila model to investigate methylmercury toxicity in developing muscle.
Sarah Phelan
Sarah Phelan, M.S.
Research Interest:
Studying the effects of ultraviolet radiation and topically applied nanoparticles
Christina Post
Christina Post, M.S.
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, M.S.
Research Interest:
Studying the effects of ambient ultrafine particles on the biodistribution of tracer nanoparticles in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model.