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Current Students


Kadijah Abston
Kadijah Abston, M.S.

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.
Victoria Dahm
Victoria Dahm
First Year
Kristina  Fenner

Research Interest:
Studying the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells during viral infection
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, M.S.

Research Interest:
Investigating the effect of methylmercury on adult Drosophila myogenesis via the Nrf2 pathway
Ian Krout
Ian Krout

Research Interest:
The gut microbiome role in methylmercury toxico-kinetics
Thomas Lamb
Thomas Lamb

Research Interest:
Investigating the effects of flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes on macrophage function
Joseph Lucas
Joseph Lucas

Research Interest:
Studying the effects of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid on lung barrier integrity and the development of asthma
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

Research Interest:
The effects of endocrine disrupting compounds on both fetal and maternal health following gestational exposure.
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.
Emily Quarato
Emily Quarato

Research Interest:
Defining role of mesenchymal stem cell phagocytosis in radiation induced bone loss.
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

Research Interest:
The effects of Human Herpes Virus 6A's latency gene U94A on neurological diseases
Keegan Vaughan
Keegan Vaughan, M.S.

Research Interest:
Role of AHR in modulating hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis and influencing lineage-biased hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells