Name

Research Interest

Photo of Nihal Ahmad, PhD Nihal Ahmad, PhD

Professor
Dermatology

Skin Cancer. Molecular mechanism of ultraviolet radiation-mediated carcinogenesis; signal transduction in tumor promotion and prevention.

Photo of Ralph Albrecht, PhD Ralph M. Albrecht, PhD

Professor
Animal Sciences

Organophosphate Immunoactivity. Biocompatibility. Imaging. Microscopy. Effects of toxicants on structure and function of immunoactive cells and on regulatory mechanisms influencing immune responses.

Photo of Richard Anderson, PhD Richard A. Anderson, PhD

Professor
Admin/Basic Research

Signal Transduction Mechanisms that control cellular functions and disease.

Photo of David Beebe, PhD David Beebe, PhD

Professor
Biomedical Engineering

Use of microscale physics and phenomena to create tools and methods to further biological and medical goals ranging from basic science to research tools to diagnostics.

Photo of Dale Bjorling, DVM Dale Bjorling, DVM

Professor
Surgical Sciences

Inflammation of the bladder due to non-infectious causes. Roles of environmental estrogenic compounds in bladder disorders, including malignant transformation of bladder epithelial cells.

Photo of Christopher Bradfield, PhD Christopher A. Bradfield, PhD

Professor
Oncology

Signal Transduction of PAS proteins. Mechanisms of environmental sensing. Use  of mouse and yeast genetics to understand toxicant signal transduction pathways. Toxicology of dioxins, PCBs and PAHs by Ah receptor and ARNT.

Photo of Emery Bresnik, PhD Emery H. Bresnick, PhD

Professor
Cell and Regenerative Biology

Basic stem cell science; hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Photo of Corinna Burger, PhD Corinna Burger, PhD

Associate Professor
Neurology

Identification of Molecular Markers of Cognitive Aging, molecular and environmental triggering mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease

Photo of Wade Bushman, PhD Wade Bushman, MD, PhD

Professor
Surgery/Urology

Human Development/Teratogenicity. Prostate. Sonic Hedgehog. BMP-4. Inhibition of tumor growth by cyclopamine, and Shh signaling as a therapeutic target in prostate cancer.

Photo of Chang Hao, PhD Hao Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dermatology

Photo of Mark Cook, PhD Mark E. Cook, PhD

Professor
Animal Sciences

Dietary strategies to prevent inflammation and replace the need for antibiotics.

Photo of Vincent Cryns, MD Vincent Cryns, MD

Professor
Endocrinology

Apoptosis, Obesity, Biomarkers, Cancer, and Nanotechnology and Therapeutics.

Photo of Chuck Czuprynski, PhD Charles J. Czuprynski, PhD

Professor
Medical Sciences

Stromal Cells. Cytokines. PAHs. Leukotoxin. Endotoxin. Endothelial Cells. Modulation of immune response by environmental toxicants, role of apoptosis in the biological response to bacterial toxins.

Photo of Richard Eisenstein, PhD Richard S Eisenstein, PhD

Professor
Nutritional Sciences

Cellular and Genetic Toxicology. Iron. Regulation of iron metabolism. Molecular regulation of the synthesis of iron transport and storage proteins

Photo of Ying Ge, Phd Ying Ge, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cell & Regenerative Biology

Cardiovascular Systems Biology through High-resolution Mass Spectrometry-based Comparative Proteomics and Metabolomics

Photo of Anne Griep, PhD Anne E Griep, PhD

Professor
Cell and Regenerative Biology

Molecular and genetic regulation of mouse development, in particular ocular development and disease.

Photo of Russell Groves, PhD Russell Groves, PhD

Associate Professor
Entomology

Ecology and management of insects of commercial and fresh market vegetable crops.

Photo of Warren Heideman, PhD Warren Heideman, PhD

Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Developmental toxicology of TCDD in zebrafish.

Photo of William Hickey, PhD William J Hickey, PhD

Professor
Soil Sciences

 

Bacterial metabolism of xenobiotics. Bioremediation. Nucleic acid probes to study microbial populations.

Photo of Anna Huttenlocher, PhD Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Professor
Pediatrics

Effects of environmental stimuli on cell migration, inflammation, and tumor metastasis

Photo of David F Jarrard, MD David F Jarrard, MD

Professor
Urology

Prostate Cancer. Oxidative Stress. Insulin-Like Growth Factor II. Molecular genetics of prostate cancer.

Photo of Colin Jefcoate, PhD Colin R Jefcoate, PhD

Professor
Cell and Regenerative Biology

 

Roles of cytochrome P4501B1 and Ah Receptor in fat pad development, bone marrow toxicity and carcinogenesis in susceptible mouse strains. Effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and PCBs in these processes.

Photo of Jeffery Johnson, PhD Jeffrey A Johnson, PhD

Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Alzheimer’s. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Huntington’s. Parkinson’s. Autoimmune Disease. How Antioxidant Response Element (ARE)-driven genes block cell death.

Photo of Joan Jorgensen, PhD Joan S. Jorgensen, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Genes that are sexually dimorphic during sex differentiation, focusing on  steroidogenic factor 1 (Sf1) and Iroquois homeobox factor 3 (Irx3).

Photo of Marty Kanarek, PhD Marty S Kanarek, PhD, MPH

Professor
Population Health Sciences

Lead. PCBs. Environmental epidemiology. Cancer epidemiology. Environmental health. Air and water pollution.

Photo of William Karasov, PhD WIlliam H Karasov, PhD

Professor
Forest & Wildlife Ecology

Physiological ecology
 of terrestrial vertebrates, particularly the ecological implications of how they process energy, nutrients, and toxins.

Photo of Patricia Keely, PhD Patricia J Keely, PhD

Professor
Cell and Regenerative Biology

Understanding how breast cell interactions with the extracellular matrix through integrins and small GTPases affect normal and carcinogenic cell phenotype

Photo of Nancy Keller, PhD Nancy Keller, PhD

Professor
Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Fungal Pathogenesis

Photo of Bruce Klein, MD Bruce S Klein, MD

Professor
Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Molecular medical mycology — cellular and molecular basis of immunity to medical fungi; genetics of virulence; molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis

Photo of Paul Koch, PhD Paul Koch, PhD

Assistant Professor
Plant Pathology

Fate and activity of pesticides used in the urban landscape and mitigation of non-target impacts of pesticides on microbial communities

Dudley Lamming, PhD Dudley Lamming, PhD

Assistant Professor Endocrinology

Age-related diseases, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Peter Lewis, PhD Peter Lewis, PhD

Assistant Professor
Biomolecular Chemistry, Epigenetics

DNA Metabolism & Genome Maintenance; Developmental Biology; Gene Expression & RNA Biology

Photo of Li Lingjun, PhD Lingjun Li, PhD

Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Drug Action and Drug Discovery

Photo of Rob Lipinski, PhD Robert Lipinski, PhD

Assistant Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Toxicology, embryology, teratology, small animal imaging, Hedgehog signaling, cleft lip and palate, fetal alcohol syndrome, holoprosencephaly

Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences

Environmental health, epidemiology, survey research methods and applied public health practice.

Photo of Josh Mezerich, MD Joshua Mezrich, MD

Assistant Professor
Surgery

Transplant tolerance and how environmental exposures alter the immune system.

Photo Hasan Mukhtar, PhD Hasan Mukhtar, PhD

Professor
Dermatology

Apoptosis, Chemical Carcinogenesis, Chemoprevention, Metabolic Basis of Toxicity, Photocarcinogenesis, Tumor Promotion/Prevention.

Photo of Steven Oakes, PhD Steven Oakes, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pharmacy

Photo of Joel Pedersen, PhD Joel A. Pedersen, PhD

Professor
Soil Science

Physical, chemical and biological processes affecting contaminant fate, transport, and bioavailability.

Photo of Richard Peterson Richard E. Peterson, PhD

Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

AhR Signaling. Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. Dioxin (TCDD), Prostate Growth, Heart Development, Nanotoxicology.

Photo of Warren Porter, PhD Warren P Porter, PhD

Professor
Zoology

Effects of low-level contaminant/pesticide mixtures on developmental processes, neurological function , immune function, and endocrine function.

Photo of Christy Remucal, PhD Christy Remucal, PhD

Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Formation and fate of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in water. Fate of organic contaminants in engineered and natural water treatment systems.

Photo of William Ricke, PhD William Ricke, PhD

Associate Professor
Urology

Understanding the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals, phytonutrients, and stromal-epithelial interactions in the development or treatment of urologic diseases (e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer).

Photo of Eric Sandgren, VDM, PhD Eric P Sandgren, VMD, PhD

Associate Professor
Experimental Pathology

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis; transgenic mouse models of cancer genetics. Studies of xenogeneic transplantation and human hepatocyte biology in rodents.

Photo of James Schauer, PhD James J Schauer, PhD

Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research
Use of advanced chemical analysis and air pollution sampling techniques to understand the chemical composition of source emissions and atmospheric pollutant concentrations.

Photo of Linda Schuler, PhD, VDM Linda A Schuler, VMD, PhD

Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Hormonal Effects in Breast Cancer and Human Development. Prolactin and related hormones’ receptors, signaling and processing.

Photo of Vijay Setaluri, PhD Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, PhD

Professor
Dermatology

Biology of melanocytes and melanoma

Dhanansayan Shanmuganayagam, PhD

Assistant Professor
Animal Science

Genetic swine models of human diseases.

Photo of Nader Sheibani, PhD Nader Sheibani, PhD

Professor
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

The role of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in vascular development and neovascularization

Photo of Michael R. Sussman, PhD Michael R. Sussman, PhD

Professor
Biochemistry

Novel technologies for characterization of biological systems; studies of the role of plasma membrane proteins in eukaryotic cell differentiation, with emphasis on the two model eukaryotes, Arabidopsis and yeast.

Photo of Jamie Thomson, PhD James A. Thomson, VMD, PhD

Professor
Cell and Regenerative Biology

Embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Photo of Lauren Trepanier, PhD Lauren A Trepanier, DVM, PhD

Professor
Medical Sciences

Drug hypersensitivity. Drug and carcinogen detoxification. Pharmacogenetics.

Photo of Chad Vezina, PhD Chad M Vezina, PhD

Assistant Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Signal transduction pathways governing prostate development and disease and perturbation of these pathways by environmental contaminants.

Photo of Jyoti Watters, PhD Jyoti Watters, PhD

Associate Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Signal transduction pathways in microglia in response to estrogens and extracellular adenine nucleotides that modulate their production of neurotoxic inflammatory mediators.

Photo of Yongna Xing, PhD Yongna Xing, PhD

Associate Professor
Oncology

Cell signaling pathways related to cancer; Structural biology; Biochemistry; Proteomics

Photo of Wei Xu, PhD Wei Xu, PhD

Professor
Oncology

Breast cancer prevention and treatment using environmental and nutritional estrogenic compounds. Mechanism of transcription activation of ERa and ERb by environmental estrogenic ligands.

Photo of Jaehyuk Yu, PhD Jaehyuk Yu, PhD

Professor
Bacteriology

Signaling mechanisms controlling fungal growth, development and mycotoxin production. Genetics and biochemistry of mycotoxin biosynthesis.

Photo of Jing Zhang, PhD Jing Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Oncology

Hematopoietic stem cells; Leukemic stem cells; Mouse models for hematopoietic malignancies; Cytokine signaling