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 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 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 Vincent Cryns, MD Vincent Cryns, MD

Professor
Endocrinology

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

Photo of Warren Heideman, PhD Warren Heideman, PhD

Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Developmental toxicology of TCDD in zebrafish.

Photo of Anna Huttenlocher, PhD Anna Huttenlocher, MD

Professor
Pediatrics

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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.