Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Environmental Health

The environmental health research at School of Medicine can be divided broadly into two groups

  • Toxic effect of environmental chemicals
  • Bio-organisms and human health

The following is the list of names of faculty and their area of Research

Charles Blake, PhD Molecular changes in reproductive organs and exposure to flame retardant Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Gregory Brower, DVM, PhD Environmental chemicals and Cardiac disorder

Alvin Fox, PhD Rapid detection of biological warfare agents and anthrax vaccine

Karen Fox, PhD Rapid detection of biological warfare agents and anthrax vaccine

Holly LaVoie, PhD Molecular changes in reproductive organs and exposure to flame retardant Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Suzanne McDermott, PhD Effect of exposure to environmental chemicals and infection during pregnancy on adverse brain development and childhood disability

Mitzi Nagarkatti, PhD Environmental chemicals (dioxin) and bio-toxins (staphylococcal enterotoxin) as immunotoxicants- effects on immune-regulation, -development, and autoimmune diseases.

Prakash Nagarkatti, PhD   Effect of environmental pollutants on immune response; fetal basis of adult disease

Jennifer Nyland, PhD Environmental Toxicants  (mercury)-effect on autoimmune inflammatory coxsackievirus-induced myocarditis; contaminated fish consumption and biomarkers of autoimmune dysfunction in humans. Toxic effects of fluorescent siloxane nanoparticles