Toxicology and Environmental Health Research Cluster

Toxicology and Environmental Health Research Cluster (TEHRC) - Coordinator, Monica Valentovic, PhD

The Toxicology and Environmental Health Research Cluster (TEHRC) is a diverse field encompassing research with a multidisciplinary approach in order to better understand the effects of agents on all living systems. Research in this Cluster includes, but is not limited to, the effects of xenobiotics (foreign compounds) on the environment; oxidative stress and effects on cell signaling; renal toxicity of drugs and pesticides; hepatic toxicity of drugs, and the interaction between disease and toxicants.


Basic Science Researcher             Research Interests

Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D                            Interaction of cancer chemotherapy agents

Brandon Henderson, Ph.D                     Nicotine and menthol systemic effects

Gary Rankin, Ph.D                                 Adverse effects of pesticides and drugs

Travis Salisbury, Ph.D                            Environmental chemicals on endocrine system

Monica Valentovic, Ph.D                        Toxicity of drugs and environmental chemicals

Clinical Researcher                         Research Interests

Eric Blough, Ph.D                                   Nanoparticle effects

Wei Li, MD, Ph.D                                    Alterations in platelet function

Uma Sundaram, M.D                              Environmental influences on intestinal function

Hongwei Yu, Ph.D                                   Antibiotic adverse effects