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.

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Research Faculty

Research Interests 

Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D. Interaction of cancer chemotherapy agents
Brandon Henderson, Ph.D. Nicotine and menthol systemic effects
Travis Salisbury, Ph.D.  Environmental chemicals on endocrine system
Gary Rankin, Ph.D.  Adverse effects of pesticides and drugs. 
Monica Valentovic, Ph.D. Toxicity of drugs and environmental chemicals 
Eric Blough, Ph.D.  Nanoparticle effects
Umapathy Sundaram, MD Environmental influences on intestinal function 
Wei Li, MD, Ph.D. Alterations in platelet function
Hongwei Yu, Ph.D. Antibiotic adverse effects