Annette M. Bachand, Associate Professor
Environmental epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, clinical trials and epidemiological methods.
Jennifer Peel, Associate Professor and Section Head
Environmental epidemiology, specifically the health effects of ambient air pollution. Cookstoves, Air Pollution and Health
Thomas J. Keefe, Professor Emeritus
Environmental epidemiology, particularly cancer and organochlorine pesticides and biostatistical methods.
John S. Reif, Professor Emeritus
Health effects of water disinfection byproducts, electromagnetic fields and pesticides, epidemiologic research in human populations, with a focus on applying biomarkers of exposure and effect.
John R. Nuckols, Professor Emeritus, In residence at NIH in Maryland
Exposure assessment in population-based environmental health studies.
Thomas B. Borak, Professor
Radiation physics and dosimetry.
Alexander Brandl, Assistant Professor
Radiation physics and dosimetry, operational health physics, internal dosimetry, radiation protection regulation.
Thomas E. Johnson, Associate Professor and Section Head
Laser safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation.
David Zhang, Assistant Professor
Imaging guided indivudualized radiation therapy.
Shawki A. Ibrahim, Professor Emeritus
The measurement, distribution and transport of natural and man-made radionuclides in the environment and in humans.
F. Ward Whicker, Professor Emeritus
Dr. Whicker is regarded as one of the founders of Radioecology, the field addressing the fate and effects of radioactivity in the environment.
John D. Zimbrick, Professor Emeritus
Development of new biomarkers and biodosimeters for the detection and quantitation of radiation effects, and drugs for the modification of radiation response through the use of biophysical instrumentation, methodologies, and the tools developed by molecular biologists.
Kenneth D. Blehm, Associate Dean and Professor
Noise exposure assessment, noise control, program assessment and human factors (behavior-based safety and error correction).
William J. Brazile, Assistant Professor
Noise exposure; chemical sampling; environment, safety and health management.
David P. Gilkey, Director of Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor
Environmental and occupational human health, complimentary and alternative human health, construction safety and ergonomics, back pain and musculoskeletal pain syndromes among workers.
Kirsten Koehler, Assistant Professor
Stephen J. Reynolds, Professor and Section Head
Development of exposure assessment methods for organic and biological aerosols and the application of these methods for epidemiological investigations of respiratory disease.
John C. Rosecrance, Associate Professor
Cause and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, occupation illnesses and injuries through ergonomics with a specific focus on carpal tunnel syndrome.
Del R. Sandfort, Associate Professor
The delivery of occupational health and safety services to small, high-hazard businesses, physical agents such as noise and electro-magnetic radiation and exposures to specific work populations such as silica exposure in construction and beryllium exposures among dental laboratory workers.
John Volckens, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head
Air pollution characterization and exposure assessment, combustion emissions and associated health effects, semivolatile aerosols, and particulate matter toxicology. See Dr. Volckens’ research pages.
Christopher Allen, Assistant Professor
Dr. Allen's diverse research interests include cell cycle checkpoint, DNA repair, DNA recombination and molecular genetics of cancer.
J. Lucas Argueso, Assistant Professor
Effects of environmental exposure on Copy Number Variation (CNV) and chromosome structure; Genomics of industrial yeast strains and bioethanol fermentation.
Susan M. Bailey, Associate Professor
The potential role of dysfunctional (uncapped) telomeres (as opposed to shortened telomeres) in tumorigenesis.
Joel S. Bedford, Professor
Chromosomal aberrations, studies in radiation genetics and cytogenetics, factors influencing this production, the development of new methodologies for measuring aberrations, the genetic control of radiosensitivity, and radiation induced genomic instability
James Custis, Assistant Professor
Evaluating the response of spontaneously occurring tumors to ionizing radiation.
Susan M. LaRue, Professor
Radiation oncology therapy for pets.
Howard L. Liber, Professor
The mechanisms of spontaneous and radiation-induced mutagenesis in human cells.
F. Andrew Ray, Associate Professor
How the SV40 virus causes cancer traits in normal human cells.
Michael M. Weil, Associate Professor
Michael H. Fox, Professor Emeritus
Mutagenesis studies, developing a mammalian cell based assay for genotoxicity based on using flow cytometry to measure mutations induced by various genotoxic agents.
Hatsumi Nagasawa, Associate Professor - Retired
Greg Dooley, Assistant Professor and Director of Analytical Services
Development of analytical methods utilizing state of the art instrumentation to measure organic molecules of current interest.
Dwayne W. Hamar, Associate Professor
Nutritional ⁄ metabolic diseases in ruminant animals.
William H. Hanneman, Associate Professor
Chemical induction of neuroendocrine disruption and molecular regulation of gene and protein expression.
Takamitsu Kato, Assistant Professor
DNA repair after high LET radiation exposure
Marie E. Legare, Associate Professor and Section Head
Analysis of genes and gene expression.
Howard S. Ramsdell, Associate Professor
The use of biochemical approaches for the study of toxic chemical exposures and effects, biochemical changes caused by toxic chemical exposure and the use of biochemical end points as biomarkers of exposure and effects of environmental toxicants.
Elizabeth Ryan, Assistant Professor
Ronald B. Tjalkens, Associate Professor
Astrocyte biology and calcium signaling, mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenrative disorders, and molecular regulation of neuro-inflammatory genes.
Raymond S.H. Yang, Professor Emeritus
Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) Modeling, Biologically Based Dose Response (BBDR) Modeling, reaction network modeling, chemical mixture toxicology, toxicologic interactions, carcinogenesis ⁄ Neuro-developmental toxicology, risk assessment.
Myra Barrett, Assistant Professor
Equine Musculoskeletal Imaging, particularly multi-modality comparison studies.
Susan L. Kraft, Professor and Director of Imaging Research
Cancer imaging, particularly using with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and positron emission tomography (PET-CT) in translational animal models (pets with spontaneous cancer).
Christopher MaKay, Assistant Professor
Angela J. Marolf, Assistant Professor and Radiology Residency Director and Coordinator
Diagnostic imaging including MRI and ultrasound of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas, thoracic CT, and Doppler ultrasound.
Richard D. Park, Professor
Elissa K. Randall, Assistant Professor
Alejandro (Alex) Valdes-Martinez, Assistant Professor
CONTACT INFORMATIONThe Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) has offices in four facilities. Three of these are in buildings on Main Campus and one is located on the South Campus. The Department Head office, Dr. Jac Nickoloff, is located in the MRB building. Please see the personnel listings for other faculty and staff office locations.
Molecular and Radiological Biosciences
1618 Campus Delivery
Veterinary Teaching Hospital