Marie E. Legare, Associate Professor and Section Head
Ph.D., Neurotoxicology, Texas A & M University.
Parkinson's Disease; Effects of DJ-1 Mutation on Astroglial Cellular Function
Dwayne W. Hamar, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Nebraska.
Nutritional/metabolic diseases, trace mineral imbalances in ruminant
animals, especially copper deficiency in grazing cattle.
William H. Hanneman , Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas A & M University.
Research interests include the development of transgenic mice for genotoxicity screening,
the effects of environmental neurotoxicants and understanding how genomic rearrangements
are involved in carcinogenesis and the discoveryof novel cellular and molecular pathways
influenced by exposure to industrial compounds and/or chemical byproducts.
Takamitsu Kato, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Colorado State University
Research interests include investigating DNA repair after high LET radiation exposure.
Howard Ramsdell, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University.
A major research area is the use of biochemical end points as biomarkers
of exposure and effects of environmental toxicants.
Ronald B. Tjalkens, Associate Professor
Astrocyte biology and calcium signaling, mitochondrial
dysfunction in neurodegenrative disorders, and molecular
Ph.D., Toxicology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
regulation of neuro-inflammatory genes
Raymond S.H. Yang, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Toxicology, Entomology, North Carolina State University.
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.