Dr. Ronald Tjalkens has joined the faculty of the Department of Environmental
and Radiological Health Sciences. Dr. Tjalkens, a toxicologist, comes
to Colorado State from Texas A&M University where he was an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health.
Dr. Tjalkens completed his undergraduate studies at the University
of California - San Diego, and received his Ph.D. in toxicology from
the School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
He was a postdoctoral fellow in neurotoxicology at the School of Public
Health, University of Michigan. In 2001, he joined the Faculty of
Texas A&M. His research focus for the past several years has been
manganese neurotoxicity. Dr. Tjalkens is a member of the Society of
Toxicology and the Society for Neuroscience, and a journal referee
for "Cell Biology and Toxicology," and "Neurotoxicology."
Dr. Elaine Carnevale, DVM, Ph.D., is a new Assistant Professor in
Department of Biomedical Sciences, and a faculty member in the Animal
Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory. Dr. Carnevale, who has
special appointment faculty member at the University since 1999,
conducting research on assisted reproductive techniques for mares
stallions. Another primary area of interest is the aging mare. Research
this area is focused on identifying what age-associated changes occur
follicle and oocyte and on methods that could be used to prevent
these changes. Dr. Carnevale is a graduate of Colorado State University,
receiving her B.S. in 1981, DVM in 1985, and M.S. in 1988. She received
Ph.D. is reproductive physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
1994. Dr. Carnevale is a member of the American Veterinary Medical
Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, International
Embryo Transfer Society, Society for the Study of Reproduction, and
Society for Theriogenology.