Mariah Arnold (Richard Di Giulio, PhD): Researches the effects of mountaintop removal/valley fill coal mining in West Virginia on native fish species, with a particular focus on selenium contamination in the Mud Riverariah.
Andrew Arrant (Cynthia Kuhn, PhD): Focuses on the serotonergic contribution to adolescent risk taking.
Audrey Bone (Richard Di Giulio, PhD): Studies the effects of TiO2 NPs on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixture toxicity to fish under environmentally relevant conditions.
Daniel Brown (Richard Di Giulio, PhD): Studies how early-life exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) affects the development of fish.
Sonja Brun (Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD): Studies the Role of Survivin in Medulloblastoma Tumorigenesis
Elizabeth Chan (Michael S. Krangle, PhD)
Laurel Coons (Kenneth Korach, MD; Donald McDonnell, PhD): Focused on defining the molecular & cellular mechanisms underlying the tissue-selective agonist/antagonist activities of selective estrogen receptor modulators.
Drew Day – First Year ITEHP
Laura Dishaw (Heather Stapleton, PhD): Focused on the evaluation of developmental toxicity and metabolism of the flame retardant, Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) Phosphate (TDCPP).
Kyle Erwin (Margaret Kirby, PhD)
Mingliang Fang (Heather Stapleton, PhD): Research involves the qualification and quantification of novel organic pollutants and metabolism of those compounds in vitro and in vivo.
Claudia Gonzalez (Joel Meyer, PhD): Studies the effects of environmental toxicants like rotenone, paraquat, and others on mitochondrial dysfunction and mitochondrial DNA damage and how it is related to neurodegenerative disorders, using the model organism C. elegans.
Emileigh Greuber (Ann Marie Pendergast, PhD) Researches the role of the Abl Tyrosine kinases in macrophage function
Meng He (Vann Bennett, MD, PhD): Researches mechanisms for Ankyrin-G targeting.
Chelsea Landon (Mark Dewhirst, PhD): Focuses on the use of hyperthermia and copper chelation to overcome cisplatin resistance.
Christopher Leonetti (Heather Stapleton, PhD): Second year ITEHP/Nicholas School of the Environment
Brandon Logeman (Dennis Thiele, PhD): Research is focused on exploring the roles of copper in eukaryotic cells.
Anthony Luz – First Year ITEHP
Laura Macaulay (Heather Stapleton, PhD): Researching metabolism, fate, and biotransformation of chemicals that are used as flame retardants in consumer products.
Pamela Noyes (Heather Stapleton, PhD): Researches dietary exposure to the flame retardant Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209) in several fish species.
Anthony Oliveri (Edward Levin, PhD) – Second year ITEHP / Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Ashley Parks (Lee Ferguson, PhD): Fate, Bioavailability and Effects of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes in Benthic Estuarine Systems
Mamle Quarmyne (John Chute, MD): Title of Research Project is ”Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Sigma (PTPσ) Regulates Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate.”
Simon Roberts (Heather Stapleton, PhD): Studies in vitro metabolism of brominated flame retardants.
John Rooney (Joel Meyer, PhD): Investigates metabolic and behavioral effects caused by mitochondrial DNA damage in the C. elegans model.
Katherine Stencel (Lee Ferguson, PhD): Research focuses on the identification of endocrine disrupting compounds in complex mixtures through the use of receptor-affinity extraction and high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Wei Chou Tseng (Vann Bennett, MD, PhD): Currently studying the role of alternative splicing in ankyrin-G and characterizing the isoform specificity of ankyrin-G protein.
Christopher Ward (Dana Hunt, PhD): Responses of coastal bacterioplankton to environmental perturbation by natural and anthropogenic events
Xinyu Yang (Joel Meyer, PhD): Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity in laboratory suspension and complex environmental media in Caenorhabditis elegans
Shugun Yang (Christopher Counter, PhD):
Lauren Wyatt – First Year ITEHP
Edward Zhu (Rebecca Yang, PhD): Understanding the circuit basis of UV aversion during Drosophila egg-laying site selection