Student Research Projects

This page provides a searchable database of culminating projects (theses, dissertations, practicums and projects) completed by students receiving graduate degrees from our department.

To access complete UW DEOHS student theses and dissertations, visit the ResearchWorks Archive.

Year Graduate Degree Degree Option Title Faculty Advisor Project Type
2018 Kevin Heffern MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Comparative effects of cadmium, zinc, arsenic and chromium on olfactory-mediated neurobehavior and gene expression in larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) Evan Gallagher Thesis/Dissertation
2017 Breana Bennett MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Characterizing the Neurodevelopmental Pesticide Exposome in an Agricultural Children’s Cohort Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Carly Wilder MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Organotypic Modeling Platform for Adverse Outcome Pathways of Male Reproductive and Developmental Processes Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Rebekah Petroff MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Toxicokinetics of Domoic Acid in Nonhuman Primates Thomas M. Burbacher Thesis/Dissertation
2016 Catherine Marie Tamaro MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Characterization of Organophosphate Pesticides in Urine and Home Environment Dust in an Agricultural Community Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2014 Eunmi Hwang MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Association between Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Particles and Glutathione in Epithelial Lining Fluid of the Lung in Glutathione-Deficient Mice Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Hee Yeon Kim MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Effects of Chlorpyrifos Exposure on Proliferation and Differentiation in Human Neural Progenitor Cells Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Ju Young Park MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Toxicokinetics of Domoic Acid (DA) in Pregnant and Non-pregnant Mice After Repeated Oral Administrations Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2013 Jessica Youngblood MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Longitudinal Approaches for Metagenomic Characterization of the Puget Sound for Environmental Health Surveillance Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2012 David Scoville MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Differential Susceptibility to Quantum Dot Induced Lung Inflammation: A System Genetics Approach Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
2012 Marissa Smith MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Using a Biokinetic Model to Quantify and Optimize Cortisol Measurements for Acute and Chronic Environmental Stress Exposure in Maternal and Child Health Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Chunyan Zhou MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Effects of Prenatal Ethanol Exposure on ABC Cholesterol Transporters and Cholesterol Levels in the Developing Rat Brain Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Kristen Cosselman MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Science and Policy: Blood Pressure Response to Controlled Diesel Exhaust Exposure in Human Subjects & Factors Influencing Air Quality Policy Implementation and Success Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Samantha Erb MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Inhalation of Diesel Exhaust in Human Subjects and Gene Expression in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes Joel D. Kaufman Thesis/Dissertation
2011 Leah Tait MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Modulation of Paraoxonase 2 (PON2) in the CNS Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Sarah Armel MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Urinary Porphyrin Excretion in Normal and Autistic Children James S. Woods Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Cassandra L. Fok MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Effect of Antioxidants on Lipopolysaccharide-induced and Hydrogen Peroxide-induced Toxicity on MES23.5 Cells David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Suping Huang MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Neurotoxicity of Polybrominated Dipheyl Ether (PBDE) Congeners in Mice Cerebellar Granule Neurons Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
2009 Stephen Krival MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Principle Components Characterization of Liver Tissue Metabolites in Glutamate Cysteine Ligase Transgenic Mice Treated with Acetaminophen Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Eva Browne MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Role of Biotransformation in Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Accumulation in Puget Sound Chinook Slamon (Onchorhyncus tshawytscha) Evan Gallagher Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Joshua Frederick Robinson MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Differential Sensitivity and Response to Metal-induced Neural Tube Defects Using a Comparative Mouse Model Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2008 Karen L. Jansen MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Role of Paraoxonase (PON1) in Modulating Toxicity of Mixtures of Organophosphorus Compounds Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
2007 Li Li MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Carbachol Prevents Oxidative Stress-mediated Apoptosis Induced by Domoic Acid in Cerebellar Granule Cells Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Kyung-Hoon Kim MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Identification of Chormosomal Aberrations in DMBA/TPA-Induced Skin Tumorigenesis in p19ARF-and p53-Deficient Mice Using Microarray-Based Comparative Genome Hybridization Christopher Kemp Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Ami Tsuchiya MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Fish Consumption and Mercury Exposure Among Japanese Women Living in the Puget Sound Area Thomas M. Burbacher Thesis/Dissertation
2006 Mary Trute MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Characterization of Hepatic Glutathione S-transferases in Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Evan Gallagher Thesis/Dissertation
2005 Heather Klintworth MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Signaling Mechanisms of Paraquat-induced Apoptosis Zhengui Xia Thesis/Dissertation
2005 Joshua Robinson MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Examination of Metal-Induced Cell Cycle Alterations and Apoptosis in C57BL/6 and SWV Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2005 Jing Chen MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Effect of Ethanol on the Synthesis and Efflux of Cholesterol in Astrocytes Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Nicole M. DeFrank MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Computing Model of Radiation-Induced Abnormalities of the Neocortex Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Kathleen M. Bradley MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Effects of Phytochemicals on AFB1-mediated Genotoxicity in HepG2 Cells David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Eva Dale MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Effect of PM2.5 on Exhaled Nitric Oxide: An Intervention Field Study Jane Q. Koenig Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Kelly Marie Schumacher MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Toxicokinetic and Toxicodynamic Factors Affecting Chlorpyrifos Development Toxicity Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
2004 Lisa Marie Smith MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Effects and Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Toxicity of Seattle Particulate Matter in the Apolipoprotein E Knockout Transgenic Mouse Daniel L. Luchtel Thesis/Dissertation
2003 Helene LaVire MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Analysis of Gene Expression Biomarkers of Metal Exposure in Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) from Anaconda Smelter Site, MT Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
2003 Kathleen Newhouse MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) MAP Kinase Signaling Mechanisms of Rotenone-induced Toxicity in Human Dopaminergic SH-SY5Y Cells Zhengui Xia Thesis/Dissertation
1999 Michael Rosato MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Multiparameter Analysis of Surface Receptor Expression and Cell Cycle Progression in Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1999 David Mayfield MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Effects of in utero Methylmercury Exposure on Vision and Hearing in Nonhuman Primates, Macaca fascicularis Thomas M. Burbacher Thesis/Dissertation
1998 David Suchard MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Heart Rate Variability in Farm Workers Exposed to Organophosphate Pesticides Keifer Thesis/Dissertation
1998 Melinda Vredevoogd MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Gene Expression Patterns as Potential Biomarkers of Heavy Metal Exposure in Terrestrial Ecosystems Faustman Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1997 Sean Quigley MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) RNA Amplification and Reverse Northern Analysis to Measure Gene Expression Changes in MeHg Exposed Mice Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
1997 Jason Vanloo MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Role of a Glutathione S-transferase Pi Polymorphism in Determining Susceptibility to Disease David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
1997 Min Wei MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Exposure to 60hz Electromagnetic Fields Increases the Proliferation of Human Astrocytoma Cells Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Timothy Takaro MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Glycophorin A: A Potential Bio-Marker for the Mutagenic Effects of Pesticides Harvey Checkoway Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Patti Allen MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Determination of Point Mutation s in Exons 5-9 of the p53 Gene in Child Brain Tumor Samples Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Cara Carty MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Microsomal Epoxide Hydrolase Protein Activity and Expression in Human Liver Curtis J. Omiecinski Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Michaela Horn MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Role of glutathione S transferase Mu and Theta polymorphisms in determing susceptibility to esophageal and stomach cancers David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Margaret Cianciola MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Temporal Relationships between Spot and 24-hour Urinary Mercury Levels and their Association with Other Measures of Mercury Exposure Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Anne Vielmetti MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) A Retrospective Interpretation of PCB Concentrations in Fish Tissue David A Kalman Thesis/Dissertation
1996 Catherine Villaroman MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Detection of Cytochrome P450 mRNA in Tissue Sections and Cell Lines Using Enzyme-labeled Fluorescense in Situ Hybridization Curtis J. Omiecinski Thesis/Dissertation
1995 Kristine Kalbfleisch MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Discrimination and Concept Learning in Infant Macaca Fasicularis Exposed in Utero to Methanol Thomas M. Burbacher Thesis/Dissertation
1995 Lisa McConnachie MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Effects of Repeated Exposure and Pregnancy on Methanol Clearance in Non-Human Primates Exposed via Inhalation Thomas M. Burbacher Thesis/Dissertation
1995 Michael Kunnen MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Characteriztion of Glutathione Peroxicase Activity in Oxygen Resistant Mouse P19 Embryocarcinoma Cells with Exposure to Hyperoxia Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
1995 Shunan Li MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Detection and Localization of Gamma-Glutamylcystine Synthetase mRNA Following Mercury Treatment in Mouse Brain James S. Woods Thesis/Dissertation
1995 Allen Dicus MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Design and Construction of a Competitive PCR Template for Gamma-Glutamylcysteine Synthetase Terrance J. Kavanagh Thesis/Dissertation
1994 Catherine R. Rogovin MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Neurobehavioral Effects due to Prenatal Low Level Methylmercury Exposure in Mice Steven G. Gilbert Thesis/Dissertation
1993 Lalita Uppala MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) An In Vivo and In Vitro Comparison of the Toxicity of Advanced Composite Materials Daniel L. Luchtel Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Tia M. Leber MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Comparison of Body Burdens Produced by Inhalation and Dermal Exposure to Xylene Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Trudy A. Thomas MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Teratogenic Effects of Retinoic Acid in an In Vitro Rat Embryo Culture System Daniel L. Luchtel Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Denise M. Laflamme MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Effects of Transforming Growth Factor ß on Differentiation: An In Vitro Investigation Using Primary Embryonic Limb and CNS Cell Cultures Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Stephen R. Channel MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Regulation of Intracellular Glutathione in a Rat Diploid Hepatic Epithelial Cell Line David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Carol A. Trenga MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Effect of Styrene Oxide on Brain Glutathione Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Julia A. Richards MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Characterization of Glutathione S-transferase in Human Mononuclear Leukocytes Toward the Epoxides of Aflatoxin B1, Benzo(a)- pyrene, Trans-stilbene, and p-nitrostyrene David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
1990 Carol Sweeney MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Expression of Differentiated Characteristics in Rodent Embryo Central Nervous System Cell Cultures: Effects of Chemical Exposure Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1987 Ming Shi MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Development and Characterization of a Morphologi-cal Scoring System for Madaka (Oryzias Latipes) Embryo Culture: Evaluation of the Devel-opmental Toxicity of N-nitroso Compounds Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1986 Priscilla Anderson MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Metabolism of methyl parathion in isolated hepatocytes and subcellular fractions David L. Eaton Thesis/Dissertation
1986 Brian E. McDonald MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Memory impairment following repeated organophosphate exposure Lucio G. Costa Thesis/Dissertation
1986 Frances Geissler MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) Embryotoxicity of Aflatoxin B1 in the Rat Embryo In Vitro: Role of Biotransformation Elaine M. Faustman Thesis/Dissertation
1986 Audree Pedemonte MS Environmental Toxicology (Tox) The Isolation and Characterization of a Rabbit Epoxite Hydrolase cDNA Clone Curtis J. Omiecinski Thesis/Dissertation