Analytical Mass Spectrometry
Direct, Real-Time, Chemical Measurements
Rose is currently collaborating with local Washington State tribal groups to plan and implement community based participatory research projects around sustaining indigenous food systems and healthy diet initiatives and behavioral interventions.
Animal health and well being
Animal selection for disease resistance
Air pollution epidemiology and statistics
Dr. Lahner's research interest focus on field conservation efforts related to marine animal and marine environmental health. Current research includes Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD), sea otter medicine, pinniped disentanglement, and health assessments for standed marine animals.
• Estrogenic compounds/pesticides and their impact on human health
• Role of nutrition in altering gene expression epigenetically
• Disproportionate chemical burden in minorities
• Atrazine/Triazine and Breast, Prostate, and Uterine Cancer
To develop and utilize new molecular-based methodology to improve the detection and surveillance of infectious diseases in clinical and environmental samples.
My research focuses primarily on the effects of naturally occurring marine seafood toxins on wildlife and human health. My studies encompass four main topics: 1) pathways of trophic transfer of algal toxins through marine foodwebs, 2) assessment of acute and chronic exposure risks, 3) identification of physiological health impacts related to low level chronic exposure, and 4) development of biomarkers of chronic exposure and disease.