Toxicology

Sharing abundant knowledge
Blog entry | June 29, 2020
For her dedication to teaching and mentoring researchers who study birth defects, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) Professor Elaine Faustman has been awarded the
Safe fishing on the Duwamish
Blog entry | June 23, 2020
Fishing for fun, food and cultural connection is a way of life in the Pacific Northwest. View the videos
Loving the questions
Blog entry | May 27, 2020
Even before she became a public health researcher, Rebekah Petroff was thinking like one. Rebekah Petroff PhD, Environmental Toxicology Hometown North East, PA Future plans A postdoc in human epigenomics at the University of Michigan, and a future academic career.
Connecting the dots between science and impact
Blog entry | December 16, 2019
Rachel Shaffer doesn't flinch from controversy. As a doctoral student in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Shaffer is wading into some of the most heated environmental health issues of our time. Her PhD work in environmental toxicology investigates the connections between air pollution and dementia. That's just the beginning.
DEOHS professor named editor of leading environmental health journal
Blog entry | December 15, 2019
As a physician with a passion for science, social justice and patient care, Dr. Joel Kaufman gravitated to public health from his earliest days as a college student pursuing BA and MD degrees in a combined six-year program.
Cadmium exposure and Alzheimer's risk
Blog entry | December 05, 2019
Exposure to the toxin cadmium, a known human carcinogen, leads to accelerated cognitive impairment, even at levels found in people who do not smoke cigarettes, according to a new animal study from res
Sharing the science on vaping
Blog entry | October 14, 2019
Scientists and health professionals are rushing to assess the health effects of vaping amid a multistate outbreak of lung injuries associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Teachers could play a critical role in helping youth understand the health risks, yet little formal guidance or training for educators currently exists.
Toby Cole
Faculty Member | January 23, 2020
My work focuses on neurotoxicology and behavior, primarily using rodent models. I am interested in the molecular and biochemical bases for inter-individual and inter-species differences in susceptibility to environmental chemical exposures, especially with regard to particularly-susceptible populations.
Daniela Morais Leme
Faculty Member | January 17, 2020
Stephen G. Whittaker
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Research Services Program Manager/Toxicologist employed by the Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (Haz Waste Program) at Public Health-Seattle & King County. Responsibilities include setting the research agenda for the Haz Waste Program and supporting the research needs of both internal and external stakeholders.
Nathaniel Scholz
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Nat is a marine biologist and zoologist by training. He has managed the multidisciplinary Ecotoxicology Program at the Nortwest Fisheries Science Center since 2004. He joined the Center in 1998 as a Postdoctoral Associate with the National Academies of Science and Engineering (National Research Council) after completing a doctorate in zoology from the University of Washington.
Mary Schoen
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Mary Schoen joined Soller Environmental after completing a post-doctoral research position with the US EPA. While with the EPA, Mary developed risk assessment and sustainability assessment tools for natural and engineered water systems. Her work helped to establish the scientific foundation for the development of new 2012 Draft National Ambient Water Quality Criteria.
Anne Riederer
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Anne M. Riederer, MS, MSFS, ScD is an environmental health scientist focused on assessing exposures of young children and pregnant women to heavy metals, pesticides, and other environmental neurotoxicants. Before moving to Seattle, she was: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2010-2012) hosted by Dr.
Rafael Ponce
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Ponce is an Executive Vice President, Nonclinical Development at Shape Therapeutics, a gene therapy company focusing on RNA editing (Seattle, WA). Prior to this position he was Sr.
Marguerite Pappaioanou
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she contributes to the research, teaching, and outreach programs of the Center for One Health Research.
Gretchen Onstad
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
James Meador
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. James Meador is an environmental toxicologist with NOAA Fisheries in Seattle. He earned a Ph.D. in aquatic toxicology from the University of Washington and has more than 30 years' experience in the field. Jim's research interests are fairly broad and include exposure assessment and characterization of toxic effects for metals, PAHs, tributyltin, PCBs, and contaminants of emerging concern.
Therese Frances Mar
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Therese Mar received her PhD in 1998 from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences - Toxicology Program. Her doctoral research was on the toxicokinetics of toluene in men and women under exercising and resting conditions.
Chensheng (Alex) Lu
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Roseanne M. Lorenzana
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Lorenzana's work focuses on study design, community engagement and development of effective community outcomes relating to toxicant exposures coming from the outdoor environment. Her interests include translating science knowledge and research products for use in environmental health decisions and science policy development. Dr.
Kathi Lefebvre
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Kathi Lefebvre is a research biologist at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences.
Marina Guizzetti
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
The focus of my research is the identification of novel mechanisms of glia-neuron interactions involved in brain development and neuronal plasticity. In particular, I am studying mechanisms of neurite outgrowth/dendritic arborization modulated by extracellular matrix proteins and extracellular matrix protease systems expressed and released by astrocytes.
Christopher Gill
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
I have always been fascinated by mass spectrometry and its use as a powerful and sensitive method for chemical measurement and identification. My research interests have always been aimed at direct chemical measurements of trace analytes in complicated, real samples.
Steven G. Gilbert
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Steven G. Gilbert, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), received a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 1986 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, and is a Diplomat of American Board of Toxicology.
Robert Duff
Faculty Member | October 11, 2019
Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1986. Rob's interest's moved from cancer research to toxicology and, in 1993, he received a Master of Science degree from the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Jeanine L. Bussiere
Faculty Member | October 10, 2019
Dr. Jeanine Bussiere is currently Scientific Executive Director of Toxicology at Amgen having moved after the acquisition of Immunex in 2002, where she was the Director of Pharmacology/Toxicology for 3 years. Prior to joining Immunex, Dr. Bussiere was a scientist at Genentech for 8 years.
Paul Darby
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Board-certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medical Director of Occupational Health for Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, WA. Specialist in evaluation and treatment of occupational injury and disease, chemically-related illness, Federally-regulated medical exams (DOT, FAA, USCG, Department of Defense, OWCP, Harborworkers and Longshore, Jones Act).
Sheela Sathyanarayana
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Associate Professor within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Her research interests focus on exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals including phthalates and bisphenol A and their impact on reproductive development. Dr.
Igor Novosselov
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
After receiving my academic training in Mechanical Engineering (fluid dynamics and combustion modeling), my efforts have been aimed at the development of instrumentation and methods for aerosol sampling and characterization.
Edward Kelly
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Kelly earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Palmiter, developing transgenic and knockout mouse models to study the function of the metal-binding protein metallothionein.