Toxicology

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
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. Roseanne M. Lorenzana is a Ph.D. toxicologist including a residency program in general toxicology and field investigation, plus more than 25 years experience in federal and state environmental agencies (now retired), as well as affiliate academic appointments. Dr. Lorenzana is also a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.
Kathi Lefebvre
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Kathi received a B.A. in Biology from Whitworth College in 1989, an M.S. in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001. She began working at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center as a National Academy of Sciences NRC Post-doctoral Fellow in 2001.
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.
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.
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.
Debra Cherry
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
James S. Woods
Faculty Member | October 07, 2019
Our general area of research focuses on the gene-environment interactions that explain susceptibility of humans to toxicity from heavy metal exposures. Heavy metals such as mercury and lead are important public health hazards, because they accumulate in the brain and other organs, causing cognitive deficits, personality changes, and impaired motor function.
Michael S Morgan
Faculty Member | October 07, 2019
Since earning his advanced degree in Chemical Engineering (MIT) and receiving post-doctoral training in Respiratory Physiology (Harvard School of Public Health), Dr. Morgan has spent thirty-seven years teaching and studying the human response to inhalation of air contaminants, including the products of combustion and volatile solvents.
John C. Kissel
Faculty Member | October 04, 2019
Dr. Kissel has a history of research related to human exposure to environmental contaminants. One aspect of this work involves characterization of human dermal contact with soils and sediments.
David A. Kalman
Faculty Member | October 04, 2019
David Kalman is a professor in the Environmental Health program. He is a chemist by training, earning his doctorate from the University of Washington in 1978. He joined the faculty in that year and has held numerous positions including director of the Environmental Health Laboratory and director of one graduate degree program and (currently) director of undergraduate degree education.
David L. Eaton
Faculty Member | October 04, 2019
Dr. Eaton received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in 1978. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in Toxicology at KUMC, he joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1979.