Toxicology/Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty Researchers

Faculty Research Interests
Richard W. Browne, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences;
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Clinical biochemistry of oxidative stress (OS) in human health and disease.
James B. Knaak, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
Paul J. Kostyniak, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Epidemiology and Environmental Health;
Director, Toxicology Research Center
Toxicology of heavy metals, chlorinated organics and antidote development.
Marilyn E. Morris, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Drug transport and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of drugs.
James R. Olson, PhD
UB Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Epidemiology and Environmental Health,
Director, Division of Environmental Health Sciences;
Associate Director, Toxicology Research Center
Assessing the health risks and biomarkers of exposure, effect and susceptibility to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and persistent halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons.
Richard A. Rabin, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Neurotoxic, hepatotoxic interactions between alcohol use/abuse and exposure to chemicals used in industy, agriculture; various molecular, biochemical, cellular, behavioral techniques used in combination with model systems, including cells in culture and zebrafish, to assess interaction and determine underlying mechanisms for toxicity.
Xuefeng Ren, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, MPH Environmental Health Concentration
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Environmental mutagens and carcinogens, mechanism of carcinogenesis, genetic/epigenetic biomarkers of environment toxicants, tumor suppressor genes, and exposure biology and exposome.
Jerome A. Roth, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mechanism of action of manganese in producing neuronal cell death, resulting in a Parkinson-like syndrome.
Harish C. Sikka, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
 
Aiming Yu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Function of human cytochrome P450 (CYP2D6, CYP3A4) drug-metabolizing enzymes, ATP-binding cassette (ABC) membrane transporters (BCRP/ABCG2, MRP1/ABCC1) in cellular defense against xenobiotic drugs and environmental agents.