Paul J. Kostyniak, PhD, DABT

Clinical Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Contact Information

26 Cary Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-3630 x111
Fax: 716-829-2806

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Research Interests: biological impact of toxic metals on humans, environmental contaminants, generation and use of laboratory data in research studies

Selected Publications

  • Buck GM, Vena JE, Schisterman EF, Dmochowski J, Mendola P, Sever LE, Fitzgerald E, Kostyniak PJ, Greizerstein HB, Olson JR. Parental Consumption of Contaminated Sport Fish from Lake Ontario and Predicted Fecundability. Epidemiol. 2000; 11:388-393.
  • Willsky GR, Goldfine AB, Kostyniak PJ, McNeill JH, Yang LQ, Kahn HR, Crans DC. Effect of Vanadium (IV) compounds in the treatment of Diabetes: in vivo and in vitro studies with vanadyl sulfate and bis(maltolato)oxovanadium(IV). J Inorg Biochem. 2001; 85(1):33-42.
  • Moysich KB, Ambrosone CB, Mendola P, Kostyniak PJ, Greizerstein HB, Vena JE, Menezes RJ, Swede H, Shields PG, Freudenheim JL. Exposures Associated with Serum Organochlorine Levels Among Postmenopausal Women from Western New York State. Am J Ind Med. 2002; 41(2): 102-110.
  • Buck GM, Vena JE, Greizerstein HB, Weiner JM, McGuinness B, Mendola P, Kostyniak PJ, Swanson M, Bloom MS, Olson JR. PCB Congeners and Pesticides and Female Fecundity, New York State Angler Prospective Pregnancy Study. Environ. Toxicol Pharmacol. 2002; 12:83-92.
  • Howard AS, Fitzpatrick R, Pessah I, Kostyniak PJ, Lein PJ. PCBs Induce Caspase-Dependent Cell Death in Cultured Embryonic Rat Hippocampal but not Cortical Neurons via Activation of the Ryanodine Receptor. Toxicol Applied Pharmacol. 2003; 190(1):72-86.
  • Whitcomb BW, Schisterman EF, Buck GM, Weiner JM, Greizerstein HB, Kostyniak PJ. Relative Concentrations of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Adipose Tissue and Serum of Women of Reproductive Age. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2005; 19: 203-213.
  • Buck Louis GM, Weiner JM, Whitcomb BW, Sperrazza R, Schisterman EF, Lobdell DT, Crickard K, Greizerstein H, Kostyniak PJ. Environmental PCB Exposure and Risk of Endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2005; 20(1):279-285.
  • Kostyniak PJ, Hansen LG, Widholm JJ, Fitzpatrick RF, Olson JR, Helferich JL, Kim KH, Sable HJK, Seegal RF, Pessah IN, Schantz SL. Formulation and Characterization of an Experimental PCB Mixture Designed to Mimic Human Exposure from Contaminated Fish. Toxicol Sci. 2005; 88(2): 400-411.
  • Taylor KC, Jackson LW, Lynch CD, Kostyniak PJ, Buck Louis GM. Preconception Maternal Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations and the Secondary Sex Ratio. Environ Res. 2007; 103(1):99-105.
  • Foxenberg RJ, McGarrigle BP, Knaak JB, Kostyniak PJ, Olson JR. Human Hepatic Cytochrome P450-Specific Metabolism of Parathion and Chlorpyrifos. Drug Metab Dispos. 2007; 35(2):189-193.
  • Chen G-D, Chi L-H, Kostyniak PJ, Henderson D. Styrene Induced Alterations in Biomarkers of Exposure and Effects in the Cochlea: Mechanisms of Hearing Loss. Toxicol Sci. 2007; 98(1):167-177.

revised: 2007.11.22