Graduate Bulletin



David O. Carpenter, M.D., Harvard Medical College.
Electrophysiologic investigations of synaptic transmission; neurotoxicology of metals, PCBs and endogenous biochemicals.

John B. Conway, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Biological water quality associated with human health problems.

Kenneth Demerjian, Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Mechanisms of polluted and clean atmospheres.

Liaquat Husain, Ph.D, University of Arkansas.
Atmospheric chemistry and transport; atmospheric transport of trace chemical constituents with emphasis on aspects pertaining to acid rain.

Kenneth W. Jackson, Ph.D. Imperial College.
Fundamental and applied ultratrace analytical chemistry; electrothermal atomic spectrometry.

Laurence S. Kaminsky, Ph.D., Cape Town University.
Mechanisms of action of toxifying and detoxifying systems, particularly cytochromes P-450.

David A. Lawrence, Ph.D., Boston College.
Cellular, molecular and biochemical investigation of the effects of environmental factors on the immune system, and the regulatory interactions between the nervous and immune systems.

David L. Martin, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.
Regulation of presynaptic function, expression of transmitter synthesizing enzymes, functions of glial cells, particularly GABA.

John Matuszek, Ph.D., Clark University.
Risk analysis; waste management; environmental transport of airborne and waterborne pollutants.

Volker Mohnen, Ph.D., University of Munich.
Air pollution, with special emphasis on atmospheric chemistry and aerosol physics.

G-Yull Rhee, Ph.D., Cornell University.
Biodegradation of organic pollutants and aquatic microbiology as related to water pollution.

Meyer J. Wolin, Ph.D., University of Chicago.
Microbial ecology and microbial biochemistry in anaerobic and methanogenic ecosystems.

Jonathan R. Wolpaw, M.D,. Case Western Reserve.
Neurophysiology; electrophysiology of central neuron system of primates and humans.

Associate Professors

Kenneth M. Aldous, Ph.D., Imperial College.
Instrumental methods of analysis of environmental pollutants and their significance to human health.

Brian Bush, Ph.D., University of Leeds.
Trace analysis of pollutants and physiologically important molecules, including PCBs and catecholamine neurotransmitters.

George A. Eadon, Ph.D., Stanford University.
Mechanisms of environmentally significant chemical processes; mass spectrometry.

Michael J. Fasco, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Molecular basis for drug interaction and tumor metastasis.

Edward F. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Yale University.
Environmental Epidemiology; Exposure Assessment; Human Health Effects; PCBs; Dioxins.

John F. Gierthy, Ph.D., University of Vermont.
Interactions of xenobiotics, estrogens, and breast cancer.

Nancy Kime Kim, Ph.D., Northwestern University.
Toxicological evaluations; exposure assessment; risk assessment; structural activity correlations; quantitative relationships between toxicological parameters.

Karim A. Rimawi, Ph.D., University at Albany.
Dosimetry and radiation protection; radiation and public health.

Richard F. Seegal, Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Neurotoxicity of halogenated hydrocarbons and heavy metals; effects of steroid hormones on central nervous system neurotransmitter function.

William Shain, Ph.D., Temple University.
Mechanism of action of compounds toxic to the nervous system, e.g., alcohol and PCBs.

Adjunct Associate Professor

William N. Stasiuk, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Water pollution control, chemical treatment and filtration; industrial waste management.

Assistant Professors

Katherine Alben, Ph.D., Yale University.
Physical-chemical, instrumental and mathematical methods to evaluate processes for adsorption of organic contaminants from water.

Ellen Braun-Howland, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Occurrence and control of pathogens in the environment; molecular detection of environmentally significant organisms.

Liang T. Chu, Ph.D., Princeton University.
Experimental studies of heterogeneous reactions occurring in the stratosphere and troposphere.

Xinxin Ding, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Structure, function, and regulation of olfactory cytochrome P450 and implication in human toxicology.

Vincent A. Dutkiewicz, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Gas and particulate partitioning; atmospheric receptor modeling and source contributions.

Charles O. Kunz, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Indoor radon, indoor air quality, environmental radioactivity.

Vergine Madelian, University of Massachusetts.
Signal transduction. Regulation of second messengers and phosphodiesterases.

Patrick W. O'Keefe, Ph.D., Oregon State University.
Chemistry and analysis of chlorinated dioxins and related compounds in the environment.

Pravin P. Parekh, Ph.D., Bombay University.
Trace element geochemistry, analysis and application to environmental problems.

Patrick J. Parsons, Ph.D., University of London.
Trace element analysis in biological samples; graphite furnace AAS; lead poisoning; aluminum toxicity.

Thomas M. Semkow, Ph.D., Washington University.
Numerical models of radon transport; nuclear chemistry and physics.

Karen Sklenar, Ph.D., UC Berkeley.
Reservoir and watershed management and the impact upon drinking water quality; problems caused by algae growth in reservoirs.

Abigail Snyder-Keller, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.
Developmental neuroanatomy and neurotoxicology; transplantation in the nervous system.

David Spink, Ph.D., University of Maryland.
Applications of mass spectrometry in environmental chemistry and toxicology.

William F. Tivol, Ph.D., University of California.
High-voltage electron microscopy, electron diffraction crystallography, analytical electron microscopy.

Vernon E. Walker, Ph.D., Duke University.
The development and validation of biological markers for determining human exposure to potential chemical carcinogens.

Robert A. Waniewski, Ph.D., George Washington University.
Glial transport and metabolism of amino acid neurotransmitters; astrocytes as neurotoxicant target sites and their role in disease states.

Tadashi Yoshinari, Ph.D., Dalhousie University.
Studies of microbial processes that are the sources and sinks of atmospheric trace gases, including methane and nitrous oxide.

Xianliang Zhou, Ph.D., Dalhousie University.
Method developments and deployments for the measurements of important atmospheric species.

Lei Zhu, Ph.D., Columbia University.
Cavity ring-down optical spectroscopy to probe carbonyl compounds in the atmosphere.

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Mary Brophy, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
CIH, comprehensive practice in industrial hygiene. Ergonomics (office, low back injury, repetitive motion).

Simon D. Spivack, M.D., SUNY Syracuse, MPH Harvard.
Molecular Epidemiology in lung carcinogenesis. Individual susceptibility to lung disease.

Jay Silkworth, Ph.D., Albany Medical College.

Clinical Assistant Professors

Robert Briggs, Ph.D., Albany Medical College. Mass spectrometry of environmental pollutants.