We are a dynamic group of scientists that have active, diverse but
related interests in the toxins, bacteria, viruses and chemicals
that play a role in terrorist threats and in toxic agents in our
workplaces, homes, and the environment. Wright State University
is well equipped for this research by having BSL3 containment, and
chemical agent facilities. We are funded to explore hazards and
mechanisms of action for this diverse range of toxic threats. Our
research techniques include state-of-the-art genomics, proteomics,
and NMR-based metabolomics, as well as sensitive analytical methods.
Students trained in this area will be exceptionally well-prepared
for a scientific career in biodefense, chemdefense or toxicology.
Follow the links for each faculty member below to discover more
thorough descriptions of our research programs.
David Cool, Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of intracellular sorting
of prohormones [home][e-mail]
Eric Fossum, Ph.D. Dendrimers (highly branched polymers). [home][e-mail]
Jeff Gearhart, Ph.D., Chemical and biological warfare agents
Roger Gilpin, Ph.D. Protein-based chromatography; mass spectrometry
Saber M. Hussain, Ph.D. Molecular toxicology, in vitro toxicity
evaluation of nanoparticles [bio][e-mail]
Jim Lucot, Ph.D. Neurochemical/behavioral response to toxins [home][e-mail]
James N. McDougal, Ph.D. Skin irritation. Biologically-based pharmacokinetic
modeling of chemical interactions of the skin [home][e-mail]
Mariana Morris, Ph.D.
Neuroendocrinology/cardiovascular function [home][e-mail]
Ramzi Nahhas, Ph.D. Body composition, CVD risk factors, statistical methodology for longitudinal data analysis and missing longitudinal data [home][e-mail]
Ioana E. Pavel, Ph.D. Bio-nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, physical chemistry [home][e-mail]
Nicholas V. Reo, Ph.D. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies
of liver metabolism; hepatotoxicity and effects of peroxisome proliferators
Courtney Sulentic, Ph.D. Cellular and molecular immunotoxicology.
Dawn Wooley, Ph.D. Mechanisms of retroviral variation and pathogenesis