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Category: Toxicology Faculty

Li, Wentao


Wentao Li

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Science; Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program

The research in Dr. Li’s laboratory combines biochemistry, genetics, adductomics and computational approaches to investigate effects of epigenetics and spatial genome organization on environmental carcinogen-induced DNA damage formation, DNA repair, mutagenesis, and carcinogenesis.


Liu, Shaolin


Shaolin Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Center for Neurological Disease Research

Cellular to network mechanisms of olfaction and olfactory dysfunction in diseases including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, traumatic or neurotoxic brain injuries.


Kanthasamy, Arthi


Arthi Kanthasamy

Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology Department

Research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, identifying novel immunomodulatory drugs, discovering biomarkers for diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases related dementia.


Kanthasamy, Anumantha G.


Anumantha G. Kanthasamy

John H. “Johnny” Isakson Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology Department
Director, Center for Neurological Disease Research

Research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, identifying novel druggable targets, discovering prodromal biomarkers and novel reengineered gut microbiome based therapeutics for treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases and related dementia.


Lance, Stacey


Stacey L. Lance

Associate Research Scientist
Toxicology; Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Evolutionary toxicology, disease ecology, impacts of natural and anthropogenic stressors on freshwater vertebrates.


Parrott, Ben

Ben Parrot

Ben Parrott

Assistant Professor
Toxicology; Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Environmental and ecological influences on development, reproduction,
and aging in wildlife and humans.


Guo, Tai L.


Tai L. Guo

Toxicology; Neuroscience

(Immuno)Toxicology of nanobiomaterials and endocrine disruptors; Diabetes, prostate cancer, asthma, probiotics, microbiome; Translational study (


Ye, Xiaoqin


Xiaoqin Ye

Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology

Molecular mechanism of embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors on puberty and early pregnancy.


De La Fuente, Rabindranath

Rabindranath De LaFuente

Rabinadranath De La Fuente

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology
  • ​Regulation of Large-Scale Chromatin Structure and Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression during Oogenesis
  • Role of Chromatin Modifications during Meiosis
  • Cancer Epigenetics and Chromosome Instability


Coffield, Julie

Julie Coffield, Associate Dean of Graduate School

Julie Coffield

Associate Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology; Neuroscience

Neurotoxic agents that alter synaptic transmission. The actions of toxins such as
the Clostridial neurotoxins (Botulinum and Tetanus) at the mammalian neuromuscular junction.