Toxicology Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page. Learn more about Toxicology faculty. The Toxicology Graduate Coordinator is Nick Filipov (filipov@uga.edu).

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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.

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Rabindranath De LaFuente

Rabinadranath De La Fuente

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology
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Gaylen L. Edwards

Professor
Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function.

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Nikolay Filipov

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Cellular Biology; Toxicology

Major research focus areas: Neurotoxicology; Neuroimmunology; Basal ganglia, Neurodevelopmental, and Metabolic disorders.

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Travis Glenn

Professor
Bioinformatics; Toxicology

Environmental Genomics; Crocodilians; Reptilian Genomics; Molecular Ecology.

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Tai L. Guo

Professor
Toxicology; Neuroscience

(Immuno)Toxicology of nanobiomaterials and endocrine disruptors; Diabetes, prostate cancer, asthma, probiotics, microbiome; Translational study (http://www.devertigo.com)

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Stacey L. Lance

Associate Research Scientist
Toxicology; Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

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

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Ben Parrott

Assistant Professor
Toxicology; Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

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

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Arthur Roberts

Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxicology

Development of high-throughput structural biology tools, biophysical methods,
NMR, and computer-aided drug-design to investigate drug-protein
interactions and human disease.

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Steven Stice

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar
Regenerative Bioscience Center Director
Neuroscience; Toxicology

We are developing stem cell approaches to repairing bone and nerve injury in addition to
use of stem cells as a tool to screen toxins and potential drug therapies.

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Anne Summers

Professor
Microbiology; Toxicology

Environmental stress biology, using biochemical, biophysical, and ‘omics approaches to define
the roles of toxic metal exposure in chronic and infectious diseases.

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S. Mark Tompkins

Professor
Infectious Diseases; Toxicology

Transmission and pathogenicity of zoonotic influenza virus infection and development
of vaccination and the prevention and treatment of viral infections.

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Ralph A. Tripp

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Chair in Vaccine and Therapeutic Studies
Infectious Diseases; Toxicology

Disease intervention strategies for important human pathogens and emerging infectious diseases of zoonotic origin;
mechanisms of immunity; virus-host interface.

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Maria Viveiros

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Mammalian germ cell and early embryonic development; meiotic chromosome segregation in oocytes;
genomic instability; impact of age and environment on meiotic division.

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John J. Wagner

Professor
Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neurophysiology of the hippocampus, cellular mechanisms of learning and memory, neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and rodent models of addiction.

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Catherine White

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxicology

The influence of gender on the disposition of drugs and drug carriers,
and their subsequent therapeutic or toxic outcomes, and the physiological-based
pharmacokinetic modeling for utilization in predicting toxicity and exposures.

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Xiaoqin Ye

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology

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

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Jason Zastre

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxicology

Transport, micronutrient, hypoxia, cancer.

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