Toxicology Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page. Learn more about Toxicology faculty. The Toxicology Graduate Coordinator is Tai Guo (

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Coffield, Julie

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. Website

De La Fuente, Rabindranath

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 Website

Edwards, Gaylen L.

Gaylen L. Edwards Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function. Website

Filipov, Nikolay

Nikolay Filipov Professor Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Cellular Biology; Toxicology Major research focus areas: Neurotoxicology; Neuroimmunology; Basal ganglia, Neurodevelopmental, and Metabolic disorders. Website

Glenn, Travis

Travis Glenn Professor Environmental Health Sciences; Bioinformatics; Toxicology Environmental Genomics; Crocodilians; Reptilian Genomics; Molecular Ecology. Website

Guo, Tai L.

Tai L. Guo Professor Toxicology; Neuroscience (Immuno)Toxicology of nanobiomaterials and endocrine disruptors; Diabetes, prostate cancer, asthma, probiotics, microbiome; Translational study ( Website

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 …

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. Website

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. Website

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. Website

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. Website

Parrott, Ben

Ben Parrott Assistant Professor Toxicology; Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Environmental and ecological influences on development, reproduction, and aging in wildlife and humans. Website

Stice, Steven

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. Website

Summers, Anne

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. Website

Tompkins, S. Mark

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. Website

Tripp, Ralph A.

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. Website

Viveiros, Maria

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. Website

Wagner, John J.

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. Website

White, Catherine

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. Website

Ye, Xiaoqin

Xiaoqin Ye Professor Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology Molecular mechanism of embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors on puberty and early pregnancy. Website

Zastre, Jason

Jason Zastre Associate Professor Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences; Toxicology Transport, micronutrient, hypoxia, cancer. Website