Professor, Physiological Sciences, University of Florida
Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology
Tel: (352) 294-5821
Ph.D. 1994, Genetics, M.D. 1996, University of California, San Francisco
Data Analysis Specialist
Projects involved with: Toxicogenomics, Ecotoxicogenomics
(Microarray Bioinformatics / Data Analysis / Statistical Programming / Biostatistics)
Applying statistical, computational and programming tools to evaluation and validation of algorithms for gene expression data analysis based on microarray experiments (mostly in metal toxicology and plant physiology).
Current research projects are: 1) Use of fish cell lines in ecotoxicology as an alternative to animal toxicity testing; 2) Using Ecotoxicogenomic approaches to produce a biological monitoring tool for regional water quality assessments using the Horneyhead turbot (Pleuronichthys verticals); and 3) Validation of genomic data with chemical exposure profiles from PAHs and pesticides using Daphnia magna.
B.S Biology (concentration in Cell Biology), 1993, Hood College, Frederick, MD
M.S Coastal Zone Studies, Natural Resource Law, and Ecotoxicology, 1997, University of West Florida, Pensacola,FL
Oak Ridge Fellowship, 2002-2008, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio
I'm a graduate student in Molecular toxicology. My projects involve using yeast models and other assays to assess the toxicity of compounds for use in green chemistry initiatives. Other interests include rapid toxicity assessment technologies, environmental risk assessment, and teaching.
B.S. Biology, B.A. English, 2011, University of Michigan
M.P.H. Environmental Health Sciences (Concentration in Toxicology), 2013, University of Michigan
I'm a graduate student in Comparative Biochemistry. My research focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms of cellular iron release, especially in monocytes and macrophages. I'm further interested in studying differences in iron metabolism among the different macrophage populations. My projects also involve using cellular assays to study iron metabolism in different mouse tissues.
B.S Biochemistry, 2008, Lebanese University
M.S Biotechnology, 2013, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon