This highly-qualified expert has her Masters, PhD and postdoctoral training in the area of environmental toxicology. She continues to work in this area, focusing primarily on the long term effects following exposures to halogenated hydrocarbons. In addition, her research activities involve the study of drug metabolism and nuclear hormone receptors. Her teaching activities (to dental, medical, graduate and undergraduate students), encompass the disciplines of toxicology and pharmacology. The focus here is understanding how exposures to certain chemicals (drugs or toxicants) elicit specific effects resulting in either therapeutic benefit or damage to certain tissues and how that impacts overall health.
B.S., South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, Chemistry
M.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Food Science/Food Toxicology
Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Food Science/Toxicology;
Honors and Awards: Chemistry Departmental Scholarship, South Dakota State University, 1981 Music Departmental Scholarship, South Dakota State University, 1981-1983
Former, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Northwestern University Medical School
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, Michigan State University.
Former, Assistant Professor, Joint Appointment, Toxicology Program, University of Kentucky
Former, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Kentucky Medical School
Former, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology, University of Kentucky Medical School
Current, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, major KY university