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* = Indicates labs that are training graduate students and/or Post-docs. The availability of training slots in these labs is dependent on the funding status of the PI.

Jack Harkema, DVM, PHD, DACVP, ATSF Jack Harkema, DVM, PHD, DACVP, ATSF
University Distinguished Professor
Pathobiology & Diagnostic Investigation, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 212 Food Safety and Toxicology
Phone: (517) 353-8627
Email: harkemaj@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: To understand the pathologic basis of health effects caused by environmental and occupational air pollutants
Using laboratory animal models of respiratory, cardiovascular, autoimmune and metabolic diseases to explore how chronic diseases effect susceptibility to toxicity caused by inhaled toxicants (ozone, particulate matter and silica dust)
With the overall goal to experimentally elucidate cellular, molecular or biochemical targets for interventions to prevent (or treat) adverse effects caused by air pollution

JR Haywood, Ph.D. JR Haywood, Ph.D.
Assistant VP, Office of Regulatory Affairs

Location: Olds Hall
Phone: (517) 353-7147
Email: haywood12@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Our research program is focused on neurotransmitter regulation and function in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in normotensive and hypertensive animals.

Colleen Hegg, Ph.D. Colleen Hegg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B439 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 432-2339
Email: hegg@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: The Hegg lab research is focused on adult neurogenesis and investigates (1) the role and mechanisms of signalling of various trophic factors and (2) the effects of environmental pollutants on neurogenesis.

Sachi Horibata, Ph.D. Sachi Horibata, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Precision Health Program
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building (2nd floor)
Email: horibat2@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Cancer drug resistance mechanisms and identification of therapeutic targets for personalized cancer treatments.

William F. Jackson, Ph.D. William F. Jackson, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology  

Location: B429 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-5476
Email: jacks783@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Examination of how arterioles in the microcirculation sense their environment; the role of smooth muscle and endothelial cell ion channels in the regulation of calcium signaling; vascular cell signaling related to vasodilation and vasoconstriction.

Brian P. Johnson , Ph.D. Brian P. Johnson , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and BioMedical Engineering

Lab Website: http://johnsonlab.iq.msu.edu/                                                                               

Location: B420 Life Sciences
Email: bjohnson@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Our laboratory leverages digital manufacturing and automation to construct and test models of development and disease.

David A. Juckett, Ph.D. David A. Juckett, Ph.D.
Professor (Fixed Term)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 909 Fee Rd
Phone: (517) 884-2579
Email: Juckett@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My current research is in the area of biomedical informatics. Working with collaborators from MPC and MSU, I am leading the efforts to build a person-in-pain phenotype model which will be linked to treatment outcomes. Using psychometric tools and natural language processing, our team will build models and test predictions to evaluate whether community medical practices can provide evidence-generating medicine to underpin the development of evidence-based practice tuned to the community setting.

Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D. Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Director – Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Director – Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

Location: Food Safety, Rm 315

Phone: (517) 353-3786
Email: kamins11@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms for impairment of signal transduction cascades and gene expression during lymphocyte activation by drugs and chemicals; mechanism for immune modulation by cannabinoid compounds

Masamitsu Kanada, Ph.D. Masamitsu Kanada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering
Phone: (517) 884-6931
Email: Kanadama@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)

Teresa R. Krieger-Burke, D.V.M., Ph.D. Teresa R. Krieger-Burke, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research Scientist, InVivo Facility

Location: B346 Life Sciences

Phone: (517) 432-7763

Email: kriege29@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Various in vivo efficacy and toxicity models; Drug development process; High-frequency ultrasound

Jack Kottwitz, DVM, Ph.D, CERTAQV Jack Kottwitz, DVM, Ph.D, CERTAQV

Assistant Professor 

Large Animal Clinical Sciences | Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: Veterinary Medical Center - North Building (Wings A - E)

                736 Wilson Rd, Room D200

                East Lansing, MI 48824

Email: kottwitz@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research interests are diverse and include analgesia studies in mega-vertebrates, adverse effects of anesthesia and analgesia drugs used in assisted reproduction, drug efficacy in non-domestic species, and evaluation of sleep as it affects captive wildlife behavior.