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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

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

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

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.

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

Location: B429 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-5476

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.

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

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
Interim Director – Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

Location: Food Safety, Rm 315

Phone: (517) 353-3786

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

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: B142 Life Sciences

Phone: (517) 432-7763


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