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Toxicology

Toxicology Faculty and Staff

Dr. Kevin Baer Kevin N. Baer, Department Head of Toxicology
Waste Management Endowed Professor of Toxicology

Ph.D., Northeast Louisiana University, 1988
Postdoctoral, University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Research:  The evaluation of biochemical and physiological indicators of environmental stress in aquatic organisms, including low molecular weight metal binding proteins (metallothionein) end c-P450 enzyme systems.  Endocrine modulation following exposure to toxicants and subsequent alterations of reproduction and embryo development in fish.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/toxicology/baer 
Dr. Babu Dinesh Babu, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Food Science (Food Toxicology), Oklahoma State University, 2010
Postdoctoral, University of Arkansas

Research interests: Food toxicology, food microbiology, immunology and molecular biology research pertaining to food safety and detection of microorganisms and toxins in foods. Efficacy testing of natural antimicrobials, Safety evaluation of food ingredient and phytochemicals on human and animal health

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/toxicology/babu
Shannon Banks Shannon Banks, Instructor/Academic Advisor

M.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeast Louisiana University

B.S., Toxicology, Northeast Louisiana University

Teaching Interests: Forensic Toxicology, Environmental Risk Assessment
Dr. Blaylock Benny L. Blaylock, Dean

Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1989
Postdoctoral NIEHS (Research Triangle Park)

Research:  Description of immune modulation induced by xenobiotics and the mechanism(s) responsible for the modulatory effects.
John Herrock John Herrock, Instructor

M.S. Biology, Northeast Louisiana University

B.S., Biology, Northeast Louisiana University

Teaching Interests: Industrial Hygiene
Dr. Hari Mehendale Harihara M. Mehendale, Professor

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1969
Postdoctoral, University of Kentucky and NIEHS (Research Triangle Park)

Research:  Hepatotoxicology, Pulmonary Toxicology, Renal Toxicology and Mechanisms of Toxicity.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/toxicology/mehendale
Dr. Meyer Sharon A. Meyer, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1984
Postdoctoral, Harvard Medical School and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Research:  Hepatotoxicity, neurotoxicity, hematotoxicity and disturbances in thyroid hormone homeostasis of herbicides and other nitrogenous compounds.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/toxicology/meyer 
Dr. Burton Suedel Burton C. Suedel, Adjunct Professor

M.S., Biology, University of North Texas
Ph.D.,Biological Sciences, University of Mississippi
Research Biologist and Risk Integration Team Leader, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg MS
Barbara White Barbara White, Administrative Assistant

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