Alumni

Post-doctoral Fellows & Visiting Scientists

Ann Kwiatowski, Ph.D.
1993-1996

Saw Yin OH, Ph.D.
1995-1996

Ghulam Kalimi, Ph.D.
1994-1997

David C. Ackley, Ph.D., DABT
1997-1999

JuLee Kaster, Ph.D.
1996-1999

JJ Park, Ph.D.
1998-2001

BaoGuo Ren, M.D.
1998-2001

Guimeng Li, M.D.
1999-2000

Barbara C. Emde, DVM, Ph.D., DABT
1999-2001

  • Principal Scientist, Rodent Toxicology
    Non-Clinical Safety
    Merck Serono Research, Darmstadt (Germany)
    Email: barbara.emde@merckgroup.co

Zhenquan Jiao, Ph.D.,
2001-2003

  • Division of General Management
    Bureau of Disease Control
    National Health and Family Planning Commission
    Beijing, China
    Email: jiaozhenquan@hotmail.com

Patrick Klein, Ph.D.
2001-2003

Xinzhu Pu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT
2004-2010

  • Research Assistant Professor
    Biological Sciences Department
    Boise State University
    Email: puxinzhu@hotmail.com

Solomon Owumi, Ph.D.
2006-2007

  • Postdoctoral Research fellow
    School of Medicine – Genetics Department, Herzenberg Laboratory
    Stanford University
    Email: seowumi@stanford.edu

Binu Philip, Ph.D., DABT
2006-2008

Zemin Wang, Ph.D.
2007-2010

Shaoyu Zhou, Ph.D.
2008-2010

Yuhui (Sherry) Shi, M.D., Ph.D.
2008-2009

Rajendran Sellamuthu, Ph.D.
2011-2012

Zuoqing Yuan, Ph.D.
2013-2014

JianYong Zhang, Ph.D.
2013-2014

Doctoral & Graduate Students

Janine R. Shulok, Ph.D. – 1982-1987 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Studies on the Cellular Effects of Hematoprphyrin Derivative in Normal and Neoplastic Bladder Cells.

Bruce A. Barut, Ph.D. – 1982-1988 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Development and characterization of a murine transitional cell carcinoma metastatic model.

Randall J. Ruch, Ph.D. – 1984-1988 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Inhibition of hepatocyte gap junctional intercellular communication by tumor promoters.

Christopher M. Weghorst, Ph.D. 1985-1989 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Dissimilar patterns of phenobarbital mediated hepatocellular tumor promotion in chemically initiated neonatal mice.
  • Current Position:
    Professor
    Div. Environmental Health Sciences (Public Health)
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH
    Email: cweghorst@cph.osu.edu

Zijian Xie, Ph.D. – 1987-1990 Medical College of Ohio (Pharmacology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Effects of endogenous amphiphilic compounds, intracellular calcium, and intracellular pH on the gap junctional coupling between myocyte: Possible role in myocardial ischemia.
  • Current Position:
    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH
    Email: Zi-Jian.Xie@utoledo.edu

Lydia D. Schafer, Ph.D. – 1989-1991 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Dissertation Topic: The effects of the barbiturate compounds on cell proliferation in heptic tissue of B6C3F1 mice and F-344 rats.

Karen L. Steinmetz, Ph.D., DABT – 1991-1996 Medical College of Ohio (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Transforming growth factoralpha and rodent hepatocarcinogenesis.
  • Current Position:
    Director Mammalian Toxicology
    Mammalian Toxicology Department
    SRI International
    Menlo Park, CA
    Email: karen.steinmetz@sri.com

Stephen Bachowski, Ph.D. – 1992-1995 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Investigation into the Role of Oxidative Stress in the Mechanism of Dieldrin Hepatoxicity in the B6C3F1 Mouse.

Kyle L. Kolaja, Ph.D., DABT, Fellow, ATS 1992-1996 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Vitamin E Modulation of Dieldrin-Induced Hepatic Focal Lesion Growth in Mice.
  • Current Position:
    Vice President, Business Development
    Marketing and Sales Department
    Cellular Dynamics
    Greater New York City Area
    Email: kyle@cellulardynamics.com

Craig M. Zwickl, Ph.D.1992-1998 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: An investigation of intrathymic and medullary mechanisms of butadiene metabolite-mediated toxicity to mouse thymocytes.
  • Current Position:
    Sr. Research Scientist
    Computational ADMET Department
    Eli Lilly & Company
    Indianapolis, IN
    Email: zwickl_craig_m@lilly.com

Jiazhong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. 1995-1998 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Induction of oxidative stress in rat brain and rat astrocytes by acrlonitrile (ACN).
  • Current Position:
    Pathologist
    Cincinatti, OH

Jason S. Isenberg, M.D., Ph.D. 1994-1999 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: The role of mitochondrial dysfunction and enhanced apoptosis in the anticarcinogenic activity of rotenone.
  • Current Position:
    Otolaryngologist
    Madison, WI

Elizabeth Julien, Ph.D. – 1996-1999 Indiana University (Neurobiology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Assessing health risk from concurrent dietary exposure to multiple organophosphorus insecticides: An investigation of methods.

Joe Zhang, Ph.D., M.D., DABT 1996-2000 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Mechanisms of acrylonitrile-induced morphological transformation in Syrian hamster embryo SHE cells. 
  • Current Position:
    Senior Director and Head of Nonclinical Safety
    Roche R&D Center (China)
    Pudong, Shanghai
    Email: joe.zhang@roche.com

Kristin Horn, Ph.D. – 2001-2004 Indiana University (Neurobiology)

  • Dissertation Topic: The Role of Oxidative Stress and Caspase Activation in Ethanol-Induced Cell Loss in the Developing Rat Cerebellum. 
  • Current Position:
    Senior Research Investigator
    Pharmaceuticals Department
    Bristol-Meyers Squibb
    Evansville, IN
    Email: kristin.horn@bms.com

Minerva Mercado-Feliciano, Ph.D., DABT– 2005-2009 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Dissertation Topic: Estrogenic Activity of the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Flame Retardant Mixture DE-71. 

Aditya Bansal, Ph.D. – 2006-2010 Indiana University (Biochemistry)

  • Dissertation Topic: Effects of Choline Kinase Activity on Phospholipid Metabolism and Malignant Phenotype of Prostate Cancer Cells. 

Norman E. Schultz, M.D. 1985-1988 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: Effects of dietary fat on chemically induced hepatic tumorigenesis in the B6C3F1 mouse.
  • Current Position:
    Physician
    Columbus, OH

Patrick J. Schafer, M.D. 1985-1988 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: The effects of paraquat, an oxygen free radical generating compound, on primary mouse hepatocyte cultures.
  • Current Position:
    Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist
    Maumee, OH

Joseph C. Siglin, Ph.D., DABT1986-1990 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: Gender-dependent difference in hepatic tumor promotion/inhibition by alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane in initiated infant mice. 
  • Current Position:
    Corp Senior VP, US Preclinical Site Operations
    Charles River Laboratories – OH
    Email: josephsiglin@crl.com

James Hartnett, M.S. 1988-1990 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: The effects of tumor promoters on gap junctional intercellular communication in rat liver. 

Michael Merceica, M.S. – 1989-1991 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

Jerry Wilkinson, M.S., B.S.N, R.N. 1989-1991 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: Effects of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) and related halogenated compounds on gap junctional intercellular communication in rodent hepatocytes and myocytes in vitro. 
  • Current Position:
    Float-Pool Nurse, Specializing in Chemotherapy Administration
    Marion General Hospital
    Marion, OH
    Email: jwilkinson3@neo.rr.com

Luann Wilkinson, M.S. 1989-1991 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: Comparative examination of the inhibition of gap junctional intercellular communication by selective nongentoxic carcinogens in rodent, primate, and human hepatocytes. 
  • Current Position:
    Assistant Professor
    Marion Technical College
    Marion, OH
    Email (Work): wilkinsonl@mtc.edu
    Email (Home): jwilkinson3@neo.rr.com

John J. McKenzie, M.S., DABT – 1989-1992 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

Rusty E. Rush, M.S., DABT 1989-1993 Medical College of Ohio (Pathology)

  • Thesis Topic: Examination of hepatocyte DNA synthesis in B6C3F1 mice following subchronic exposure to 1,1,2-trichloroethylene.
  • Current Position:
    Site Director
    Charles River
    Preclinical Services – OH
    Email: rusty.rush@crl.com

Cynthia K. McGarvey, M.D. – 1994-1997 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Jamie Bunting, M.S. – 1995-1997 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Current Position:
    Human Resources Coordinator
    City of Virginia Beach
    Virginia Beach, VA

Rod B Thompson, M.S. – 1994-1998 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Liu Yang, M.S. – 1997-2000 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Jason Johnson, M.S. – 1993-1996 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Current Position:
    Principal Research Scientist
    Eli Lilly & Company
    Indianapolis, IN

Cao Jin, M.S. – 1989-1994 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Hongwei Xue, M.S. – 1998-2000 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Current Position:
    Statistical Scientist
    Quintiles
    Albuquerque, NM

Angela Knapp Siesky, M.S. – 1999-2001 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Thesis Topic: Hepatic Effects of 2-Butoxyethanol in Rodents

Jeffery S. Lafferty, M.S., MSPH – 2000-2002 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Jaifeng Meng, M.S. – 1997-2001 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Stacey Corthals, M.S. – 2001- 2004 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

David Smith, M.S. – 2001- 2003 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

Dante Villaviencencio, M.S. – 2003-2006 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Thesis TopicEvaluation of Storage Conditions for Assessing DNA Damage Using the Comet Assay.

K. Lee Stone, M.S., MT (ASCP), NRCC-CHO 2006-2010 Indiana University (Pharm./Toxicology)

  • Current Position:
    Laboratory Safety Manager/Chemical Hygiene Officer
    IUPUI
    Indianapolis, IN
    Email: leestone@iupui.edu

Rami Saadeh, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. – 2011-2015 Indiana University (Environmental Health)

  • Current Position:
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Graduate Program in Public Health
    Marshall University