Post-doctoral Fellows & Visiting Scientists

Ann Kwiatowski, Ph.D.

Saw Yin OH, Ph.D.

Ghulam Kalimi, Ph.D.

David C. Ackley, Ph.D., DABT

JuLee Kaster, Ph.D.

JJ Park, Ph.D.

BaoGuo Ren, M.D.

Guimeng Li, M.D.

Barbara C. Emde, DVM, Ph.D., DABT

  • Principal Scientist, Rodent Toxicology
    Non-Clinical Safety
    Merck Serono Research, Darmstadt (Germany)

Zhenquan Jiao, Ph.D.,

  • Division of General Management
    Bureau of Disease Control
    National Health and Family Planning Commission
    Beijing, China

Patrick Klein, Ph.D.

Xinzhu Pu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT

  • Research Assistant Professor
    Biological Sciences Department
    Boise State University

Solomon Owumi, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Research fellow
    School of Medicine – Genetics Department, Herzenberg Laboratory
    Stanford University

Binu Philip, Ph.D., DABT

Zemin Wang, Ph.D.

Shaoyu Zhou, Ph.D.

Yuhui (Sherry) Shi, M.D., Ph.D.

Rajendran Sellamuthu, Ph.D.

Zuoqing Yuan, Ph.D.

JianYong Zhang, Ph.D.

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:
    Div. Environmental Health Sciences (Public Health)
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH

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:
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
    The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH

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

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

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

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:
    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:
    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

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

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:
    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

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

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
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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

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
    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
    Indianapolis, IN

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

Yinbin Liu, Ph.D. – 2012-2016 Indiana University (Environmental Health)

  • Current Position:
    Postdoctorate Fellow
    Department of Nutrition Science
    Purdue University