WSLH Research Support Center

 

Experts in WSLH Research

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Application of in vitro and cell culture models to study the toxicity of atmospheric particulate matter (PM)
      • Development of methods to assess the toxicity potential of PM, with focus on oxidative stress, inflammation and cytotoxicity
      • Using small fish models to study developmental toxicity of environmental pollutants, with focus on persistent organics and endocrine disruptors
      • Employing molecular biology techniques, especially gene expression analysis to help elucidate mechanisms of toxicity in variety of areas: aerosol toxicity, endocrine modulation, reproductive and developmental toxicity
      • Application of Whole Effluent Testing and related tests as tools of environmental biomonitoring

 

    • Specialty Areas

 

Patrice Held, PhD, FACMG

    • Specialty Areas
      • Newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism and endocrine disorders
      • Newborn screening for hemoglobinopathies
      • Identification and confirmation of inborn errors of metabolism in children and adults
      • Education of parents and healthcare providers regarding public health issues in newborn screening

 

 

Jocelyn Hemming, PhD

    • Specialty Areas
      • Development of methods to monitor effluents, surface waters and drinking waters for endocrine disrupting compounds
      • Exploring the significance of exposure to endocrine modulating compounds to public and ecosystem health
      • Assessment of trace metal bioavailability and uptake by aquatic organisms
      • Determining the toxicity of atmospheric particulates to aquatic organisms
      • Using tools of biomonitoring to assess environmental health

 

Vanessa Horner, PhD, FACMG

    • Specialty Areas
      • Clinical genetics diagnostics (prenatal, postnatal, oncology)
      • Genetics of developmental disorders
      • Molecular genetics tumor profiling
      • UW Collaborative Genomics Core (UWCGC)

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Forensic toxicology
      • Drugs of abuse testing in biological matrices
      • Oral fluid testing (both roadside and laboratory)
      • Method development and validation using SWGTOX and ABFT guidelines
      • Training for law enforcement, attorneys and judges on the effects of alcohol and drugs on human performance

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Assessment and analysis of toxins produced by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
      • Identification of freshwater phytoplankton
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) and sediment toxicity testing
      • Development and improvement of aquatic toxicity testing methods

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Developing measurement and chemical characterization tools to quantitatively understand the origin and impacts of air pollution on human health, climate and sensitive ecosystems
      • Air quality issues relating to indoor, urban, regional and global air pollution
      • Air quality modeling
      • Measurement of atmospheric pollutants
      • Measurement of air pollution source emissions
      • Aerosol dynamics
      • Development of air pollution control strategies

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Trace element biogeochemistry of rivers and associated watersheds
      • Nutrient and trace element cycles in inland and Great Lakes
      • Colloid mediated processes in surface and groundwaters
      • Biogeochemistry and cycling of aquatic particulates
      • Analytical chemistry and speciation of metals at ultra-trace levels

 

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Trace element determination in clinical specimens
      • Clinical laboratory external quality assessment
      • Role of the laboratory in emergency response
      • Point-of-care blood lead testing instrumentation

 

 

 

    • Specialty Areas
      • Occupational Health and Safety
      • Indoor Air Quality
      • Home Chemicals including pesticides
      • Whole Air analysis by GC-MS