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We would love to hear from you! Please send us an email which includes the year in which you graduated, degree and any current updates on your life and career, we will then post those on our website.

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Toxicology Alumni:

2000-2016

Bryson Finch
PhD in Toxicology 2015
Dr. Bill Stubblefield's Laboratory

Thesis: Photo-enhanced Toxicity of Oil Constituents and Corexit 9500 to Gulf of Mexico Marine Organisms

Now: Senior Consultant, Compliance Services International, Lakewood, WA

 
Erin Madeen
PhD in Toxicology 2015
Dr. Dave Williams' Laboratory

Thesis: Translational Studies of the High Molecular Weight Polycylic Aromatic Hydrocarbon, Dibenzol[ def,p] Chrysene; Carcinogenesis and Metabolism

Now: John Hopkins School of Medicine

Erin Madeen
Leah Wehmas
PhD in Toxicology 2015
Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Thesis: Nanotoxicity to Nanotherapeutics: Prioritizing Hazard and Anticancer Efficacy of Nanomaterials using the Embryonic Zebrafish Model

Now: Postdoc, EPA, Durham, NC

 Leah Wehmas
Steven O'Connell
PhD in Toxicology 2014
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Thesis: New applications and emerging contaminants: developing silicone passive sampling devices for environmental and novel monitoring applications

Now: Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University

 Steven O'Connell
Edmond O'Donnell III
PhD in Toxicology 2013
Dr. Siva Kolluri's Laboratory

Thesis: Discovery and mechanism of action of anti-cancer compounds targeting the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (restricted)

Now: Albert Einstein Collec of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 Ed O'Donnell
Diana Rohlman
PhD in Toxicology 2013
Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet's Laboratory

Thesis: Investigations of the AhR-induced Treg: transcriptional regulation and suppressive mechanisms

Now: Asst. Professor (Sr. Research), EHSC, Oregon State University

 Diana Rohlman
Norman Forsberg
PhD in Toxicology 2013
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Thesis: From pesticide degradation products to legacy toxicants and emerging contaminants: novel analytic methods, approaches, and modeling

Now: Project Toxicologist at Arcadis, Chelmsford, MA

 Norm Forsberg
Jill Franzosa
PhD in Toxicology 2013
Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Thesis: Consequences of miRNA misregulation on embryonic development and aging

Now: National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, Durham, NC

 Jill Franzosa
Britton Goodale
PhD in Toxicology 2013
Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Thesis: Developmental toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: definging mechanisms with systems-based transcriptional profiling

Now: Postdoc, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, MA

Britton Goodale
Daniel Koch
PhD in Toxicology 2012
Dr. Siva Kolluri's Laboratory

Thesis: Ligand selective regulation of cell growth by the Ah receptor through activation of TGFβ signaling

Now: Postdoc, Oncology, Stanford University, Standford, CA

Dan Koch
Alex Brewer
PhD in Toxicology 2012
Dr. Jennifer Field's Laboratory

Thesis: Addressing wastewater epidemiology limitations with the use of dynamic population surrogates, complementary urinalyses and in-situ experiments

Now: Chemistry Lecturer, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

 Alex Brewer
Katerine Saili
PhD in Toxicology 2012
Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Thesis: Developmental neurobehavioral toxicity of bisphenol A in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Now: Corvallis, OR

 Kate Saili
Lisa Truong
PhD in Toxicology 2012
Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Thesis: Developing rapid in vivo assays to investigate structure response relationships

Now: Asst. Professor (Sr. Research), SARL, Oregon State University

 Lisa Truong
Amy Palmer
MS in Toxicology 2012
Dr. Dave Williams' Laboratory

Thesis: Acute exposure to ethionamide in an Fmo 1/2/4 null murine model

Now: Vet Med at Oregon State University

 Amy Palmer
Sumitra Sengupta
PhD in Toxicology 2010
Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Thesis: Chemical and biological approaches to identify vertegrate tissue regeneration pathways

Now: Postdoc, John Hopkins, New York

Sumitra Sengupta
Julie Layshock
PhD in Toxicology 2010
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Thesis: Beyond the 16 EPA priority pollutant PAHs: environmental characterization of oxygentated PAHs and dibenzopyrene isomers

Now: Lecturer, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Julie Layshock
Kara Hitchko
PhD in Toxicology 2010
Dr. Dave Stone's Laboratory

Thesis: Evaluation of different monitoring strategies for public health protection: harmful algal bloom surveillance at Devils Lake, Lincoln City, OR

Now: Anchor QEA, Environmental Scientist, Seattle, WA

 Kara Hitchko
Juan Muniz
PhD in Toxicology 2009
Dr. Glen Kisby's Laboratory

Thesis: Media for identification and differentiation of Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum types a, b, and c

Now: Drexell University Research Professor, Philadelphia, PA

 Juan Muniz
Sarah Allan
PhD in Toxicology 2011
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Thesis: Development of innovative applications for passive sampling devices: monitoring bioavailability, risk from exposure and environmental mixture toxicity

Now: NOAA Assessment amd Restoration, Anchorage, AK

 Sarah Allan

Lucas Quarles

MS in Toxicology 2009
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Thesis: Development and Application of a New Passive Sampling Device: The Lipid-Free Tube (LFT) Sampler

Now: OMIC USA, Portland, OR

 Lucas Quarles
Gregory Sower
PhD in Toxicology 2009
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Variation of Bioavailable Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Lower Willamette River

Now: Ramboll Environ US, Phoenix, AZ

 Greg Sower

David Castro
PhD in Toxicology 2009
Dr. Dave Williams' Laboratory

Thesis: Critical windows of transplacental carcinogenesis: identifying efficacious approaches to chemoprevention iwth dietary phytochemicals

Now:
Oregon Health & Science University

 David Castro

Kerri Stanley
PhD in Toxicology 2008
Dr. Staci Simonich's Laboratory

Thesis: Semi-volatile organic compounds and developing organisms: accululation in California mountain tadpoles in the field and fish embryo exposures in the laboratory

Now:
Study Director at contract research lab in Boston area

 Kerri Stanley

Richard Scheri
PhD in Toxicology 2008
Dr. Larry Curtis' Laboratory

Thesis: Chlordecone pretreatment promoted subellular distribution of scavenger receptor class B type II to murine hepatic microsomes....

Now:
Food & Drug Administration

 Richard C. Scheri

Angie Perez
PhD in Toxicology 2008
Dr. Kim Anderson's Laboratory

Now:
University of California
San Francisco
Department of Pharmeceutical Chemistry
pereza213@gmail.com

Fond memories:  Bomb's Away Cafe (probably a standard answer), friends from OSU, golf tournaments

 

Lijoy K Mathew
PhD in Toxicology 2008

Dr. Robert Tanguay's Laboratory

Now: 
Postdoctoral fellow
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA-19104  
mathewl@mail.med.upenn.edu 

 

 Lijoy Mathew

Castle Funatake
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2006

Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet's laboratory

Now:
Scientist, R&D Product Development
eBioscience, Inc.
San Diego, CA
cjfunatake@gmail.com

Things I miss: the Fall Picnic, the Christmas Potluck, and Shepherd's Pie from Fox and Firkin.

 castle funatake

Jennifer Duringer
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2003
Dr. A. Morrie Craig's Laboratory

Now:
Research Associate
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxciology
Oregon State University
Jennifer.Duringer@oregonstate.edu

 

 Jenni Duringer

Margarett M. Pratt
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2003

Dr. George Bailey's Laboratory


Post-doc at the National Cancer Institution
Now: Research Associate
Linus Pauling Institue
Oregon State University
m2pratt@yahoo.com
(institutions come and go, free email accounts are (hopefully) forever!

Fond memories: Listening to audio books while sampling fish, meeting new students who are now “old” friends, “Margarita Night” and going to PANWAT.

 Margarett M. Pratt

Jason Sandahl
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2003
Dr. Jeff Jenkins

Current Position: USDA Foreign Agriculture Service, Washington DC

I am a food safety program manager at USDA in charge of international technical assistance programs. My specialty area is in international pesticide policy.

sandahljf@yahoo.com

 Jason Sandahl
 

David Buchwalter
PhD in Toxicology 2002
Larry Curtis/Jeffrey Jenkins

Now:Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology North Carolina State University david_buchwalter@ncsu.edu

 David Buchwalter

Dave Stone
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2001
Dr. Paul Jepson's Laboratory


Now:
Assistant Professor
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Director - National Pesticide Information Center
Dave.Stone@oregonstate.edu

Fond memories – cheap beer night at Bomb’s Away and summers doing research in Krakow, Poland

 dave stone

 

Miltem Yilmazer-Musa
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2001

Now:

Research Associate Linus Pauling Institute
Oregon State University
 571 Weniger Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
 

 

meltem.musa@oregonstate.edu

 meltem@lifetime.oregonstate.edu

 

 
 

Bonnie Bailey
Ph.D in Toxicology 2000
 

 I am currently a project scientist with CardnoENTRIX. I have been doing support work for the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill and am also working with the Global Product Stewardship team.

bonnie.bailey@cardno.com

 

 

Beth Vorderstrasse
Ph.D. in Toxicology 2000

Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet's Laboratory

Now:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wegner Hall, Room 340B
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6534
509-335-8812
509-335-5902 (fax)
vordersb@wsu.edu

 

 

1990-1999

Robert A. Grove
MS Toxicology/Wildlife 1995
Ph.D. Toxicology/Wildlife 2006

Major Professor: Donald R. Buhler

Now:  Wildlife Biologist (Contaminant Research)
U.S. Geological Survey
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
3200 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR  97331
541-752-7911
grover463@comcast.net


Fond memories of working with Gene Johnson and Bobby Loper on developing analytical methodologies for my graduate projects, I learned a lot.  Also meeting and marrying my wife Sam Ebbert who was also working on a Toxicology degree.  The photo is of myself in the top center and colleaques from USGS and USDA - ARS 
Robert Grove 

1980-1989

Dave Williams
PhD, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Major professor Don Buhler

Professor
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
541-737-3277
david.williams@oregonstate.edu

Meeting my wife (Buhler’s secretary) and stealing her away from him; having a panic attack when the elevator got stuck on the way to my thesis defense; more panic when a member of my committee (Don Reed) fell asleep 10 minutes into my talk.

 Dave Williams

1970-1979