Our Research Focus

We are focused on understanding the adverse health effects of environmental toxicants and natural chemicals on nervous and other physiological systems. Three specific projects involve the impact of developmental exposure to flame retardant pollutants on metabolic and behavioral phenotype and neurodevelopmental processes; etiology and pathophysiology of Gulf War illness; and mechanistic investigations of the effects of soybean oil diet on hypothalamic circuits regulating obesity and diabetes.

Courses Taught

CBNS 106 Introduction to Neuroscience

CBNS 120 Cellular Neuroscience: Membrane and Synaptic Phenomena

CBNS 124 Systems Neuroscience

CBNS 129 Brain Control of Bodily Functions

CBNS 135 Educational Outreach Training in Neuroscience

NRSC 201 Neuroscience Laboratory

Graduate Program Affiliation & Research Focus Areas

Research Focus Areas


Neuropeptides and Behavior

Toxicology of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Toxicology of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

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