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Professor, Oregon State University


  • Ph.D., Environmental Science, Indiana University – Bloomington, 2004
  • Ph.D., Neural Science, Indiana University – Bloomington, 2004


My lab’s research focuses on effects of exposure to environmental pollutants on the immune and nervous systems. While a major focus of our research is on the immunotoxicity of PFAS, we also have explored effects of other persistent organic pollutants. We additionally work to understand how environmental pollutants and other types of chemicals affect how the immune and nervous systems communicate in diseases/disorders such as Gulf War illness, autism spectrum disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental toxicology