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Nanotoxicology Lab

Current Lab Member Profiles


Dr. Jonathan Shannahan
jonathan.shannahan@ucdenver.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone:  303-724-8216
Dr. Shannahan’s research focuses on formation of a nanoparticle protein corona and how this influences cellular toxicity including uptake, sub-cellular localization and cellular stress responses.  In addition, Dr. Shannahan is interested in the pulmonary and cardiovascular effects of engineered nanomaterials.

Jonathan Shannahan

Dr. Wei Bai
wei.bai@ucdenver.edu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone:  303-724-8216
Dr. Bai is currently working within our NIEHS U19 Center to investigate the response of endothelial and epithelial cells to various nanoparticles.  He is interested in the physicochemical properties that mediate toxicity.  Dr. Bai is also working to develop a high-throughput in vitro assay for nanomaterial toxicity screeing as well as developing a zebrafish model to study toxicity.

Wei Bai

Abdullah Aldossari
Graduate Student
Phone:  303-724-8216
Abdul is investigating the role of scavenger receptors in the recognition and uptake of engineered nanomaterials by macrophages.

Abdullah Aldossari

Indushekhar Persaud
Graduate Student
Phone:  303-724-8216
Indu is investigating endoplasmic reticulum stress responses to nanoparticles as well as mechanisms of endocytosis and intracellular localization.

Indu Persaud

 

Former Lab Members

Dr. Pranita Katwa
Former Graduate Student
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University

Dr. Ramakrishna Podila
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Currently Research Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Dr. Xiaojia Wang
Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, East Carolina University

Aaron Stevens
Former Undergraduate Researcher
Currently Graduate Student, University of Virginia

Susan Hilderbrand, M.S.
Former Research Associate
Currently Adjunct Instructor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College

Josh Pitzer, M.S.
Former Research Associate
Currently Research Associate, East Carolina University