MCIBS - Molecular Toxicology Faculty
Faculty associated with the molecular toxicology emphasis area of the MCIBS Graduate Degree Program at Penn State, and a summary of their research interests
Faculty are listed in alphabetical order by last name. To see more information about a faculty member, click on his/her name.
Adam GlickAnalysis of the tumor suppressor and oncogenic roles of Transforming Growth Factor Beta in multistage skin carcinogenesis using novel transgenic and knockout mouse models.
Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
Chair, Molecular Medicine Program
Associate Chair, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences
Vivek KapurResearch in my Laboratory seeks to define the basic mechanisms by which pathogenic microbes successfully infect, colonize, and cause disease in their hosts. The research effort is organized along two thematic lines: microbial pathogenomics, including host response to infection molecular epidemiology, including the study of population genetics of microbes A related research component seeks to translate the results of our laboratory-based investigations into improved diagnostic tests and methods for microbial identification, as well as to investigate opportunities for developing new generations of antimicrobial vaccines and therapeutics.
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Joshua LambertDietary polyphenols in prevention of obesity and fatty liver disease; efficacy and mechanisms of action of food-derived phytochemicals in prevention of lung cancer; biotransformation, bioavailability and potential hepatotoxicity of dietary phytochemicals
Assistant Professor, Food Science
Curtis OmiecinskiTranscriptional regulation by the nuclear receptors CAR and PXR; molecular genetics of human microsomal epoxide hydrolase.
Professor of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair
Co-chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Molecular Toxicology