Current Students


Teresa Martin

Teresa Martin, PhD

is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. John Katzenellenbogen's laboratory in the Department of Chemistry. Her research is focused on determining the effect of botanical estrogens on the molecular conformations of the two estrogen receptor subtypes, ERα and ERß, and then to query the type of co-activators that become recruited by these complexes.
Juanmahel Davila

Juanmahel Davila, PhD

is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Indrani Bagchi in the Department of Comparative Biosciences. His research focuses in evaluating the consequences of pubertal Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and how it affects pregnancy outcome using murine model, as well as the molecular mechanisms of BPA action in the developing uterus.

Noah Bindman, PhD

is a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Dr. John A Katzenellenbogen in the Department of Chemistry. His research focuses on the discovery and design of small molecule inhibitors and activators of the transcription factor Forkhead Box M1 (FoxM1). This transcription factor is necessary for cell proliferation and its modulation has been shown to facilitate recovery from endothelial cell injuries, resolution of inflammation after toxic insult, and cancer therapy.

Emily Radlowski, PhD

is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Rodney Johnson in the Department of Animal Sciences. Her current research is focused on the molecule triclosan and its effect on neurocognitive and white matter development, using a piglet as a model for a human neonate.
Alison Hantak

Alison Hantak

is a predoctoral fellow working with Dr. Milan Bagchi in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Her research interest focuses on molecular cues within the uterus involved in the events of early pregnancy. Her current research is looking at the effect of low doses of the estrogenic compound bisphenol A (BPA) on uterine epithelial proliferation and hyperplasia. She will also look at expression of Hand2 (heart and neural crest derivatives expressed 2), a progesterone regulated factor in the endometrium, in response to BPA exposure.
Matthew Biehl

Matthew Biehl

is a predoctoral MD/PhD student in the lab of Dr. Lori Raetzman in the department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. His current research is focused on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors that modulate the development of the hypothalamus. Some extrinsic factors such as bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine disruptors are thought to be linked with obesity later in life. His interest lies in the effect of prenatal exposure to such chemicals on the birth of the neurons which regulate feeding.
Kirsten Eckstrum

Kirsten Eckstrum

is a predoctoral fellow training in Dr. Lori Raetzman’s laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. Her research focuses on identifying the mechanism by which endocrine disrupting chemicals affect the proliferation of pituitary progenitor cells and the differentiation of the gonadotrope lineage during the critical postnatal window.

Anthony Cam

is a predoctoral fellow working with Dr. William Helferich in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. His research explores the effect of processing-induced food toxicants in thermally-abused frying oil on breast cancer progression using a high-fat and bio-luminescent in vivo model of metastasis.