Thursday, December 26, 2013

Alum joins University of Rochester Faculty

Josh Allen (’07 Toxicology & Psychology) recently completed his PhD in Toxicology at the University of Rochester. His dissertation research focused on the effects of concentrated ambient ultrafine air pollution on the developing brain in rodents. His work unveiled persistent and sex-dependent neurotoxicity and behavioral toxicity as a result of developmental exposure to human-relevant levels of concentrated ambient ultrafine particles. During his graduate training, Josh became interested in translating his animal model research into human studies utilizing an epidemiological approach. He has recently accepted a position as a K12 scholar and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and will simultaneously pursue graduate-level training in epidemiology. His upcoming research will continue to examine air-pollutant induced neurotoxicity using both basic neurotoxiclogical and epidemiological approaches.

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