Vincent WilsonVincent L. Wilson

Position: Director, CC&E Undergraduate Programs and Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences

Phone: 225-578-1753
Fax: 225-578-4286

Office: 1253 Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Chemistry, Sonoma State College, 1973
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Physical Chemistry, University of California, Davis, 1976
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Pharmacology & Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1980




ENVS 1127 Honors Introduction to Environmental Sciences
ENVS 3999 Undergraduate Research (laboratory research experience)
[BIOL 3999, ZOO 3950, ZOO 3951, NS 4991, NS 4992, and MBIO 3999]
ENVS 4500 Environmental Toxicology: Introduction and Applications
ENVS 7050 BIOL 7901 – Departmental Seminar in Biological Sciences
ENVS 7100 Environmental Toxicology
ENVS 7623 Toxicology I [Cross-listed as BIOL, CBS & FDS]
ENVS 7626 Toxicology IV: Genetic Toxicology [Cross-listed as BIOL, CBS & FDS]
ENVS 7995 Environmental Seminar


1997- Scientific Advisory Committee, Trisomy 21 Incorporated.
1997- Treasurer, Board of Directors, Trisomy 21 Research Foundation.
2008- Louisiana Advisory Commission on Pesticides, Louisiana State Government
2011- Dean’s Outstanding Award, Academic Year 2010-2011, School of the Coast & Environment, LSU


Wilson, V.L. and P.A. Jones. 1983. Inhibition of DNA methylation by chemical carcinogens in vitro. Cell 32:239-246.

Wilson, V.L. and P.A. Jones. 1983. DNA methylation decreases in aging but not in immortal cells. Science 220: 1055-1057.

Wilson, V.L., R.A. Smith, J. Longoria, M.A. Liotta, C.M. Harper, and C.C. Harris. 1987. Chemical carcinogen-induced decreases in genomic 5-methyldeoxycytidine content of normal human bronchial epithelial cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 84:3298-3301.

Wilson,V.L., Q. Wei, K.R. Wade, M. Chisa, D. Bailey, C.M. Kanstrup, X. Yin, C.M. Jackson, B. Thompson, and W.R. Lee. 1999. Needle-in-a-Haystack detection and identification of base substitution mutations in human tissues. Mut. Res. Genomics 405:79-100.

Wilson, V.L., B.C. Tatford, X. Yin, S.C. Rajki, M.M. Walsh, and P. LaRock. 1999. Species-specific detection of hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria. J Microbiol Methods 39:59-78.

Wilson, V.L., X. Yin, B. Thompson, K.R. Wade, J.P. Watkins, Q. Wei, and W.R. Lee. 2000. Oncogenic base substitution mutations in circulating leukocytes of normal individuals. Cancer Res. 60:1830-1834.

Wilson, V.L., K.R. Wade, X. Yin, and R.J. Albertini. 2001. Temporal delineation of sequential HPRT mutations arising in vivo in a T-cell clone with a mutator phenotype. Mutat Res 473: 181-199.

Tapp RA, Feng J, Jones JW, Carlson JA, & Wilson VL (2007).  Single base instability is promoted in vulvar lichen sclerosus. J Invest Dermatol 127: 2563-2576.

Tseh-Lin M., A. Rohwedder, J. Mysliborski, K. Leopold, V.L. Wilson and J.A. Carlson. 2008. HPV Vulvitis revisited: detection of epidermodysplasia verruciformis-associated HPV genotypes. J Cutaneous Pathology 35(3): 259-72.

Cole D.N., J.A. Carlson, and V.L. Wilson. 2008. Human germline and somatic cells have similar TP53 and KRAS gene single base mutation frequencies. Environ Mol Mutag 49(6): 417-425. [Epub 2008 April 16; DOI: 10.1002/em.20390]

Daigle H, Cole D, Carlson JA, Lee WR, & Wilson VL (2009)  Ethylene dichloride disruption of fertility in male mice. The Bentham Open Toxicology J 3: 35-42.

Carlson J.A., Murphy M., Slominski, A, and Wilson V.L. (2011) Chapter 13: Skin       Cancer: Evidence of Skin Field Cancerization;  In Clinical Utility of Molecular Signatures in Cancer Fields; Gabriel D. Dakubo, Editor; Nova Science Publishing, Inc.

Wilson, V.L. 2011. Environmental Toxicology: Carcinogenesis. Encyclopedia of Sustainable Science and Technology. Robert A. Meyers, Editor; Springer Science Publisher.

Wilson, V.L. 2012. Environmental Toxicology: Carcinogenesis. Encyclopedia of Sustainable Science and Technology. Section: Environmental Toxicology; Robert A. Meyers, Editor; Springer Science Publisher, New York; pp. 3595-3620.  (DOI:10.1007/978-1-4419-0851-3)

Wilson VL (2012).  Carcinogenesis as the sum of its parts. Disruptive Sci & Tech 1(2): 110-115. (doi:10.1089/dst.2012.0021)

Wilson VL (2013) Environmental Toxicology: Carcinogenesis;  Chapter 10 in Environmental Toxicology: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainablility Science and Technology; Ed A. Laws, Editor; Springer Science Publisher, New York, 2013; pp. 203-238.

Wilson VL (2013).  Carcinogenesis marked by initiation. Disruptive Sci & Tech 1(3): 149-153.