Ashlyn Harmon

 

Ashlyn Harmon

LSU SPR Postdoctoral Researcher 

Contact:

Phone: 225-937-7952

Email:  ashlynharmon@lsu.edu

Education:

B.S. Forensic Biochemistry - University of Southern Mississippi

M.S.  Forensic Biochemistry - University of Southern Mississippi

Ph.D. Medical Pharmacology - University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Research interests, expertise:

My project focuses on evaluating the cardiovascular and pulmonary effects of environmentally persistent free radicals, or EPFRs, using both in vivo and in vitro exposures. In vivo studies are performed using mice and exposing them to the EPFR DCB230 for various lengths of time. After exposures, the mice are evaluated for cardiovascular and lung function and these results are compared to mice which were exposed to air only. The in vitro studies are carried out using bronchial epithelial cells exposed to the EPFR MCP230. After the cells are exposed to the particles, markers of oxidative stress are measured and compared to non-exposed cells. The overall goal of my studies is to determine the cardiovascular and pulmonary health effects that result from exposure to EPFRs in order to help establish better protocols and improve public health. Main content.

 

Publications and Presentations:

Superfund Research Program 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina: Reduced Lung Function in Adult Mice after Exposure to Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals is Preceded by Vascular Injury. Ashlyn C. Harmon, Alex Noël, Balamurugan Subramanian, Kurt Varner, Arthur L. Penn, and Tammy R. Dugas.

South Central Society of Toxicology 2016, Little Rock, Arkansas: Reduced Lung Function in Adult Mice after Exposure to Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals is Preceded by Vascular Injury. Ashlyn C. Harmon, Alex Noël, Balamurugan Subramanian, Kurt Varner, Arthur L. Penn, and Tammy R. Dugas.

Society of Toxicology 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana: Pulmonary Inflammation and Injury Caused by Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals is Mediated Through Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor. Ashlyn C. Harmon, Valery Y. Hebert, Stephania A. Cormier, Merilyn Jennings, Wayne L. Backes, Robert Reed, Tammy R. Dugas.

Superfund Research Program 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Pulmonary Inflammation and Injury Caused by Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals is Mediated Through Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor. Ashlyn C. Harmon, Valery Y. Hebert, Stephania A. Cormier, Merilyn Jennings, Wayne L. Backes, Robert Reed, Tammy R. Dugas.