About the LSU SRP Team


 

Wayne L. Backes

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pharmacology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans

LSU Superfund Research Program Pollutant-Particle Systems and Xenobiotic Bioactivation research co-leader

 

Tina Black

Assistant to the Director

 

Robert Cook

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Program Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Contaminated Soils research leader

 

Stephania Cormier

LSU Superfund Research Center Director

LSU Superfund Research Program Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Alter Pulmonary Immunologic Homeostasis  research leader

Plough Professor of Pediatrics; Microbiology, Immunology, & Biochemistry; and Physiology and Director of Pediatric Asthma Research Program, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Barry Dellinger 1949-2016

Founder of the LSU Superfund Research Program and former research leader Project 1  Formation and Reactions of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Thermal Processing of Superfund Wastes, 2011-2014.

To read about Dr. Dellinger’s accomplishments and contributions to science click here.

 

Tammy Dugas

Professor, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

LSU Superfund Research Program Oxidative Stress Core leader.  

 

Randall W. Hall

Dr. Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin Endowed Professor in Chemistry, Dominican University of California

LSU Superfund Research Project Computational Core leader

 

Jen Irving

LSU Superfund Research Project Research Translation Coordinator

 

Lavrent Khachatryan

Assistant Professor Research, Louisiana State University Chemistry Department

LSU Superfund Research Project Formation and Reactions of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Thermal Processing of Superfund Wastes research scientist.

 

Slawo Lomnicki

Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University 

LSU Superfund Research Project Formation and Reactions of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Thermal Processing of Superfund Wastes research leader and Materials Core leader

 

Robin McCarley

Barbara Womack Alumni Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Program Training Core leader

     

Erwin Poliakoff

Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Center Structure and Properties of Metal Oxide Particle-Adsorbate Systems research co-leader

  

Margaret Reams

Professor of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University
LSU Superfund Research Center Community Engagement Core leader

 

James R. Reed

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

LSU Superfund Research Center Pollutant-Particle Systems and Xenobiotic Bioactivation research co-leader

 

Phillip Sprunger

Professor of Physics, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Center Structure and Properties of Metal Oxide Particle-Adsorbate Systems research co-leader

  

Kurt J. Varner

Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

LSU Superfund Research Program Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Increase Cardiac Vulnerability to Ischemia research leader

 

Maud Walsh

Professor of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University

LSU Superfund Research Center Research Translation Core Leader

 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers 

Ashlyn Harmon

Postdoctoral researcher, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University

 

Farhana Hassan
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University

 

Jagila Minso Wesley

MPh, MD, Medical-Resident and PCC Fellow at Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Balamurugan Subramanian

Postdoctoral researcher, Chemistry Department, Louisiana State University

 

 

Graduate Students

Ansonia  Badgett  

Graduate Student, Chemistry Department, Louisiana State University

 

Elisabeth Feld-Cook
Graduate Student, Chemistry Department, Louisiana State University

 

Ajit Ghimire

Graduate Student, Environmental Sciences Department, Louisiana State University

 

Xia Guan

Graduate Student, Environmental Sciences Department, Louisiana State University

 

Chuqi Guo

Graduate Student, Environmental Sciences Department, Louisiana State University

 

Cholena Ren

Graduate Student, Chemistry Department, Louisiana State University