2014 Featured Publications

Beckman, J, et al. Oral Treatment with CuII(atsm) Increases Mutant SOD1 In Vivo but Protects Motor Neurons and Improves the Phenotype of a Transgenic Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. J Neurosci. 2014 Jun 4;34(23):8021-31. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4196-13.2014.

Kile ML, Houseman EA, Baccarelli A, Quamruzzaman Q, Rahman M, Mostofa G, Cardenas A, Wright RO, Christiani DC. Effect of prenatal arsenic exposure on DNA methylation and leukocyte subpopulations in cord blood. Epigenetics 2014; 9:0 - -1; PMID: 24525453; http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/epi.28153

O’Connell SG, Kincl LD, Anderson KA. 2014. Silicone Wristbands as Personal Passive Samplers. Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/es405022f  (Press Release)

O'Donnell EF, Koch DC, Bisson WH, Jang HS, Kolluri SK. 2014. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Mediates Raloxifene-induced Apoptosis in Estrogen Receptor Negative Hepatoma and Breast Cancer Cells.  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/45321 (Press Release)

Anderson KA, Seck D, Hobbie KA, Traore AN, McCartney MA, Ndaye A, Forsberg ND, Haigh T, Sower GJ.  2014. Passive Sampling Devices Enable Capacity Building and Characterization of Bioavailable Mixtures along the Niger and Senegal Rivers of Africa. Philosophical Trans B, The Royal Society Biological Science. 369(1639)

Greenberg MS, Chapman PM, Allan IJ, Anderson KA, Apitz SE, Beegan C, Bridges TS, Brown SS, Gargill JC, McCulloch MC et al..  2014. Passive Sampling Methods for Contaminated Sediments: Risk assessment and management. Integr Environ Assess Manag, 10: 224–236. doi: 10.1002/ieam.1511


Featured Highlights

Air Quality: Impacts of Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling

Highlights the collaborative research project of the University of Cincinnati Community Outreach and Engagement Core, the Oregon State University Community Outreach and Engagement Core, and the lab of Dr. Kim Anderson


Mobile Exposure Device: Linking air pollutants to asthma

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences along with the Environmental Health Sciences Center at Oregon State University teamed up with Beyond Toxics in Eugene, OR to investigate the community's concerns about asthma prevalence in school children.

The study device is composed of three parts: A mobile phone, a silicone wristband, and a portable spirometer.


Image courtesy of Daniel Coleman, PhD candidate in the Indra lab.

EHSC Investigators Tackle Cancer

Highlights the research of: Dr. Emily Ho, Dr. Debbie Mustacich, Dr. Siva Kolluri, and Dr. Arup Indra




  • Congratulations to Joe Beckman for being honored as a "Distinguished Professor". Read More 
    His presentation "Why study ALS at OSU?" is available on-line.

  • Molly Kile is working with the Harney County Public Health Department officials to help county residents test their private wells for arsenic. Read More
  • Molly Kile and Kim Anderson received funding from EHSC looking at flame retardant exposure and child development.  Read more
  • The Discovery Award was presented to Joe Beckman for distinguished achievements in neuroscience. Beckman has shed light on the role of oxidative stress in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. His lab's long-range goal is to understand the causes of ALS and to identify drugs and dietary compounds with the potential to treat the disease. Read more