Lectures and seminars Seminar with Professor Jack R.Harkema
Jack R. Harkema, DVM, PhD, DACVP, ATSF, is a University Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and the Albert E. and Lois C. Dehn Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU). He has been a mentor of undergraduate, graduate, medical and veterinary students, pathology residents, and postdoctoral fellows for over 30 years in respiratory pathology and toxicology. His research focuses on the elucidation of biological mechanisms underlying airway injury caused by inhaled toxicants. Much of his research has centered on the development of animal models of respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases to investigate how pre-existing illnesses may affect an individual’s susceptibility to environmental or occupational air pollutants. One of his current research efforts is determining how dietary interventions may be used to prevent or treat toxicant triggers of autoimmune disease. His academic career has been fostered by a network of productive collaborations reflected in over 250 peer-reviewed publications with co-authors from over 20 units at MSU and 100 national/international laboratories. Jack has been awarded career achievement awards from the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Toxicology, the American Association for Aerosol Research and the International Society for Aerosol Medicine. He has also received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and the Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Society of Toxicologic Pathology.
Toxicologic Pathology of Particulate and Gaseous Air Pollutants: Understanding the pathogenesis of toxicity to develop interventions that protect public health
Associate Professor Per Gerde, Integrative toxicology, KI