White, Lori A.
Phone: 732-932-9763, ext. 128
Ph.D., Dartmouth Medical School, 1996
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Molecular mechanisms of xenobiotic-induced pathologies.
Biochemistry, Toxicology, and Biochemical Mechanisms of Microbiology.
Memberships and Professional Service
Gordon Conference attendee, Mechanisms of Toxicology, 2006; Research Advisory Committee, Busch Biomedical Research Grants, 2005; George H. Cook Honors Committee, 2005-present; Member, Harbor consortium, 2003-present; Member, Society of Toxicology and The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Principal Investigator, Exploratory Research Grant, Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, 2004-2005; Principal Investigator, "Development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model system to screen for botanical compounds that alter glucose metabolism," NIH Botanical Research Center, 2004-2007; Prinicpal Investigator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), "Role of AhR/Arnt Signaling Pathway in Carcinogenesis," 2004-2008.
Academic Interests and Plans
The focus of my laboratory is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of xenobiotic exposure and to link these molecular changes to xenobiotic-induced pathologies. Currently, our research is focused on the effects of the environmental contaminant dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlordibenzo- p -dioxin: TCDD) and retinoic acid on matrix remodeling using both in vitro and in vivo model systems. By utilizing both model systems, our goal is to identify biologically relevant molecular targets of the signaling pathways that are activated by exposure to environmental contaminants.