Environmental Toxicology Research Program
The University of Mississippi

Graduates of the ETRP Program

A degree in the ETRP prepares a student for an exciting career a variety of fields, as you can see by clicking on the link below. You will be able to view a list of students who have graduated the ETRP program, and see where they are working now.

2017 Graduate

Dennis Carty, Ph.D.

Current Position: Drug Safety/Discovery Toxicologist, Boehringer Ingelheim; Dissertation Title: Characterizing the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicities of Cannabidiol and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Advisor: Dr. Kristie Willett

2015 Graduate

Faisal Albaqami, Ph.D.

Current Position: Instructor; Dissertation Title:  Saffron Extract and Its Active Constituents as Preventative and/or Treatment Agent for Prostate Cancer, Advisor: Dr. Kristie Willett

2014 Graduates

Adam Hawkins, Ph.D.

Current Position: Laboratory at LG Hausys; Dissertation Title: Effects of nanosilver and silver nitrate exposure on fathead minnows (Pimephales Promelas) and zebrafish (Danio Rerio), Advisor: Dr. Kristie Willett

Mindi Ansley

Current Position: Environmental Scientist, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Biloxi, MS.
M.S. Thesis Title: Characterizing innate immunity in the Hawaiian coral Montipora capitata, Advisor: Dr. Deborah Gochfeld

2013 Graduates

Cole Easson, Ph.D.

Instructor and Research Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)

Thesis Title: “Individual and Population Responses of a Common Caribbean Sponge, Aplysina cauliformis, to Combinations of Natural and Anthropogenic Stressors”, Advisor: Co-Advisors, Dr. Marc Slattery and Dr. Deb Gochfeld

Frank Booc, M.S.

Thesis Title: “Benzo[a]pyrene Effects on Fundulus heteroclitus Reproductive Endpoints”, Advisor: Dr. Kristie Willett

Kimberly Foster, M.S.

Thesis Title: “Synthesis and evaluation of naturally occurring halogenated bipyrroles in a relevant marine species, Fundulus heteroclitus


2012 Graduates

Sylvester Lee, M.S.

Co-Founder/CEO at Emerge

Thesis Title: “Adaptive Tolerance to Ocean Acidification in the Marine Sponge Chondrilla nucula


Meghan Dailey, M.S.

TDI-Brooks International in College Station Texas

Thesis Title: “Temporal and Spatial Assessment of PAHs in Water, Sediment, and Oysters as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill”


2010 Graduates

Suzanne Childress Seale, M.S.

Adjunct Professor – Northwest Mississippi Community College

Thesis Title: “Behavioral and transcriptional effects of acrylamide in rat pups”


Lindsay Krentz O’Donahue

Laboratory Technician – Los Angeles County Sanitation District

Thesis Title: “The effect of ethynylestradiol, benzo(a)pyrene and a mixture of the two on the sex change event in the hermaphroditic bridled goby, Coryphopterus glaucofraenum


Kelley Ivey Ezell

Research Technician – Anatomy Dept., Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona

Thesis Title: “Real time drug abuse by measurement of influent wastewater in sewage treatment plants”


2009 Graduates

Crystal Warren, M.S.

Tennessee Department of Environmental Quality

Thesis Title: “Monitoring effects of Hurricane Katrina to the Mississippi Gulf Coast”


Yuhui (Linda) Hu, M.S.

Research Technician in the Cancer Research Program – Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute, North Carolina Central University

Thesis Title:”Ethanol teratogenesis in Japanese medaka: A morphometric, biochemical, and epigenetic analysis”