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We offer a Biomedical Science Graduate program with students pursuing Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a focus in Toxicology.
Jacob Ross Dunbar, III, B.S, M.S, Ph.D.; May, 1987.
Dissertation title: Lung Paraquat Content and Effects on the Lung Glutathione Antioxidant System, NADPH and Polyamines Resulting from Intravenous Coinfusion of Paraquat and Putrescine to Rats.
CURRENT POSITION: Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
Sherry Kay Cox, Ph.D.; May, 1988.
(Ph.D., University of Tennessee, May, 2003.)
Master's Thesis title: The Toxicokinetics of 1,3 Butylene Glycol Versus Ethanol in the Treatment of Ethylene Glycol Poisoning.
CURRENT POSITION: Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of the Pharmacology Laboratory
University of Tennessee
College of Veterinary Medicine
Thane Scott Thurmond, Ph.D.; May, 1995.
Dissertation title: Indomethacin Reduces Splenic Red Pulp Macrophage Population in New Zealand White Rabbits.
CURRENT POSITION: Regulatory Toxicologist
5100 Paint Branch PKWY
College Park, MD 20740
Tessa Serex, Ph.D. DABT; August, 1998.
Dissertation title: In Vitro Assessment of the Toxicity of Cocaine and its Metabolites in the Human Umbilical Artery.
CURRENT POSITION: Senior Research Toxicologist
DuPont Haskell Laboratories
1090 Elkton Rd.
P.O. Box 50
Newark, DE 19714-0050
David Burrows, Ph.D.; December 2004
Dissertation title: Papain, A Novel Urine Adulterant.
Current Position: Laboratory Supervisor
11635 Northpark Dr., Suite 340
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Trista Wright, B.S., Ph. D.; May 2012
Dissertation Research: Effects of Burn Injury on Ethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide in Biological Specimens.
Current Position: Toxicologist
Department of Forensic Science
6600 Northside High School Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019
STUDENT ACADEMIC AWARDS
Delphia Marshall, MSII, received the First Place Award at the Sixth Annual Student National Medical Association's Research Forum, Atlanta, GA, 1990, for her research entitled "Evaluation of the Chromatographic and Immunological Methods for the Detection and Confirmation of Flumazenil, a Benzodiazepine Antagonist in Urine" and "GC/MS Method for the Determination of Flumazenil in Plasma and Urine".
Scott Thurmond, M.S., received the Second Place Award at the Southeastern Regional
Chapter of the Society of Toxicology,Knoxville, TN, 1994, for his research entitled
"Toxicopathology of Indomethacin in the Spleen of Ovariectomized Estradiol Supplemented,
New Zealand White (NZW) Rabbits".
Tessa Long, B.S., received the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, Athens, GA, 1997, for her research entitled "Comparison of the Effects of Cocaine, Norcocaine and Cocaethylene on the Vasoconstrictive Response to Serotonin and Norepinephrine in the Human Umbilical Artery".
Tessa Long, B.S., received the Second Place Award at the Fourteenth Annual Student Research Forum of East Tennessee State University in the Senior Graduate Student Division - 1997, for her research entitled "5HT(2) Antagonist Ketanserin Blocks the Vasoconstrictive Toxicity Produced by Cocaine in Isolated Human Umbilical Arteries".
Tessa Long, B.S., received a Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Travel Award to the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Seattle, WA, 1998, to present her research entitled, "5HT2 Antagonist Ketanserin Blocks Potentiation of Norepinephrine Vasoconstriction Produced by Cocaine in Isolated Human Umbilical Arteries."
Tessa Long, B.S., received an Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Albuquerque, NM, 1998, for her research entitled, "In vitro Assessment of the Toxicity of Cocaine and its Metabolites in the Human Umbilical Artery."
David Burrows, M.S., received the Third Place Award at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, Athens, GA, 2002, for his research entitled, "A Fatal Drug Interaction Between Oxycodone and Clonazepam."
David Burrows, M.S., Received the First Place Award for best poster at the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, Chattanooga, TN, 2003 for his research entitled "The Distribution of Sevoflurane in a Sevofulrane Induced Death".
David Burrows, Ph. D., Received an Educational Research Award from the Society of
Forensic Toxicologists, Washington, DC, 2004 for his research entitled "Papain, A
Novel Urine Adulterant".
Trista H. Wright, B.S., Received an Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, San Francisco, CA, 2011 for her research entitled "Comparison of Postmortem Vitreous Humor Ethyl Glucuronide Concentration in Humans and Sprague Dawley Rats Following Ingestion of Ethanol".
Trista H. Wright, Ph. D., Received an Educational Award from the Society of Forensics
Toxicologists, Boston, MA, 2012 for her research entitled "The Effects of Burn Injury
on Blood Ethanol and Ethyl Glucuronide Concentrations".
Trista H. Wright, Ph.D., Received The Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2013 from East Tennessee State University, School of Graduate Studies, April 24, 2013.