Current Team Members
PhD Graduate Student
Henry is a First-year graduate student in the Environmental Sciences PhD program at Baylor University. He is currently studying the effects of Gold nanotherapeutics on the environment at the end of their life cycle and their use in treating Non-Small Cell Lung cancer in mammalian lung cells. Henry obtained his B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology from Baylor University in 2016. His activities include gathering information on prevalent nanotherapeutics and the compounds that are commonly used in these nanotherapeutics to treat cancer. His activities also include elucidating the potential health risks associated with the recommended doses of each nanotherapeutic along its life-cycle, and analyzing the immune response (i.e. cytokine upregulation or downregulation) and their effect on the JAK-STAT pathway using in vitro model systems.
The three fields that interest him the most are mechanistic toxicology and nanomedicine.
He plans to continue his research in mechanistic toxicology and study toxicological phenomena at the cellular level, as well as report on the outcomes of unexpected exposures to the environment from used nanotherapeutics.”
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE
Andreanna Burman is a junior pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Health Science (Pre-Medical) with a minor in Biology. Andreanna is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Health Honor Society). Andreanna is currently using the iBlot 2 system to construct an immunoblot of Beta-actin in nonhuman cell lines.
Patrick Van Burkleo, B.S.
Environmental Health Science
Patrick Van Burkleo is a recent graduate from Baylor University. He has working knowledge in laboratory skills, geographic information systems (GIS), and environmental & human health risk management.
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