Dr. Greg Mayer

Associate Professor, Molecular Toxicology


Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of Kentucky  2001

B.S. Microbiology, University of Kentucky  1995


Research Interests:

Molecular Toxicology




ENTX 6300 Molecular Carcinogenesis



Greg Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, at Texas Tech University. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Kentucky, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Kentucky. His teaching and research interests include molecular toxicology and DNA repair processes, as well as the effects of metals and nanomaterials on fish.  Currently, his research group is focused on understanding how environmental stressors affect organisms in near-shore environments.



Selected Publications:


Song Tang, Vinay Allagadda, Hicham Chibli, Jay L. Nadeau, and Gregory D. Mayer. 2013. Comparison of cytotoxicity and expression of metal regulatory genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio) liver cells exposed to cadmium sulfate, zinc sulfate and quantum dots.  Metallomics.  5:1411-1422.


Song Tang, Qingsong Cai, Hicham Chibli, Vinay Allagadda, Jay L. Nadeau, and Gregory D. Mayer. 2013.  Cadmium sulfate and CdTe-quantum dots alter DNA repair in zebrafish (Danio rerio) liver cells. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  272:443-452.


Notch, E.G., Mayer, G.D.  2013. Impact of environmental estrogens on nucleotide excision repair gene expression in embryonic zebrafish.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C.  157:361-365.


Thompson, E.D., Mayer, G.D., Glover, C., Capo, T., Walsh, P.J., and Hogstrand, C. 2012.  Zinc Hyperaccumulation in Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscenscionis) and Its Role in Embryo

Viability. PLoS One 7(10): e46127.


The Department of Environmental Toxicology (ENTX) is the academic home for the core faculty of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) and the Institute for Forensic Science (IFS) at Texas Tech University. TIEHH and IFS provide faculty and graduate students opportunities for multidisciplinary research and scholarly engagement related to environmental, forensic and human health sciences.


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