TIEHH Alumni List

 Alumni Profiles

Name ​Degree ​Graduated Current Position (if Known)
RP Oates Ph.D. 2017
Melissa Sandoz M.S. 2017
Adric Olson Ph.D. 2017 Intrinsik Environmental Science
Jeremy Wilkinson Ph.D. 2017 RTL Genomics
Logeswari Ponnusamy Ph.D. 2017
Courtney Alexander M.S. 2017
Kim Wooten M.S./Ph.D. 2012/2017
Jacob Carrick M.S. 2016 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Meghan Cromie Ph.D. 2016 National Jewish Health
Dan Dawson Ph.D. 2016 North Carolina State University
Nick Dunham Ph.D. 2016 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bryan Hettick M.S. 2016
Jordan Hunter Ph.D. 2016
Amanda Cano Ph.D. 2016 Texas Tech University
Evy Reategui-Zirena Ph.D. 2016 Salt Lake City Health Department
Neha Sawant M.S. 2016 Texas Tech University
Thomas Bilbo M.S. 2015 Ph.D. Student, Clemson University
Rebecca Cochran M.S. 2015 RTL Genomics
Bridgette Fidder M.S. 2015 John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kristina Kohl M.S. 2015 Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Heather Lanza M.S. 2015 GHD
Francis Loko M.S. 2015 ToxStrategies, Inc.
Prathap Kumar Mahalingaiah Ph.D. 2015 AbbVie
Kara Barnett M.S. 2015 San Antonio River Authority
Sara Pappas Ph.D. 2015 Method
Donn Edwards M.S. 2015 TTU Center at Junction
Cait Ryan Ph.D. 2015 Second Genome
Jessica Oates Ph.D. 2015 RTL Genomics
Jarrett Louder M.S. 2015 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Sadia Almas Ph.D. 2014
Brett Blackwell Ph.D. 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Kayla Campasino M.S. 2014 Compliance Services International
Aaron Conti M.S. 2014 EnSafe
Meghan Funkhouser M.S. 2014 WISEarth Organics LLC
Kaylyn Koenig Ph.D. 2014 Second Genome
Anna Gibson Ph.D. 2014 Metabiota
Chuanwen Lu Ph.D. 2014 HealthLabs of America
Vinit Singh Ph.D. 2014 Sontara
Uday Taraga Ph.D. 2014 Texas Tech University
Brie Sherwin J.D.&M.S./Ph.D. 2001/2014 Texas Tech School of Law
Kristyn Sorensen Ph.D. 2014 Law Student, Texas Tech University
Sarah Webb Ph.D. 2014 Arkansas State University - Newport
Scott Weir Ph.D. 2014 Queens University of Charlotte
Morgan Willming Ph.D. 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Shuangying Yu Ph.D. 2014 Queens University of Charlotte
Sudheer Jinka P​h.D.​​​ 2013 Hollingsworth & Vose
Stephanie Plautz​ Ph.D.​ 2013 BASF​
Kevan Athanasiou​ M.S.​ 2013 X8 Environmental Inc.
Ife Bamgbose​ M.S.​ 2013 Gradient Corporation
Richie Erickson​ M.S./Ph.D.​ 2009/2013 United States Geological Survey (USGS)
David Kimberly​ Ph.D.​ 2013 Westminster College
​Andrew McEachran M.S.​ 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Catherine Baxter M.S. 2013
Muralidhar Lalagiri Ph.D. 2013 Suominen
Rebecca Pezdek M.S. 2013 Theratest Labs, Inc.
Tulika Tyagi M.S. 2013 Genentech
Justin Treas Ph.D. 2013 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Wenbin Zhu M.S. 2013
Song Tang​ Ph.D.​ 2013 University of Saskatchewan
Samuel Hawkins​ ​M.S. 2012
Lisa Westbrook ​M.S. 2012 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Jennifer Cole M.S.​ 2012 ​Indiana University School of Medicine​
Derek Faust​ ​M.S. 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture
​Shibin Li Ph.D.​ 2012 BASF
Tamara Luna​ M.S.​ 2012 ​Pacific EcoRisk, Inc.
Babina Shrestha Ph.D. 2012 Independent Environmental Consultant
Jiafan Wang Ph.D. 2012 BASF​
Vinay Allagadda ​M.S. 2011 Biogen
Darcy Chase M.S.​ 2011 Monsanto
​Nina Dacko ​M.S. 2011 Tarrant County, Texas
​Bryson Finch M.S.​ 2011 Compliance Services International
Nikitha Gutha​ M.S.​ 2011 American Airlines
Anna Hoffarth​ M.S.​ 2011 Rifcon GmbH
​Venkata Kolli Ph.D.​ 2011 Toxikon
Les McDaniel M.S./Ph.D. 2008/2011 Terracon
Rasesh Shah​ Ph.D. 2011 Cipla
Dawn Slekis M.S.​ 2011 Ryan Environmental LLC
Guangqiu Qin Ph.D.​ 2011 ​​Guangxi Center of Disease Prevention & Control
Sandy Bauman M.S. 2011 University of North Texas Health Sciences Center
Junling Zhang M.S. 2011 PPG Industries
Greg Zychowski M.S. 2011 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Raga Avanasi  M.S.​ 2010 ICF International
​Kathryn Higbee M.S.​ 2010 Brausch Environmental, LLC
Lixia Chen ​Ph.D. 2010 Ally Clinical Diagnostics
​Roland Esheit ​Ph.D. 2010 Sustainable Energy Environmental and Educational Development
Adcharee Karnjanapiboonwong ​Ph.D. 2010 Texas Tech University
Changxia Shao ​Ph.D. 2010 Merck
Christena Stephens​ M.S.​ 2010 Independent Consultant
Deborah Carr Ph.D. 2009 Texas Tech University
​Cameron Gulley J.D.&M.S.​ 2009 Abraxis Petroleum
Monique Long​ ​M.S. 2009 University of Texas at San Antonio
​Michael Abel ​Ph.D. 2009 DOW Chemical
John Brausch  ​Ph.D. 2009 BASF​
Rodica Gelca Ph.D.​ 2009 Texas Tech University
Shawna Biggs M.S. 2009 AnalySis, Inc.
Arvind Purushothaman ​Ph.D. 2009 Lydall Performance Materials
Beibei Qi​ Ph.D. 2009 Suncorp NZ
Jinqiu Zhu Ph.D. 2009 University of Buffalo
Yuntian Tang Ph.D. 2008 Julong Group Anhui Jilong Coal Mining Co.,Ltd
Ben Barrus M.S. 2008 U.S. Naval Hospital
​Pamela Bryer Ph.D. 2008 Midcoast STEAM Microschool
​John Isanhart ​M.S./Ph.D. 2004/2008 U.S. Department of Interior
Norka E. Paden Ph.D.​ 2008 Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Piwen Wang Ph.D. 2008 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Hongmei Wu Ph.D. 2007 Wenzhou Medical College
Lindsey Jones M.S. 2007 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
​Toby McBride Ph.D. 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jennifer Anderson​ Ph.D. 2007 Pioneer Hi-Bred
Blake Beall​ M.S. 2007 Kirby Inland Marine​
Qingsong Cai Ph.D. 2007 University of Georgia​
Jun Liu ​M.S. 2007 Primera Analytical Solutions
Rachel Schultz​ M.S. 2007 Cardno ChemRisk
​Xiaoping Pan Ph.D. 2007 East Carolina University
Jordan Smith Ph.D. 2007 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory​
René Viñas M.S. 2007 Grocery Manufacturers Association
Zemin Wang Ph.D. 2007 Indiana University School of Medicine
Madhavi Billam Ph.D. 2006 L'Oréal
​Hongxia Guan M.S. 2006 Georgia Gwinnett College
Fujun Liu Ph.D. 2006 Revlon
Ying Liu​ ​Ph.D. 2006 Washington University in St. Louis
QQ Cheng Ph.D. 2006 International Flavors and Fragrances
​Munim Hussain Ph.D.​ 2006 MGP Ingredients, Inc.​
Min Lian Ph.D.​ 2006 Washington University in St. Louis
Sandeep Mukhi Ph.D. 2006 Honeywell
​Utkarsh Sata ​Ph.D. 2006 Verizon
Vrishali Subramanian M.S. 2006
Louise Venne M.S. 2006 AMEC
Baohong Zhang Ph.D. 2006 East Carolina University
Carrie Bradford M.S./Ph.D. 2002/2005 Texas Department of State Health Services
Jaclyn Cañas​-Carrell Ph.D. 2005 Texas Tech University​
​Judit Szabo ​Ph.D. 2005 East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership
Andrea Kirk​ Ph.D.​ 2005 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
​Haitao Luo Ph.D. 2005
Craig McFarland ​Ph.D. 2005 U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Corey Radtke Ph.D. 2005 Shell
Bharath Ramachandran​ M.S. 2005 Amgen​ (formerly Applied Molecular Genetics)
Aaron Scott​ ​M.S. 2005 ​Texas Department of Health
Tara Wood J.D.&M.S. 2005 Attorney
Eric Albers​ Ph.D. 2004 Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Jonathan Boyd Ph.D.​ 2004 West Virginia University
Emilia Cruz-Li​ Ph.D. 2004 Universitario de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, CURLA
Adam Finger​ M.S. 2004 Terracon
Amy Hensley M.S. 2004 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
​Scott Severt M.S. 2004 Stevens, Love, Hill & Holt, PLLC.
Pinar Dogru J.D.&M.S. 2004 British Petroleum (BP)
Chris McKean​ M.S.​ 2004
Kevin Reynolds​ Ph.D. 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lu Yu M.S./Ph.D. 2002/2004 Phillips 66
​Tim Capps J.D.&M.S. 2003
Anna Herboldsheimer ​M.S. 2003 Pollution Control Services Laboratory
June-Woo Park M.S. 2003 Korea Institute of Toxicology
Stephanie Schmidt M.S. 2003 Mass Audubon/Massasoit Community College
Ed Scollon​ Ph.D. 2003 Syngenta Crop Protection
Randy Apodaca ​M.S. 2003 Cordova Community Medical Center
Thomas Rainwater​ Ph.D. 2003 Clemson University
Matt Schwarz M.S. 2003 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
​Andrew Moore ​M.S. 2002 Southwest Institute of Forensic Science
​Mindy Olivares ​M.S. 2002 Risknomics, LLC
​Blakely Adair Ph.D. 2002 The Citadel
Lorinda Sheeler​ Ph.D. 2002 Tennessee Department of Health​
Sarah Utley J.D.&M.S. 2002 Harris County, Texas
Angie Gentles​ ​Ph.D. 2001 Texas Tech University
​Chris Pepper J.D.&M.S. 2001 Winstead PC
Daam Settachan​ Ph.D. 2001 Chulabhorn Research Institute
Kerry Thuett M.S. 2001 Fully Fueled Fitness
Jody Wireman Ph.D. 2001 North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
Tim Bargar Ph.D. 2000 United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Celine Godard ​Ph.D. 2000 Texas Tech University
​Kevin Rummel ​Ph.D. 2000 RAI / The Radiant Group
Phil Smith Ph.D. 2000 Texas Tech University
​Sean Richards ​Ph.D. 2000 University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Ted Wu M.S. 2000 Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Kevin Burge M.S.​ 1999 Martin County, Florida
​Tillman Sauls Ph.D.​ 1999 Queensborough National Bank and Trust
​Hiroshi Awata ​M.S. 1999 CH2M Hill
Steven Wall Ph.D. 1999 Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Dr. Scott Weir - 2014

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Scott Weir

    Dr. Chris Salice's Lab

    2014 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    Reptiles and dermal absorption as a route of exposure.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    Initially, I was simply told that a job in the life sciences requires post graduate education. But as I went through graduate school I realized that I really enjoyed teaching and research and I knew I wanted to stay in academia as a career. Getting a PhD was a requirement from a job standpoint but also from a publication standpoint.

     

    What are you doing now?

    Currently doing postdoctoral research at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (University of Georgia) but I just accepted a tenure track assistant professor position with Queens University of Charlotte.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Absolutely. I have had significant interest in my skillset both in academia and from consulting/industry companies.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    Collaborate more! Collaboration increases potential for publications as well as exposing you to new skills and knowledge.  Not all collaborations will be successful or helpful, but even that experience is important. Collaboration is very common in industry, government, and academia but many graduate students do not take the initiative to establish collaboration on their own.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    I think I miss the freedom to perform whatever research I felt like investigating with a supportive environment (great committee) as well the facilities needed to do my research. Diverse faculty and student interests facilitated collaboration as well.

  • Dr. Shuangying Yu- 2014

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Shuangying Yu

    Dr. Jonathan Maul's Lab

    2014 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    The interactive effects of ultraviolet-B radiation and pesticides on amphibians.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    To get an advanced degree as most of jobs in life science requires. I also enjoy the diversity, the freedom, and the fun that I can only get from graduate school.

     

    What are you doing now?

    I am currently working for industry as a risk assessor at Syngenta Crop Protection.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Yes, all the basics needed for my job are covered by the classes I took at TIEHH, although I feel that an additional course (or even just a journal club) on ecological risk assessment wouldn’t be a bad idea. The one we have now is pretty general.

    

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    I wish I would have known that I’d be so old after I finished grad school.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    Helpful faculty (e.g. Jon, Todd), friendly (research) staff (e.g. Mike Wages, Allyson), all kinds of instruments for research and classes (GC, LC, PCR, etc.), student retreat trips, food-related activities (Christmas potluck, chili cook-off), good/bad pranks by various people.

  • Dr. Arvind Purushothaman - 2009

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Arvind Purushothaman

    Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar's Lab

    2009 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    The moisture vapor transport of fibrous materials

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    1) Type of research the lab was doing at that time (protective clothing,

        nano materials etc.)

    2) Availability of funding (assistantship)

    3) Low cost of living

     

    What are you doing now?

    I work for Ahlstrom as a Product Development Engineer developing nonwoven products for various filtration, life science, and medical diagnostics applications.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Yes, I learned a lot about different chemicals and their toxicities.  Also, the curriculum (and research) forced me to use statistics frequently which is helping me at work today.

    Developed team building skills, learned about different cultures (countries) and many good lab practices and etiquettes.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    The list goes on, definitely miss my friends that I made during my time there, nice and courteous staff like Kimberly, Stephanie, Ryan Bounds, Lori etc., lunch under the tree outside the building near the parking lot,  TIEHH cookout (Ranch day!).

  • Dr. Piwen Wang - 2008

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Piwen Wang

    Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang’s lab

    2008 graduate

    Graduate research:

    The health benefits of green tea polyphenols.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    The major advisor I worked with and the availability of financial support.

     

    What are you doing now?

    I am an Assistant Professor at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.  I do research on cancer prevention and treatment, particularly with natural products.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Yes it did.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    I wish I would have known an American friend to practice speaking English with.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    I miss every single one of you and the beautiful location and sky.

  • Dr. Rachel Schultz - 2007

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Rachel Schultz

    Dr. Steve Presley's Lab

    2007 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    The potential environmental impact of disease vector controls.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    The first reason I wanted to attend graduate school was because I didn’t feel like I learned enough about the environmental sciences in undergrad to attain a job in the environmental field.  Then, the availability of a paid research stipend confirmed that a master’s degree was something I could accomplish, while reducing my student loan burden.

     

    What are you doing now?

    Environmental consulting.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Yes, the curriculum and process of writing a thesis as a whole most adequately prepared me for my day-to-day job of gathering information from many sources, using existing data, and using scientific literature to make sound, science-based decisions and conclusions.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    I wish I would have known that academic science and the business of science are two completely different topics, as the business of science is driven by regulation and MONEY

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    I miss the collaborative nature of TIEHH.  Students, faculty, and staff were available most any time and happy to assist with coursework, lab work, or experimental issues.

  • Dr. Jordan Smith - 2007

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Jordan Smith

    Dr. George Cobb's Lab

    2007 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    The toxicity of the explosive metabolite TNX to deer mice.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    My interest in environmental toxicology stemmed from undergraduate summer internships at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).   One particular project focused on monitoring DNA mutation rates of deer mice near radioactive-contaminated sites.  That project stimulated my interest in toxicology and compelled me to pursue graduate education.  My INL mentor, Angela Stormberg, introduced me to Corey Radtke and George Cobb at TIEHH.  After talking with Dr. Cobb about the graduate program and potential projects, TIEHH seemed like a great fit to further my career.

     

    What are you doing now?

    I am a scientist in the Health Impacts and Exposure Science Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).  My research incorporates experimental and computational methodology to investigate biokinetics and resulting biological effects of a variety of chemicals and compounds.  I utilize computational models to extrapolate experimental results from the laboratory in order to predict biological fate and response in the real world.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    After graduating from Texas Tech, I started as a post doc at the PNNL.  My research experience with live animals at TIEHH provided me the skillset that differentiated me from other applicants seeking that position.  Additionally, skills and knowledge acquired at Texas Tech associated with analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, data analysis, and general principles of toxicology have been particularly useful and robust compared to peers in my field.   I believe this is a direct reflection of the quality of curriculum and professors at TIEHH.What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    I wish I would have known that I’d be so old after I finished grad school.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    Euthanasia has nothing to do with children in China (i.e. “youth in Asia”).  However, I eventually picked up that tidbit of information during my first semester…

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    I miss many of the former students, faculty, and staff at TIEHH as well as the overall collegiate atmosphere.  I made a lot of lifelong friends in Lubbock, too many to list, that I still keep in touch with today.  The atmosphere at TIEHH facilitated hard work and focus required for a graduate degree but still allowed for a lot fun at the same time (including Matt tailgating in his Walter Payton jersey).  For me, it was a great place to transition from undergraduate life to that of a young professional.

  • Dr. Zemin Wang - 2007

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Zemin Wang

    Dr. Jia-Sheng Wang's Lab

    2014 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    Aflatoxins and esophageal cancer

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    As I am from China, attending a graduate school usually means more opportunities for a better job. In addition to that, I was hoping to get a higher degree in the U.S. so that I might come back to China or work in the states.

     

    What are you doing now?

    Currently I am a research scientist in academia (Indiana University School of Public Health).  My research has been focused on studying the mechanisms of chemical toxicity and the modes of action of chemical carcinogenesis primarily using animals and to assess their relevance to human health risks.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Definitely, the curriculum laid a solid foundation for me for my current position and future jobs.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    Overall I had a very good experience on my first day at TTU; I would have felt even better if somebody had given me a ride to my orientation so I would not have spent more than 2 hours walking.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    The Ping-Pong table that used to sit in the kitchen area of the main building

     

  • Dr. Utkarsh - 2006

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Utkarsh "Kar' Sata

    Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar's Lab

    2006 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    vapor filtration capacity of non-woven materials.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    The focus & reputation of TIEHH in solving national interest problems and being a department that contributes to the most relevant topics.

     

    What are you doing now?

    I work for a technology consulting firm, Tekwisen, as a Sr. Data Analytics Consultant.  I am applying and making several presentations on decision making process to various VPs and CEO's of my client companies in following industry domains:

     

    1. E&P (Oil & Gas)

    2. Semiconductors

    3. Environmental

    4. Construction Materials

    5. Pharmacy Benefit Management (Healthcare - Human Health)

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Yes.  TIEHH curriculum combined with MIS courses, and previous courses from TAMU-Kingsville. Combination of all three is the key.  It all cross-functionally combines as a very useful tool of experience.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    The positive side and impacts of journal publications - At every stage reminding the committee and advisor to publish the work, in peer reviewed journals.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    TIEHH Annual Events/Banquets and TIEHH’s location (where parking is not a problem like in NYC, Austin, Chicago etc.).

  • Dr. Judit Szabo - 2005

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Judit Szabo

    Dr. Mike Hooper's Lab

    2005 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    The interactive effects of ultraviolet-B radiation and pesticides on amphibians.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    I always wanted to do a PhD. In 1999 I met Mike Hooper and because of him I chose TIEHH.

     

    What are you doing now?

    I am the Science Officer of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership in South Korea www.eaaflyway.net.  We work on conserving migratory birds and their habitats in 22 countries.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    I couldn’t find a job with avian ecotoxicology in Australia, so I left toxicology completely and worked only on birds for the last 10 years. By now I forgot pretty much everything I learned.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    “this too shall pass”

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    I miss the people I made friends with.

  • Dr. Sean Richards - 2000

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Sean Richards

    Dr. Ron Kendall's Lab

    2000 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    Non-target effects of chlorpyrifos to songbirds and amphibians

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    I wanted to hone my mouth-pipetting skills.

     

    What are you doing now?

    Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    To some degree, but there was a steep learning curve during my first 4 years as an Assistant Professor.

     

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    That the nearest liquor store was 20 miles away.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    Besides the warm hugs from Matt Young?  Playing flag football with the TIEHH GRRRRS.

  • Dr. Tim Barger - 2000

    Graduate

    Profile

    Dr. Tim Bargar

    Dr. George Cobb's Lab

    2000 Graduate

    Graduate research:

    Using the chorioallantoic membrane as an indicator of exposure to organochlorine contaminants.

     

    What influenced your decision to attend graduate school?

    I felt it was necessary to pursue a career in the environmental field.

     

    What are you doing now?

    I'm a Research Ecotoxicologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Gainesville, Florida.

     

    Did the curriculum prepare you for your next job?

    Yes

    What do you wish you would have known your first day of graduate school at Texas Tech?

    It has been a while since my first day of graduate school, so it is tough to answer this question.  If there was one thing I wish I had realized upon entering graduate school, it would have been the understanding the importance of salesmanship (i.e. networking) to be a successful research scientist.

     

    Besides Matt Young, who or what do you miss most about TIEHH?

    Who is Matt Young?  I miss the graduate group.  We had a lot of fun.

TIEHH is a major location for environmental and health sciences research at Texas Tech. The Department of Environmental Toxicology is the academic home for the core faculty at TIEHH as well as graduate students conducting research on the integration of environmental impact assessment of toxic chemicals with human health consequences.

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