Dr. Richburg’s responsibilities as Associate Dean include the oversight of the College’s research and graduate programs, including enhancement of outside research funding and recruitment of the most qualified graduate students into our graduate training programs.
Office: PHR 4.220C
Dr. John H. Richburg, the Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Professor in Toxicology, has had near continuous NIH grant funding to support his research program over the last 18 years. The longstanding focus the Richburg research program is to decipher the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which exposure to certain environmental (e.g., phthalate acid ester-based plasticizers) or clinical chemotherapeutic agents (e.g., cisplatin) can result in disruption of male reproduction. The goal of this research is to provide molecular and cellular insights on toxicant action that will be useful for predicting and preventing human reproductive health risks to both chemotherapeutic agents as well as chemicals found in the environment.
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