Joel N. Meyer
Assistant Professor (primary appt: Nicholas School of the Environment)
Dr. Meyer studies the effects of genotoxic agents on human and wildlife health. He is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which environmental agents cause DNA damage, the molecular processes that organisms employ to protect prevent and repair DNA damage, and genetic differences that may lead to increased or decreased sensitivity to DNA damage. Mitochondrial DNA damage and repair are a particular focus. He studies DNA repair and other responses to DNA damage via PCR-based analysis of DNA damage and repair, genomic and systems biology approaches, and organismal-level responses.
- Office Location: A354 Lev Sci Res Ctr
- Office Phone: (919) 613-8109
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Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:
- Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award, NIEHS, July, 2011
- ENVIRON 102.01 - INTRO TO ENVIRON SCI/POL
- ENVIRON 501.01 - ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
Representative Publications: (More Publications)
- J.N. Meyer, Effects of mutations in mitochondrial dynamics-related genes on the mitochondrial response to ultraviolet C radiation in developing Caenorhabditis elegans (Submitted, 2012).
- J.N. Meyer, Sulfidation decreases toxicity of silver nanoparticles to a diverse range of aquatic and terrestrial organisms. (Submitted, 2012).
- J.N. Meyer, Cerium oxide nanoparticles are more toxic than equimolar bulk cerium oxide in Caenorhabditis elegans but both were nontoxic after injection in Danio rerio. (Submitted, 2012).
- J.N. Meyer, Developmental toxicity and DNA damage from exposure to parking lot runoff water in the Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes). (Submitted, 2012).
- Furda, A. M. and Bess, A. S. and Meyer, J. N. and Van Houten, B., Analysis of DNA damage and repair in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA of animal cells using quantitative PCR, Methods Mol Biol, vol 920 (2012), pp. 111-32 [abs].