Biosciences Graduate Program

Peter S. Thorne, BS, MS, PhD


Professor of Occupational & Environmental Health
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

Office: 176 IREH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-216

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BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, Environmental Toxicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Post Doctorate, Immunotoxicology, UNIV OF PITTSBURGH

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Research Summary

Peter S. Thorne, MS, PhD is professor of toxicology in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and holds a secondary appointment as Professor in Environmental Engineering. He holds graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Thorne is Director of the NIEHS-funded Environmental Health Sciences Research Center at The University of Iowa. He has a productive research laboratory engaged in studies of environmental risk factors for childhood asthma, inflammatory lung diseases, endotoxin and glucan-induced immunomodulation, molecular biology-based bioaerosol exposure assessment methodology, and exposure assessment for environmental cancer. Dr. Thorne’s curriculum vitae includes 110 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 book chapters and 160 scientific abstracts. He teaches graduate level courses on environmental health and human toxicology. He has served on a variety of review boards for scientific journals, government agencies, and academia and currently serves on the NIH National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. Bioaerosol Toxicology, Animal inhalation toxicology models of pulmonary diseases, Organic dust-induced lung inflammation airway remodeling and hypersensitivity, Evaluation and control of toxicants in agricultural and industrial environments, Exposure assessment strategies and methodologies for bioaerosols, endotoxins and glucans, Indoor air quality - endotoxins, aeroallergens, molds and mites, Development of bioaerosol exposure assessment methods using molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, Respiratory health effects of machining fluid aerosols, Mechanisms of endotoxin and glucan-induced lung injury, Childhood asthma in a rural cohort, Lung biology of endogenous and exogenous anti-microbial peptides

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