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Michael Borchers, PhD, is an expert in environmental toxicants and their affects on pulmonary diseases.  
Michael Borchers, PhD
Specialty: Environmental Health
Sub-Specialty: Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology
Department: Environmental Health
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: (513) 558-6424
E-mail: michael.borchers@uc.edu
Home Page: http://www.eh.uc.edu/dir_individual_det...

Education/Credentials:

BS: University of Cincinnati, 1993
PhD: University of Cincinnati, 1998
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, 2002


Interest:

Environmental exposures effect on pulmonary diseases


Current Research:

NIEHS-funded stuy of immune system response to specific envrionmental toxicants and its relationship to pulmonary disease


Recent Awards/Honors:

Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, Health Effects Institute, 2003-2006
NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, 2000-2002
Robert Christian Memorial Fellowship, 1998
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Stara Memorial Fellow, 1997
Juvenile Diabetes Association Student Fellowship, 1992


Selected Publications:

Some of Borchers recent publications include:

Lyerla TA, Rusiniak ME, Borchers M, Jahreis G, Tan J, Ohtake P, Novak EK, Swank RT. Aberrant lung structure, composition and function in a murine model of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. (2003). Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 May 30 [Epub ahead of print].

 

Shen HH, Ochkur SI, McGarry MP, Crosby JR, Hines EM, Borchers MT, Wang H, Biechelle TL, O'Neill KR, Ansay TL, Colbert DC, Cormier SA, Justice JP, Lee NA, Lee JJ. (2003). A causative relationship exists between eosinophils and the development of allergic pulmonary pathologies in the mouse. J Immunol 2003 Mar 15;170(6):3296-305.

 

Shen HH, Ochkur SI, McGarry MP, Crosby JR, Hines EM, Borchers MT, Wang H, Biechelle TL, O'Neill KR, Ansay TL, Colbert DC, Cormier SA, Justice JP, Lee NA, Lee JJ. (2003) A causative relationship exists between eosinophils and the development of allergic pulmonary pathologies in the mouse. J Immunol 2003 Mar 15;170(6):3296-305.

 

Borchers MT, Biechele T, Justice JP, Ansay TL, Cornier S, Mancino V, Wilkie TM, Simon MI, Lee NA, Lee JJ. Methacholine-induced airway hyperresponsiveness is dependent on G{alpha}q signaling. (2003) Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol Jul;285(1):L114-20.

 
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