Environmental Exposure and Inhalation Health - Lung Physiology
B.S. Biology, University of Texas El Paso, 1988
M.S. Biology, University of Texas El Paso, 1990
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1997
Lance Hallberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. He manages The Environmental Exposure and Inhalation Health / Lung Physiology Core Facility (EEIH /LP) located in Ewing Hall of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus. Dr. Hallberg’s research interest focuses on the genetic effects of environmental toxins, especially air toxics, on human health. After reestablishing the EEIH /LP Facility, he developed collaborations with many on campus and off campus investigators providing expertise and training in inhalation exposure of animal models, developing protocols for exposure to both gases and vapors for investigator initiated projects. Examples of these include, Pulmonary Responses to Nitrogen Dioxide in Obese Ob/Ob Mice, Dr. Richard Johnson, Dr. William Ameredes, Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Critical Care, and Sleep, University of Texas Medical Branch, Ex vivo replication of immune functions of thymus on three dimensional scaffolds, Dr. Edward Brooks, Dr. Roberto Garofalo, Pediatric Infectious Disease and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Assessing biological endpoint of carbon monoxide injury in the brain, Dr. Ella Englander, General Surgery, Shiners Burns Hospital, Inhalation of Combustion Smoke Inhibits Rat Brain Mitochondria Respiratory Complexes to a Greater Extent than Inhalation of Carbon Monoxide Heung M. Lee, Lance M. Hallberg, George H. Greeley, Jr., Ella W. Englander, General Surgery, Shiners Burns Hospital PMCH University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Hallberg is the principle investigator of a Health Effects Institute grant entitled Assessment of the Genotoxicity of Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Exhaust Particulates from Improved Diesel Engines.