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Jane F. Rasco

Associate Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

My main research interest is development toxicology. We use mice and rats to conduct toxicity screens on chemicals and/or drug delivery systems to determine their potential to cause developmental defects. Another interest is using diabetic rat models to determine if chromium is an essential element. Currently my lab is using mice to determine the developmental toxicity and biodistribution of iron oxide nanoparticles.

Selected Publications

  • Kristin R. Di Bona, Sharifa Love, Nicholas R. Rhodes, DeAna McAdory, Sarmistha Halder Sinha, Naomi Kern, Julia Kent, Jessyln Strickland, Austin Wilson, Janis Beaird . James Ramage,Jane F. Rasco, John B. Vincent.  Chromium is not an essential trace element for mammals: Effects of a “low-chromium” diet.  J. Biol. Inorg. Chem
  • Nicholas R. Rhodes, DeAna McAdory, Sharifa Love, Kristin Di Bona, Yuan Chen, Kirsten Ansorge, Jasmina Hira, Paul Lara, Jane F. Rasco, and John Vincent.  Urinary chromium loss associated with diabetes is offset by increases in absorption.  Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2010, 104(7):790-797.
  • Bailey, M., Jernigan, P., Henson, M., Sturdivant, J., Rasco, J., Lovich, A. et al A Comparison of the Effects of Prenatal Exposure of CD-1 Mice to Three Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids. Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology 2010, 89(3):223-234
  • MM Bailey, MB Townsend, PL Jernigan, J Sturdivant, JF Rasco, WL Hough-Troutman,  RP Swatloski, RD Rogers, RD Hood.  Developmental toxicity assessment of the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride in CD-1 mice. Green Chem., 2008, xxx, 1-5. (Manuscript accepted August 13, 2008)
  • MM Bailey, J Boohaker, PL Jernigan, MB Townsend, J Sturdivant, JF Rasco, JB Vincent, RD Hood.  Effects of Pre- and Postnatal Exposure to Chromium Picolinate or Picolinic Acid on Neurological Development in CD-1 Mice.  Biol Trace Elem Res (2008), 124:70-82.
  • I Ankareddi, MM Bailey, PL Jernigan, JF Rasco, C Brazel, RD Hood.  Thermoresponsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylamide) Oligomers Show Low Fetal Toxicity in CD-1 Mice. Birth Defects Res Part B: Developmental Reprod Toxicol, 2008.