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Robyn Hannigan, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

University Of Massachusetts - Boston
Phone: (617) 287-4857


robyn.hannigan@umb.edu

Robyn Hannigan, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research integrates trace element chemistry with the biological sciences. Specifically I am interested in studying the relation between trace metals and biominerals such as bone and to the activation of proteins. I bring a transdisciplinary approach to my research which incorporates analytical method development and instrumentation development with expertise in organic and inorganic trace element chemistry. Through the development of analytical techniques such as cryogenic laser ablation ICP-MS my research group focuses on the quantification of metals in tissues and elucidating the relation between changes in metal distribution and the initiation of disease.

Publications

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  • Travis LB, Beard C, Allan JM, Dahl AA, Feldman DR, Oldenburg J, Daugaard G, Kelly JL, Dolan ME, Hannigan R, Constine LS, Oeffinger KC, Okunieff P, Armstrong G, Wiljer D, Miller RC, Gietema JA, van Leeuwen FE, Williams JP, Nichols CR, Einhorn LH, Fossa SD. Testicular cancer survivorship: research strategies and recommendations. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2010; 102:1114-30. PubMed
  • Bouldin JL,Ingle TM,Sengupta A,Alexander R,Hannigan RE,Buchanan RA. Aqueous toxicity and food chain transfer of Quantum DOTs in freshwater algae and Ceriodaphnia dubia. Environ Toxicol Chem 2008; 27:1958-63. PubMed
  • Bouldin JL,Ingle TM,Sengupta A,Alexander R,Hannigan RE,Buchanan RA. AQUEOUS TOXICITY AND FOOD CHAIN TRANSFER OF QUANTUM DOTStrade mark IN FRESHWATER ALGAE AND CERIODAPHNIA DUBIA. Environ Toxicol Chem 2008. PubMed
  • Sun L,Chai Y,Hannigan R,Bhogaraju VK,Machaca K. Zinc regulates the ability of Cdc25C to activate MPF/cdk1. J Cell Physiol 2007; 213:98-104. PubMed
  • Jennings ML,Howren TR,Cui J,Winters M,Hannigan R. Transport and regulatory characteristics of the yeast bicarbonate transporter homolog Bor1p. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 2007; 293:C468-76. PubMed
  • Ogendi GM,Brumbaugh WG,Hannigan RE,Farris JL. Effects of acid-volatile sulfide on metal bioavailability and toxicity to midge (Chironomus tentans) larvae in black shale sediments. Environ Toxicol Chem 2007; 26:325-34. PubMed
  • Grippo AA,Hamilton B,Hannigan R,Gurley BJ. Metal content of ephedra-containing dietary supplements and select botanicals. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2006; 63:635-44. PubMed
  • Darrah, T., J.J. Prutsman-Pfeiffer, R.J. Poreda, E. Campbell, R. Hannigan. Incorporation of excess Gd in human bone from medical contrast imaging 2009.