Mark Wilson


Mark Wilson, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3820
Fax: (504) 988-1726


Research Interests:

Environmental and genetic toxicology with an emphasis on the relationship between obesity and carcinogenesis; human health risk assessment


Professional Achievements:

  • Louisiana Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship, 2005
  • Dean’s Research Council Scholarship, Tulane University, 2007-2009
  • Excellence in Research and Presentation, Tulane University Health Science Research Days, 2009
  • William R. Hartley Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research, 2011

Educational Background:


  • PhD (Emphasis Environmental Oncology), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • MSPH (Emphasis Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • BA (Psychology), University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Selected Publications: 

Miller III CA, Tan X, Wilson M, Bhattacharyya S, Ludwig S. “Single Plasmids Expressing Human Steroid Hormone Receptors and a Reporter Gene for Use in Yeast Signaling Assays.” Plasmid. 2010 Mar; 63(2):73-8. PMID: 19962400

Wickliffe J, Overton E, Frickel S,Howard J, Wilson M, Simon B, Nguyen D, Gauthe D, Blake D, Miller C, Elferink C, Ansari S, Fernando H, Trapido E, Measurement of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Toxicological Gaps, and Insufficient Risk Assessments: Petroleum Spills and Seafood Safety as an Example, “submitted to Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013”

Wilson M, Sabbioni G, Rando R, Miller III CA. “Activation of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling by Extracts of Teak and Other Wood Dusts” “Submitted to Environmental Toxicology, 2013”


Personal Statement: 

My research is focused on developing and applying new models to study the relationship between mutagenesis and chemical sensitivity due to modifiable lifestyle factors such as smoking and diet induced obesity. I am particularly interested in application of in-vivo and in-vitro mutation detection as they pertain to human health risk assessment.

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