Joseph Brain

Joseph Brain

Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology
Joseph Brain

Research Interests

Responses to inhaled gases, particulates, and microbes; prevention and pathogenesis of environmental lung disease; environmental and health consequences of metal mining and smelting; respiratory infection

Related Publications

Molina R, Schaider L, Donaghey T, Shine J, Brain JD. Mineralogy affects geoavailability, bioaccessibility and bioavailability of zinc. Environ Pollut. 2013; 182:217-24.

Pirela S, Molina R, Watson C, Cohen J, Bello, Demokritou P, Brain JD. Effects of copy center particles on the lungs: A toxicological characterization using a Balb/c mice model. Inhalation Toxicology. 2013; 25(9):498-508.

Molina RM, Konduru NV, Jimenez RJ, Wohlleben W, Brain JD. Bioavailability, distribution and clearance of tracheally instilled, gavaged or injected cerium dioxide nanoparticles and ionic cerium. Environ Sci: Nano. 2014; 1:561-73.

Brain JD, Kreyling WG, and Godleski JJ. Inhalation Toxicology. In: Hayes’ Principles and Methods of Toxicology. Sixth Edition. Edited By: A. Wallace Hayes and Claire L. Kruger. CRC Press: Boca Raton. 2014. Pages 1385-1444.

Mendivil CO, Koziel H, Brain JD. Metabolic hormones, apolipoproteins, adipokines, and cytokines in the alveolar lining fluid of healthy adults: compartmentalization and physiological correlates. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 7;10(4):e0123344

Rosenblum-Lichtenstein JH, Hsu Y-H, Gavin IM, Donaghey TC, Molina RM, Thompson KJ, Chi C-L, Gillis BS, Brain JD. Environmental mold and mycotoxin exposures elicit specific cytokine and chemokine responses. PLoS One. 2015 May 26;10(5):e0126926. 

Watson CY, Damiani F, Ram-Moham S, Rodrigues S, de Moura Queiroz P, Donaghey TC, Rosenblum Lichtenstein JH, Brain JD, Krishnan R, Molina RM. Screening for chemical toxicity using cryopreserved precision cut lung slices. Toxicological Sciences. 2016;150(1):225-33.

Rosenblum Lichtenstein JH, Molina RM, Donaghey TC, Hsu YH, Mathews JA, Kasahara DI, Park JA, Bordini A, Godleski JJ, Gillis BS, Brain JD. Repeated mouse lung exposures to Stachybotrys chartarum shift immune response from type 1 to type 2. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016. 


Contact Information

Building I, Room 1308A, 665 Huntington Ave., Boston

Research Areas

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