People

Yi-Hua (Teresa) Tsai, B.S.

  • Graduate Student
  • Project 3
Under the CounterACT project, I work with a preclinical rat model of acute diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP) intoxication to address my research focus on investigating phenotypes of cellular senescence and aging following acute exposure to organophosphates (OPs).

Natalia Vasylieva, BS, MS, PhD

  • Assistant Project Scientist
  • Core A
My research interest is in the development of analytical tools, methods and bio(medical) technologies that could be applied for monitoring of human health. During my master and PhD training programs I gained a broad expertise in (micro)engineering, biotechnologies, sensors and Analytical chemistry.

Joan Vu, B.S.

  • Junior Specialist
  • Project 3
I am a graduate from UC Davis, c/o 2018 with a B.S in Environmental Toxicology. My interests are watching nature and true crime documentaries. I also enjoy traveling with family and friends, along with the occasional camping trip.

Karen Wagner, BA, BS, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Core A
Karen Wagner is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Davis with degrees in Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology. Her research encompasses broader areas of neurobiology and eicosanoid synthesis and metabolism. Current projects are focused on preclinical studies of small molecule enzyme inhibitors and development of rodent cognitive behavioral assays with an emphasis on nociception.

Jun Yang, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Core A
Dr. Yang has over 10 years of experience in analytical chemistry and 9 years of metabolomics experiences, and has been involved in analytical method and data analysis methodology development and the metabolomics and lipidomics platform development. He developed a profiling method for the regulatory lipid mediators including eicosanoids based on LC/MS/MS.

Dorota Zolkowska, M.D., Ph.D

  • Associate Project Scientist
  • Project 2
Dr. Dorota Zolkowska is an Associate Project Scientist at the University of California, Davis with over 20 years of experience in neuropharmacology. At the CounterACT Center, Dr. Zolkowska developed the first, reproducible and validated translational rodent model of status epilepticus induced by chemical threat agent TETS (tetramethylenedisulfotetramine).