Dr. Lasley in the lab

 

Stephen Lasley, PhD

 

Professor of Pharmacology and Assistant Head
Department of Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP)
 
E-mail:     SML@uic.edu
Phone:    309-671-8529  
Mail:        University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria 
                Department of Cancer Biology & Pharmacology 
                P.O. Box 1649, Peoria, IL 61656-1649

Education/Training
 
1979 - 1982  Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (postdoctoral fellow)
1979 Neuropsychopharmacology Program, University of Louisville, Ph.D.
1973 Speed Scientific School, Univ. of Louisville, M. Engr. (Chemical Engineering)
 
Positions Held
2004-present Assistant Head, Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
2003-present Professor, Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
1999-2000 Visiting Scientist, Toxicology and Molecular Biology Branch – HELD, CDC-NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
1995-present Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University
1994-2003 Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical & Therapeutic Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
1986-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
1985-1986 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
1983-1985 Science Associate, Department of Pharmacology, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
1982-1983 Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health, Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1979-1982 Postdoctoral Fellow (NIEHS), Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1973-1979 Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Louisville
 

Research Interests

● Dr. Lasley's research interests include the effects of chronic exposure to depleted uranium on CNS glutamatergic/GABAergic function
● Neurochemical mechanisms underlying chronic developmental manganese-induced neurotoxicity
● Biochemical and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying lead-induced impairment of hippocampal synaptic plasticity and its reversal
● Animal model of Gulf War Illness and synaptic plasticity dysfunction
● Roles of CNS neurotrophins in rat models of developmental hypothyroidism

Administration

● Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
● Course Director, Medical Pharmacology
● Associate Editor, NeuroToxicology
● Member, Editorial Board, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
● Member, Editorial Board, Neurotoxicology and Teratology