Stephen Lasley PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Assistant Head University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaCancer Biology and Pharmacology
Work 1 Illini Drive Peoria IL 61605 Work Phone: 309-671-8529
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Biographical Info

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

  • 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
Categories: Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP