Hoh Environmental Health Laboratory
Professor Eunha Hoh, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University
Dr. Eunha Hoh's Laboratory is part of SDSU's Graduate School of Public Health. Our group addresses public health research questions through molecular-level analyses of chemical contaminants and biomarkers.
Open Graduate Student Positions
A description of our research can be found in the SDSU NewsCenter article and video "Toxins in our Midst". Example projects are:
- Studying the degration of oil released by the Refugio spill. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Natalie Mladenov, SDSU College of Engineering.
- Assessing potable water treatment performance, including the formation of the disinfection byproduct NDMA, with non-targeted mass spectrometry. This project is a collaboration among the Orange County Water District; the University of Nevada, Reno; San Diego State University; and the University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Evaluation of Decentralized Water Treatment Systems (DEWATS) by non-targeted mass spectrometry. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Natalie Mladenov, SDSU College of Engineering.
Our recent journal article Fish Oil Contaminated with Persistent Organic Pollutants Induces Colonic Aberrant Crypt Foci Formation and Reduces Antioxidant Enzyme Gene Expression in Rats was selected as an Editor's Pick by The Journal of Nutrition (August 2017).
Group Member News
August 2017 Jennifer Cossaboon started the DVM/Ph.D. Dual Degree program at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis.
May 2017 Jennifer Cossaboon received the Hanlon Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in the SDSU Graduate School of Public Health.
May 2017 Melissa Vales successfully defended her thesis: "Distribution of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in San Diego Marinas."
May 2017 Rhonda Saleh successfully defended her thesis: "Investigation of Environmental Contaminants in Dietary Fish Oil."
April 2017 Chelsea Basirico started a position at the U.S. Naval Hospital.
December 2016 Jennifer Cossaboon successfully defended her thesis: "Enhanced Cataloguing of Halogenated Organic Compounds in Marine Mammals of the Southern California Bight Using a Non-Targeted Analytical Method."
October 2016 Chelsea Basirico successfully defended her thesis: "Relationship Between PCBs in Human Breastmilk and Seafood Consumption."
September 2016 Cuong Tran started the M.D. program at the University of Washington Medical School.
August 2016 Raisa Luna started a position at the Department of Environmental Health, County of San Diego.
August 2016 Raisa Luna successfully defended her thesis: "Non-Targeted Chemical Analysis for the Identification of Persistent Organic Compounds in Treated Wastewater."
July 2016 Jenn Cossaboon was elected to the board of the Southern California SETAC Chapter.
May 2016 Jenn Cossaboon was awarded the 2016 Southern California SETAC Chapter’s Graduate Research Grant.