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Leah Stuchal, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Stuchal

Dr. Stuchal

Office: CEHT-Building 471, Room 2

Phone: (352) 294-4641

Email: lstuchal@ufl.edu

Current Research Interests

Human health toxicology from environmental contaminants, especially pertaining to nanotoxicology; development of exposure models for risk assessment

Education

  • Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. (2005)
  • B.S., Marine Science/Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. (1996)

Selected Publications

  • Stuchal, L. Kleinow, K.M., Stegeman, J.J. and James, M.O.  Demethylation of the pesticide methoxychlor in liver and intestine from untreated, methoxychlor-treated and 3-methylcholanthrene-treated channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): Evidence for roles of CYP1 and 3A family isozymes.  Drug Metab. Disp. 34: 932-938, 2006
  • Blum, J.L., James, M.O., Stuchal, L.D. and Denslow, N.D. Stimulation of transactivation of the largemouth bass estrogen receptors alpha, beta-a, and beta-b by methoxychlor and its mono- and bis-demethylated metabolites in HepG2 cells.  J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 108: 55-63, 2008
  • James M.O., Stuchal L.D., and Nyagode B.A. Glucuronidation and sulfonation in vitro of the major endocrine-active metabolites of methoxychlor in the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, and induction following treatment with 3-methylcholanthrene. Aquatic Toxicology 86: 227-238, 2008
  • Stuchal, L.D. and Roberts, S.M. Risk assessment of chemicals. In Ballantyne, B., Marrs, T.C., and Syversen, T. (Eds.) General and Applied Toxicology, Third Edition: 2655-2681. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2009
  • Florida Department of Health.  Human Health-Based Screening Levels for Petroleum Products Impacting Gulf Coastal Waters and Beach Sediments.  Florida Department of Health and the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology at the University of Florida. Krause, D, Stuchal, LD, and Roberts, SM. 2010
  • Roberts, SM, Stuchal, LD, Miyittah, M, and Ochoa, H.  Recommended approach for evaluating dioxin congeners in sediment and water for the protection of wildlife at Stoneridge Farms (Technical Report). Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology.  January 27, 2010
  • Roberts, SM and Stuchal, LD.  Development of probabilistic risk distributions, recommended distributions, and 95th percentile estimates of risk for on-site worker exposure to dioxin in 0-0.5 ft of soil at the Koppers site (Technical Report). Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology. February 3, 2010
  • Roberts, SM and Stuchal, LD.  Development of fresh and marine water criteria for cyclohexane, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether, dicloran, imidacloprid, and isopropanol (Technical Report). Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology. January 13, 2009
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  Guidance for Comparing Background and Site Chemical Concentrations in Soil.  Bureau of Waste Cleanup.  Program & Technical Support Section.  Tallahassee, FL: Stuchal, LD and Roberts, SM. 2008