PhD in Toxicology, Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University
MPH in Industrial Hygiene, University of South Carolina
BS in Environmental Science, University of Florida
Michael L. McCaskill is one of the few scientists who study the effect of ethanol consumption, hyper-nutrient turnover, and essential biomolecular synthesis and function in the pulmonary epithelial lining environment. He currently investigates xenobiotic-induced vitamin D dysmetabolism as he is interested in anti-microbial peptide production as a measurement of respiratory microbial resistance in vulnerable populations. Prior to joining Tulane University, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division and faculty in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Ne. Michael L. McCaskill's professional experience as a public health risk assessor, and chemical surveillance officer, along with his post-doctoral training in pulmonary and critical care have uniquely prepared him to investigate the complex relationship between xenobiotic exposure, chronic ethanol consumption, and immune response. He received his PhD, in Toxicology from Florida A & M University, and his MPH in industrial hygiene from the University of South Carolina.
- Louisiana Board of Regents R & D, RCS (LEQSF(2014-16)-RD-A-12); Title: Cathelicidin/LL37 Levels in Ethanol Exposed Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells; Role: Principal Investigator
- NIH/NHLBI (1K01HL121041); Title: Ethanol-induced dysfunction of lung anti-microbial activity via vitamin D modulation; Role: Principal Investigator
- Nebraska Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program: DADS Inhibits Cigarette Smoke Potentiated DNA Damage Role: 06/12-06/13
- NIH-NIAAA (3 R01 AA017993-02S1) Airway Injury Caused by MAA Adducts, 09/09-06/12
View Dr. McCaskill's publications at his NCBI profile page.