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Sharon Meyer
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Sharon A Meyer, PhD
Professor, Toxicology


Ph D

1984, Physiology
Cornell University


1977, Biochemistry
Iowa State University


1971, Chemistry
Iowa State University

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sharon A. Meyer, Ph.D., ATS fellow, has worked in academic research/teaching for 25 years.  She has degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Iowa State Univ. and a doctorate from Cornell Univ. with Dr. Robert Wasserman, a leading researcher of vitamin D and calcium nutrition and member of the National Academy of Science.  Post-doctoral work was done at Harvard Med. School and Univ. N. Carolina - Chapel Hill.  She has held faculty positions at Duke University Med. Ctr. and N. Carolina State Univ. and now Univ. of LA-Monroe, College of Pharmacy.  She has authored ~75 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.  She is a long-standing member of Society of Toxicology and American Association for Cancer Research.  Her greatest moments in her profession are watching the advancement of her students and contributing information of use for protecting the public from chemical toxicity.

Licensure & Certification

Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences. (2014 - Present)

Research Interests

Dr. Meyer's current research interests are:  1) identifying the Echinacea active principle(s) mediating stimulation of bone marrow progenitors of myeloid lineage, 2) myelosuppression by environmental chemicals and their environmental degradation products and 3) use of multivariate statistical methods and analytical chemistry (i.e., chemometrics) to identify which constituent of crude oil is responsible for a particular toxicity of the unfractionated mixture. 

Recent Publications

Hodgson, E., Meyer, S. A. (2016). Pesticides and Hepatotoxicity IN: Comprehensive Toxicology, 3rd ed., (McQueen, C., ed) Vol. 9, Hepatic Toxicology, (Roth, R. and Ganey, P., vol. eds.). Elsevier.
Ramasahayam, S., Jaligama, S., Atwa, S., Salley, J. T., Thongby, M., Blaylock, B., Meyer, S. A. (2017). Megakaryocyte expansion and macrophage infiltration with MNX, N-nitroso environmental degradation product of munitions compound RDX (hexahydro-1, 3, 5-trinitro-1, 3, 5-triazine), in bone marrow of subchronically exposed rats (pp. 913-21). J. Appl. Toxicol..
Hodgson, E., Meyer, S. A. (2014). Pesticides and Hepatotoxicity (pp. 25). Reference Module in Biomedical Research.
Deng, Y., Ai, J., Wilbanks, M., Meyer, S., Perkins, E. (2014). MicroRNA and messenger RNA profiling reveals new biomarkers and mechanisms for RDX induced neurotoxicity (pp. 12 p.). BMC Genomics.
Jaligama, S., Kale, V. M., Wilbanks, M. S., Perkins, E. J., Meyer, S. A. (2013). Delayed myelosuppression with acute exposure to hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and environmental degradation product hexahydro-1-nitroso-3,5-dinitro-1,3,5-triazine (MNX) in rats. (pp. 443-51). Toxicol Appl Pharmacol.
Akl, M. R., Meyer, S. A., El Sayed, K. A. (2014). Dichlorobenzoyl Sipholenol A Inhibits Breast Cancer Cell Growth and Motility in vitro and in vivo through Suppression of Brk and FAK Signaling (pp. 2282-304). Marine Drugs.
Sallam, A., Meyer, S. A., El Sayed, K. A. (2014). Marine Natural Products-Inspired Phenylmethylene Hydantoins with Potent in Vitro and in Vivo Antitumor Activities via Suppression of Brk and FAK Signaling (pp. 5295-303). Org. & Biomol. Chem..
Wilbanks, M. S., Meyer, S. A. (2014). Validation of a genomics-based hypothetical adverse outcome: 2,4-dinitrotoluene perturbs PPAR signaling thus impairing energy metabolism and exercise endurance. Toxicological Sciences.
Kale, V. J., Meyer, S. (2008). Comparative cytotoxicity of chloroacetanilide herbicides alachlor, acetochlor and metolachlor in rat and cryopreserved human hepatocytes (pp. 41-50). J. Biochem. Mol. Toxicol.
Hodgson, E., Meyer, S. (2010). Pesticides IN: Comprehensive Toxicology, 2nd ed., Vol. 10, Hepatic Toxicology. Elsevier.
Sallam, A., Ramasahayam, S., Meyer, S., El Sayed, K. (2010). Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of dibromotyrosine analogues inspired by marine natural products as inhibitors of human prostate cancer proliferation, invasion, and migration (pp. 7446–7457). New York: Elsevier.
Wallace, A. D., Meyer, S. (2010). Hepatotoxicity IN: Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology, 4th Ed. (pp. 671-692). NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Wallace, A. D., Meyer, S. (2010). Hepatotoxicity IN: A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, 4th ed. (pp. 275-290). NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Meyer, S., Blake, B. L. (2010). Forensic and Clinical Toxicology IN: A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, 4th ed. (pp. 457-473). NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Chowbina, S. Y., Meyer, S., Perkins, E. J. (2010). A new approach to construct pathway connected networks and its application in dose responsive gene expression profiles of rat liver regulated by 2,4DNT (pp. S4-11). BMC Genomics.
Ramasaham, S., El Sayed, K., Meyer, S. (2011). Effects of chemically characterized fractions from aerial parts of Echinacea purpurea and angustifolia on myelopoiesis in rats (pp. 1883-9). Planta Medica.
Deng, Y., Meyer, S., Perkins, E. J. (2011). Analysis of common and specific mechanisms of liver function affected by nitrotoluene compounds (pp. e14662). PLoS One.
Meyer, S., Ramasahayam, S. (2014). Echinacea. Elsevier.
Bhinge, K., Meyer, S., Liu, Y. (2012). Bhinge, K., V. Gupta, S. Hosain. S.D. Satyanarayanajois S.A.Meyer, B. Blaylock. Q.J. Zhang, and Y.Y. Liu. The opposite effects of doxorubicin on bone marrow stem cells versus breast cancer stem cells depend on glucosylceramide synthase. (pp. 1770-1778). Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol..

Research Grants

Meyer, S. A. (Principal), Barnett, H. (Supporting), Gentry, R. (Supporting), "Assessment of Risk of Human Health Effects of Specific Crude Oil Predicted from Compositional Profile" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Natl. Acad. Sci., Gulf Research Program, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $719640. (December 2017 - November 2020).
Meyer, S. A. (Principal), El-Giar, E. (Co-Principal), "Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography capability to enhance research and training among ULM toxicology, chemistry and pharmacology" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By LA BoR, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $91,645. (2018 - 2019).
Meyer, S. A. (Principal), "Dietary Supplement Echinacea Rescue of Chemical Myelosuppression" (Not Funded), Sponsored By NIH, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $. (April 2015 - March 2018).
Meyer, S. (Co-Principal), "Optimization of Echinacea spp. medicinal activity utilizing source-identified germplasm curated at the North Central Region Plant Introduction Station" (Funded), Sponsored By US Dept Agriculture (CRIS Proj#: 3625-21000-05 -00D), External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $12000. (September 30 2013 - August 31 2015).
Meyer, S. (Principal), El Sayed, K. (Co-Principal), Kemp, R. (Co-Principal), Widrlechner, M. (Supporting), "Dietary Supplement Echinacea Rescue of Chemical Myelosuppression" (Not Funded), Sponsored By NIH/NIEHS 1R21ES021278-01, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $426000. (April 2012 - April 2014).
Meyer, S. (Principal), "Effect of Exposure to the Nitroaromatic 2,4DNT on Energy Metabolism and Exercise Endurance in Mice" (Funded), Sponsored By Dept of Defense, US Army Corps of Engineers, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $38200. (September 1 2011 - March 31 2012).
El Sayed, K. (Principal), Hill, R. A. (Co-Principal), Briski, K. (Co-Principal), Meyer, S. (Co-Principal), Khalil, A. (Co-Principal), Akins, R. L. (Co-Principal), Satyanarayana-Jois, S. (Co-Principal), "Enhancement of ULM College of Pharmacy NMR Spectrometery" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Louisiana BoR-TRADITIONAL ENH Program, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $159785. (June 01 2010 - June 30 2011).
Meyer, S. (Principal), Briski, K. (Co-Principal), El Sayed, K. (Co-Principal), Sylvester, P. W. (Co-Principal), Liu, Y. (Co-Principal), Jackson, K. (Co-Principal), Jackson, D. (Co-Principal), Anderson, J. F., "Advancing ULM Free Radical Research through Acquision of ESR/EPR Spectrometer Advancing ULM Free Radical Research through Acquision of ESR/EPR Spectrometer" (Funded), Sponsored By LA Board of Regents-ENHANCEMENT, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $173805. (June 1 2010 - June 30 2011).

Awards & Honors

2016 Appointed member.

July 2014 Member, Scientific Advisory Committee.

June 2014 Fellow.

2014 Study Section, ZRG1 DKUS-N; Digestive Sciences.

2008 Study Section PHTBI-4; Traumatic Brain Injury/PTSD; Clinical Trials.

July 2008 2011 Member, Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods.

1984 NIH/NINCDS Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32).

1977 Sigma Xi.

1971 Phi Kappa Phi.

Courses Taught


PHAR 5052SEMINAR, 11 course(s)

PHAR 5064Pharmacogenetics, 1 course(s)






TOXI 1001Toxicology & Environment, 2 course(s)



TOXI 4013Gen Tox Lab, 3 course(s)


TOXI 4091SEMINAR, 7 course(s)