I am involved in teaching pharmacology and neuroscience to medical, dental and graduate students. I am also involved in teaching toxicology to Residence of Occupational health, MSPH and graduate students. I have broad background in physiology, endocrinology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cell culture, molecular biology, and environmental toxicology with specific training and expertise in oxidative stress related diseases. My research focuses on reactive oxygen species related inflammatory diseases, such as pulmonary, cardiovascular and reproductive diseases induced by environmental toxicants. Furthermore, I have developed considerable expertise on liposomal preparation for drug delivery. My current research is 1) to examine how mainstream and secondhand cigarette smoke exposure modulates in the function of translocator protein in prostate epithelial cells and effect of PK11195 and 2) to examine whether antioxidant liposome can be used as a therapeutic regimen to control mustard gas-induced COPD associated neurodegenerative disorder, I have been collaborating with Dr. Das for a considerable time and this collaboration has enabled us to publish a significant number of manuscripts on smoke and mustard gas induced lung injury. We have validated translocator protein as biomarker of breast cancer and established that dietary soy protein has a beneficial effect in delaying the development of breast cancer and controlling its aggressiveness. As Co-investigator on several DOD and FAMRI - funded research projects, I have trained a number of postdoctoral (4), graduate (5), medical (6), undergraduate (5) and high school students (6) in my laboratory. I have the expertise, leadership and enthusiasm necessary to participate in the summer research training of medical students as proposed in this project.