Center for Environmental Health and Toxicology
Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2015 - Present, Director, Center for Environmental Health and Toxicology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- 2012 - Present, Director, Nebraska Watershed Network, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
- 2011 - 2015, Interim Director, Center for Environmental Health and Toxicology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
- 2007 - Present, Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- 2010 - Present., Professor, (Courtesy appointment) Center for Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
- 2009 - Present, Professor, (Courtesy appointment) School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska Lincoln.
- 2004 - Present, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- PhD 1991 Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder.
- MS 1981 Department of Fisheries and Oceanic Science, University of Washington Seattle.
- BS 1978 Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Research Interest & Projects
- Land use and its impact on water quality and environmental health.
- Gene expression in environmental sentinel organisms as indicators of exposure to toxic compounds.
- The role of sediment in the fate and transport of emerging contaminants.
- Cancer incidence and its geographical relationship to watersheds.
- Citizen scientist and its role in data acquisition.
- Zhang, Y., R.G. Krysl, J.M. Ali, S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, A.S. Kolok. 2015. Impact of sediment on agrichemical fate and bioavailability to adult female fathead minnows: A field study. Environmental Science and Technology. 49 (15): 9037–9047.
- Ali, J.M. and A.S. Kolok. 2015. On-site, serial exposure of female fathead minnows to the Elkhorn River, NE, USA spring agrichemical pulse. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 34:1354–1361.
- Christenson, M.K., A.J. Trease, L-P. Potluri, A.J. Jezewski, V.M. Davis, L.A. Knight, A.S. Kolok, Paul H. Davis. 2014. De novo assembly and analysis of the northern leopard frog Rana pipiens transcriptome. Journal of Genomics. 2:141-149.
- Sangster, J.L., Y. Zhang, D. D. Snow, M.B. Cox, J.C. Sivils, Y.A. Garcia, R. Hernandez, A.S. Kolok and S.L. Bartelt-Hunt. 2014. The influence of sediment on steroid fate and bioavailability in aquatic systems. Science of the Total Environment. 496: 576–584.
- Kolok, A. S., Sellin Jeffries, M., Knight, L., Snow, D., and Bartelt, Hunt, S. 2014. The hourglass: A conceptual framework for the transport of biologically active compounds from agricultural landscapes. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 50:(2) 266-274.
- Jessick, A.M., Skolness, S. and A.S. Kolok. 2014. Sandy sediment and the bioavailability of 17-trenbolone to adult fathead minnows. Aquatic Toxicology 148: 48-54.
- Knight, L.A., M.K. Christensen, A.J. Trease, P.H. Davis, and A.S. Kolok. 2013. The spring runoff in Nebraska’s Elkhorn River watershed and its impact on two environmental sentinel species. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 32:1544-1551.
- Sellin-Jeffries, M.K., A.C. Mehinto, B.J. Carter, N.D. Denslow and A.S. Kolok. 2012. Taking microarrays to the field: Differential hepatic gene expression of caged fathead minnows from Nebraska watersheds. Environmental Science and Technology. 46: 1877–1885.
- Kolok, A.S., H.L. Schoenfuss, T. Vail, and C. Propper. 2011. Empowering citizen scientists: The strength of many in monitoring biologically active environmental contaminants. Bioscience 61 (8) 626-630.
- Kolok, A.S. and H.L. Schoenfuss. 2011. Environmental scientists, biologically active compounds and sustainability: The vital role for small-scale science. Environmental Science and Technology 45:39-44.
- American Fisheries Society
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry