Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
College of Public Health and Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience
College of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
- 2017-present, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
- 2017-present, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience, College of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
- 2007-2017, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
- 2007-2017, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience, College of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
- 2006-2007, Research Assistant Professor; Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
- 1998-2006, Assistant Professor; Pharmacology Department; Medical University of South Carolina
- 1991-1998, Research Assistant Professor; Pharmacology Department; Medical University of South Carolina
- 1987, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station
- 1982, B.A. Biology and Chemistry, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
My role in the College of Public Health is in the area of graduate education. I direct a basic toxicology course for both online and campus-based students in the Masters of Public Health Program. I also direct basic and advanced toxicology courses for students in the Environmental Health and Toxicology Doctoral Program in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health.
My primary role in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience is in education. My focus in education is two-fold. The first is to develop novel educational methods to assist students in learning basic pharmacological concepts for students in Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions programs. The second is to help provide guided discussions for graduate students in Neuroscience to develop skills to critically evaluate and interpret the literature and to use these skills to formulate new approaches in their scientific investigations.
My research interests have been in the fields of toxicology and development of long-acting drugs for chronic infectious disease such as human immunodeficiency virus. I have used primary liver cells and whole animal rodent models to study mechanisms of liver toxicity of drugs and environmental chemicals such as acetaminophen and trichloroethylene. I have also collaborated with department, UNMC and national investigators with the goal of developing nanoformulations of antiretroviral drugs to provide extended and targeted therapeutic drug concentrations. I have worked with cell culture and animal model systems to understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of long-acting prodrug nanoformulations of existing antiretroviral drugs.
- McMillan J, Szlachetka A, Zhou T, Morsey B, Lamberty B, Callen S, Gautam N, Alnouti Y, Edagwa B, Gendelman HE, Fox HS. Pharmacokinetic testing of a first generation cabotegravir prodrug in rhesus macaques. AIDS. 33:585-588, 2019. PMID: 30289818.
- Dash PK, Kaminski R, Bella R, Su H, Mathews S, Ahooyi TM, Chen C, Mancuso P, Sariyer R, Ferrante P, Donadoni M, Robinson JA, Sillman B, Lin Z, Hilaire J, Banoub M, Elango M, Gautam N, Mosley RL, Poluektova LY, McMillan J, Bade AN, Gorantla S, Sariyer IK, Burdo TH, Young W-B, Amini S, Gordon J, Jacobson JM, Edagwa B, Khalili K, Gendelman HE. Sequential LASER ART and CRISPR Treatments Eliminate HIV-1 in a Subset of Infected Humanized Mice. Nat. Commun. 10:2753. 2019. PMID: 31266936.
- Hilaire JR, Bade AN, Sillman B, Gautam N, Herskovitz J, Dyavar Shetty BL, Wojtkiewicz MS, Szlachetka A, Lamberty BG, Sravanam S, Fox HS, Alnouti Y, Dash PK, McMillan JM, Edagwa BJ, Gendelman HE. Creation of a long-acting rilpivirine prodrug nanoformulation. J. Control. Release. 311-312:201-211. 2019. PMID: 31491432.
- Kevadiya BD, Ottemann B, Mukadam IZ, Castellanos L, Sikora K, Hilaire JR, Machhi J, Herskovitz J, Soni D, Hasan M, Zhang W, Anandakumar S, Garrison J, McMillan J, Edagwa B, Mosley RL, Vachet RW, Gendelman HE. Rod-shape theranostic nanoparticles facilitate antiretroviral drug biodistribution and activity in human immunodeficiency virus susceptible cells and tissues. Theranostics. 10:630-656. 2020. PMID: 31903142.
- Kulkarni TA, Bade AN, Sillman B, Shetty BLD, Wojtkiewicz MS, Gautam N, Hilaire JR, Sravanam S, Szlachetka A, Lamberty BG, Morsey BM, Fox HS, Alnouti Y, McMillan JM, Mosley RL, Meza J, Domanico PL, Yue TY, Moore G, Edagwa BJ, Gendelman HE. A year-long extended release nanoformulated cabotegravir prodrug. Nat. Mater. 19:910-920. 2020. PMID: 32341511.
- Cobb DA, Smith NA, Edagwa BJ, McMillan JM. Long-acting approaches for delivery of antiretroviral drugs for prevention and treatment of HIV: a review of recent research. Expert Opin. Drug Deliv. 17: 1227-1238, 2020. PMID: 32552187.
- Alomar FA, Al-Rubaish A, Al-Muhanna F, Al-Ali AK, McMillan J, Singh J, Bidasee KR. Adeno-Associated Viral Transfer of Glyoxalase-1 Blunts Carbonyl and Oxidative Stresses in Hearts of Type 1 Diabetic Rats. Antioxidants (Basel). 9(7):592. 2020. PMID: 32640624
- Herskovitz J, Hasan M, Machhi J, Mukadam I, Ottemann BM, Hilaire JR, Woldstad C, McMillan J, Liu Y, Seravalli J, Sarella A, Gendelman HE, Kevadiya BD. Europium sulfide nanoprobes predict antiretroviral drug delivery into HIV-1 cell and tissue reservoirs. Nanotheranostics. 5:417-430. 2021. PMID: 33972918
- Bade AN, McMillan JM, Liu Y, Edagwa B, Gendelman HE. Dolutegravir Inhibition of Matrix Metalloproteinases Affects Mouse Neurodevelopment. Mol. Neurobiol. 2021. doi: 10.1007/s12035-021-02508-5. PMID: 34390469
- Cobb DA, Smith N, Deodhar S, Bade AN, Gautam N, Shetty BLD, McMillan J, Alnouti Y, Cohen SM, Gendelman HE, Edagwa B. Transformation of tenofovir into stable ProTide nanocrystals with long-acting pharmacokinetic profiles. Nature Commun. 12:5458. 2021. PMID: 34531390
- Society of Toxicology
- American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists