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Jenora Denise Waterman

Associate Professor

Jenora Denise Waterman
College
College of Science and Technology

Department
Biology

Contact
Hines Hall 304
Education
B.S.Biology / Bennett College
M.S.Biology / North Carolina A&T State University
Ph.D.Functional Genomics / North Carolina State University

Bio

Research interests include: airway inflammation and oxidative stress, agricultural environmental stressors (e.g., organic dust, animal production environments), airway epithelial cell culture models, proteome dynamics, pulmonary research, and, via collaborations, toxicology of engineered biomaterials that restore functions lost due to injuries, disease and congenital defects of the airway.

Research Interests

The primary focus of The Waterman Lab is to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms governing respiratory diseases affecting pigs and farm workers in concentrated animal feeding operations, such as swine confinement facilities (SCF). Specifically, modulation of oxidative stress and inflammation pathways in airway epithelial and lung tissues in response to SCF environment and organic dust exposures. Her team utilizes basic science and translational research approaches to develop models of respiratory diseases affecting farm animals and humans. Dr. Waterman holds a doctoral degree in Functional Genomics.

Recent Publications

  • Mainul Faruque, Kwadwo Darkwa, Christa Watson, Jenora Waterman, Dhananjay Kumar (2012). (Synthesis, structure and biocompatibility of pulsed laser-deposited TiN nanowires for implant applications). (7) 100A, pp. 1831-1838. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A.
  • Carresse Gerald, Christi McPherson, Tha'Mes McDaniel, Zhigang Xu, Bryce Holmes, Leonard Williams, Niki Whitley, Jenora Waterman (2014). (A biophysiochemical analysis of settled livestock and poultry housing dusts). (2) 9, pp. 153-166. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences.
  • Jessica Perkins, Zhigang Xu, Christopher Smith, Abhijit Roy, PrashantN Kumta, Jenora Waterman, Dawn Conklin, Salil Desai (2014). (Direct Writing of Polymeric Coatings on Magnesium Alloy for Tracheal Stent Applications). pp. 1-8. Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • Yongseok Jang, Daniel Owuor, Jenora Waterman, Leon White, Boyce Collins, Jagannathan Sankar, Thomas Gilbert, Yeo Heung Yun (2014). (Effect of mucin and bicarbonate ion on corrosion behavior of AZ31 magnesium alloy for airway stents). (8) 7, pp. 5866-5882. Materials.
  • Sara Luffy, Da-Tren Chou, Jenora Waterman, Peter Wearden, Prashant Kumpta, Thomas Gilbert (2014). (Evaluation of magnesium-yttrium alloy as an extraluminal tracheal stent). 102, pp. 611-620. Journal of Biomaterials Research Part A.
  • Ruth Pender, Radiah Minor, Steven Hurley, Dawn Conklin, Jenora Waterman (2014). (Exposure to swine housing dust modulates macrophage morphology and function). (1) 10, pp. 35-45. American Journal of Immunology.
  • Nan Zhao, Nevija Watson, Zhigang Xu, Yongjun , Jenora Waterman, Jagannathan Sankar, Donghui Zhu (2014). (In vitro biocompatibility and endothelialization of novel magnesium-rare earth alloys for improved stent applications). PLoS One.
  • Nan Zhao, Nevija Watson, Zhigang Xu, Yongjun Chen, Jenora Waterman, Jagannathan Sankar, Donghui Zhu (2014). (In Vitro Biocompatibility and Endothelialization of Novel Magnesium-Rare Earth Alloys for Improved Stent Applications). (6) 9, pp. e98674. PLoS ONE.
  • Mykea McKnight, Jabria Allen, Jenora Waterman, Steven Hurley, Joshua Idassi, Radiah Minor (2014). (MORINGA TEA BLOCKS ACUTE LUNG INFLAMMATION INDUCED BY SWINE CONFINEMENT DUST THROUGH A MECHANISM INVOLVING TNF-a EXPRESSION, C-JUN N-TERMINAL KINASE ACTIVATION AND NEUTROPHIL REGULATION). (2) 10, pp. 73-87. American Journal of Immunology.
  • Christopher Mahoney, Dawn Conklin, Jenora Waterman, Jagannathan Sankar, Narayan Bhattarai (2016). (Electrospun Nanofibers of Poly ($$-caprolactone)/Depolymerized Chitosan for Respiratory Tissue Engineering Applications). (just-accepted) pp. 1–21. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition.
  • C. Mahoney, D. Conklin, Jenora Waterman, Jagannathan Sankar, Narayan Bhattarai (2016). (Electrospun nanofibers of poly(epsilon-caprolactone)/depolymerized chitosan for respiratory tissue engineering applications). (7) 27, pp. 611-625. Journal of Biomaterials Science-Polymer Edition.
  • Christopher Mahoney, Dawn Conklin, Jenora Waterman, Jagannathan Sankar, Narayan Bhattarai (2016). (Electrospun nanofibers of poly ($\varepsilon$-caprolactone)/depolymerized chitosan for respiratory tissue engineering applications). (7) 27, pp. 611--625. Journal of Biomaterials science, Polymer edition.
  • Christopher Mahoney, Dawn Conklin, Jenora Waterman, Jagannathan Sankar, Narayan Bhattarai (2016). (Electrospun Nanofibers of Poly (ε-caprolactone)/Depolymerized Chitosan for Respiratory Tissue Engineering Applications). (7) 27, pp. 611-625. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition.
  • Manishi Pallavi, Jenora Waterman, Youngmi Koo, Jagannathan Sankar, Yeoheung Yun (2019). (In Vitro Cytotoxicity of Possible Corrosion Products from Mg-Based Biodegradable Metals: Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Hydroxide Nanoparticles). (20) 9, Applied Sciences.
  • Jenora Waterman, Chakia McClendon, Rohit Ranabhat, Ke'Yona Barton (2019). (Profiling of cell stress proteins reveals decreased expression of enzymatic antioxidants in tracheal epithelial tissue of pigs raised indoors). (9) 11, pp. 5716-5727. American Journal of Translational Research.