Kent Pinkerton

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Pediatrics - Medicine
Anatomy - Vet Anat & Cell Bio

Offices and Labs

103 Center for Health and the Environment, Davis, CA 95616
+1 530 752 8334

Profile Introduction

Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine


1982 PhD Pathology Duke University
1978 MS Pathology Duke University
1974 BS Microbiology Brigham Young University

Research Interests

Pathophysiology of the respiratory system. The effects of environmental air pollutants (gases, vapors, and particles) on lung inflammation and disease. The role of cytokines and growth factors in lung maturation and development. The impact of nanotechnology on health and disease. Research techniques include pulmonary function testing of small laboratory animals, telemetry for cardiovascular physiology, morphometric assessment of respiratory structure and function, inhalation chambers and exposure systems.

Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Health and the Environment
California National Primate Research Center
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
NIEHS Environmental Health Science Core Center
John Muir Institute of the Environment


American Thoracic Society
Society of Toxicology
American Physiological Society
American Association of Immunologists

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiology
  • Comparative Physiology


Center for Health and the Environment
  • Dale Uyeminami


9/7/2016 10:32:53 AM
    • 2015 Kent E. Pinkerton, Mary Harbaugh, MeiLan K. Han, Claude Jourdan Le Saux, Laura S. Van Winkle, William J. Martin II, Rose J. Kosgei, E. Jane Carter, Nicole Sitkin, Suzette M. Smiley-Jewell, and Maureen George Women and Lung Disease Sex Differences and Global Health Disparities American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,
    • 2015 Carosino CM, Bein KJ, Plummer LE, Castañeda AR, Zhao Y, Wexler AS, Pinkerton KE Allergic Airway Inflammation is Differentially Exacerbated by Daytime and Nighttime Ultrafine and Submicron Fine Ambient Particles: Heme Oxygenase-1 as an Indicator of PM-Mediated Allergic Inflammation Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health,
    • 2015 Gary W. Ewart, William N. Rom, Sidney S. Braman, and Kent E. Pinkerton From Closing the Atmospheric Ozone Hole to Reducing Climate Change. Lessons Learned ATS Journals,
    • 2015 Jaime E. Mirowsky, Lan Jin, George Thurston, David Lighthall, Tim Tyner, Lori Horton, Karen Galdanes, Steven Chillrud, James Ross, Kent E. Pinkerton, Lung Chi Chen, Morton Lippmann, Terry Gordon In vitro and in vivo toxicity of urban and rural particulate matter from California Atmospheric Environment,
    • 2015 Davidson, RA, Anderson, DS, Van Winkle, LS, Pinkerton, KE, Guo, T Evolution of Silver Nanoparticles in the Rat Lung Investigated by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A,
    • 2015 Anderson, DS, Patchin, ES, Silva, RM, Uyeminami, DL, Sharmah, A, Guo, T, Das, GK, Brown, JM, Shannahan, J, Gordon, T, Chen, LC, Pinkerton, KE, Van Winkle, LS Influence of Particle Size on Persistence and Clearance of Aerosolized Silver Nanoparticles in the Rat Lung. Toxicological Sciences,
    • 2015 Anderson, DS, Silva, RM, Lee, D, Edwards, PC, Sharmah, A, Guo, T, Pinkerton, KE, Van Winkle, LS Persistence of silver nanoparticles in the rat lung: Influence of dose, size, and chemical composition. Nanotoxicology,
    • 2015 Belafsky, PC, Peake, J, Smiley-Jewell, SM, Verma, SP, Dworkin-Valenti, J, Pinkerton, KE Soot and house dust mite allergen cause eosinophilic laryngitis in an animal model. The Laryngoscope,
    • 2015 Carosino, CM, Bein, KJ, Plummer, LE, Castañeda, AR, Zhao, Y, Wexler, AS, Pinkerton, KE Allergic airway inflammation is differentially exacerbated by daytime and nighttime ultrafine and submicron fine ambient particles: heme oxygenase-1 as an indicator of PM-mediated allergic inflammation. Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A,
    • 2015 Ewart, GW, Rom, WN, Braman, SS, Pinkerton, KE From closing the atmospheric ozone hole to reducing climate change. Lessons learned. Annals of the American Thoracic Society,