Jaime Mirowsky | Chemistry | SUNY-ESF
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Jaime MirowskyAssistant Professor

Jaime Mirowsky

316 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


Education and Training

BS, 2007, James Madison University, Chemistry
MS, 2010, New York University, Environmental Health Science
PhD, 2013, New York University, Environmental Health Science
Postdoctoral researcher, 2013-2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Toxicology

Courses Taught

EHS 360 Environmental Sampling (lecture and laboratory) (3 credits, Spring semester)

FCH 796 Introduction to Biomarkers (1 credit, Spring semester)

Research Interests

An air pollutant is any harmful substance that builds up in the air that can have an adverse effect on humans and/or the ecosystem.  Some sources of air pollutants include particles from motor vehicle exhaust or power plants, pollen from plants, smoke from fires or cigarettes, and windblown dust from deserts.  Hazardous air pollutants are found both in the outdoor and indoor environment, as well as in both developing and developed countries around the world.  In 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollutants were responsible for approximately 8 million premature deaths worldwide, making air pollution the world's single largest environmental health problem.

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Adverse health effects associated with air pollutant exposures include cancer, asthma, COPD, stroke, and heart disease.  Additionally, whether a person experiences an adverse effect due to pollution exposure depends on several factors, including the age, sex, gender, and genetics of the person, as well as the source and toxicity of the pollutants being inhaled.  My research interests center on characterizing work-related and environmental exposures to air pollutants, analyzing the physiological and toxicological impact of these pollutants using both cellular and human models, and determining what factors make some humans more susceptible to adverse health effects than others. 


  1. Zhou S, Pan G, Behrooz L, Vilcassim R, Mirowsky JE, Breysee P, Rule A, Huang JS, Weitzman M, Gordon T. 2016. Secondhand hookah smoke: an occupational hazard for hookah bar employees. Tobacco Control. 0:1-6. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26811352)
  2. Mirowsky JE, Dailey LA, Devlin RB. 2016. Differential expression of pro-inflammatory and oxidative stress mediators induced by nitrogen dioxide and ozone in primary human bronchial epithelial cells. Inhalation Toxicology. 28: 374-382. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27206323)
  3. Mirowsky J, Jin L, Thurston G, Lighthall D, Tyner T, Horton L, Galdanes K, Chillrud S, Ross J, Pinkerton KE, Chen LC, Lippmann M, Gordon T. 2015. In vitro and in vivo toxicity of urban and rural particulate matter from California. Atmospheric Environment. 103:256-262. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26478712)
  4. Mirowsky JE, Peltier RE, Lippmann M, Thurston G, Neas L, Diaz-Sanchez D, Carter J, Laumbach R, Gordon T. 2015. Repeated measures of inflammation, blood pressure, and heart rate variability associated with traffic exposures in healthy adults. Environmental Health. 14:66-77. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26276052)
  5. Mirowsky J, Hickey C, Horton L, Blaustein M, Galdanes K, Peltier RE, Chillrud S, Chen LC, Ross J, Nadas A, Lippmann M, Gordon T. 2013. The effect of particle size, location and season on the toxicity of urban and rural particulate matter. Inhalation Toxicology. 25:747-757. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24255952)

You can access all my publications here (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/jaime.mirowsky.1/bibliography/51116655/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending)!


Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Amanda CharetteAmanda Charette

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mirowsky
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry

Shelby ColemanShelby Coleman

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mirowsky
  • Area of Study: Environmental Chemistry

Additional information

If you want more information about the graduate program, please visit the following website (http://www.esf.edu/forms/chemistry/chem.asp) and fill out a brief form.

You can also email me if you want further information about my research!