Kent E Pinkerton

Professor in Residence

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

1974, BS, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah,
1978, MS, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina,
1982, PhD, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina,
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase is a Novel Therapeutic Target in Asthma, Bruce Hammock (Principal Investigator), American Asthma Foundation
Co-Investigator, California National Primate Research Center , Harros Lewin (Principal Investigator), NIH
Co-Investigator, Coccidioidomycosis Among California Hispanic Farm Workers, Stephen A McCurdy (Principal Investigator), CDC/NIOSH
Principal Investigator, Agriculture and Climate Change Impacts on Workers' Health and Safety, (Principal Investigator), CDC/NIOSH
Other, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Core Center, Hertz-Picciotto (Principal Investigator), NIH/NIEHS
Principal Investigator, Respiratory and Ocular Toxicity of Inhaled Nanomaterials, (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Environmental Health Science
Other, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Marc Schenker (Principal Investigator), CDC/NIOSH
Honors and Awards
1998 Favorite Teacher Award, School of Veterinary Medicine
2000 Favorite Teacher Award, School of Veterinary Medicine
2006 Faculty Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine
2008 University Citation for Distinguished Teaching, University of California, Davis
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2015 Peake JL, Pinkerton KE : Gross and Subgross Anatomy of Lungs, Pleura, Connective Tissue Septa, Distal Airways, and Structural Units, Chapter 3, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, New York. 21-31.
2015 Pinkerton KE, Van Winkle LS, Plopper CG : Structural and Cellular Diversity of the Mammalian Respiratory System, Chapter 1, Parent RA, (ed), Comparative Biology of the Normal Lung Second Edition, New York. 3-5.
2015 Green FHY, Pinkerton KE. : Environmental Determinants of Lung Aging, Chapter 27, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, 2nd Edition, New York. 471-491.
2015 Xu JY, Smiley-Jewell S, Claude J, Pinkerton KE. : Effects Environmental Tobacco Smoke during Early Life Stages, Chapter 21, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, 2nd Edition, New York. 385-397.
2015 Pinkerton KE, Herring MJ, Hyde DM, Green FHY : Normal Aging of the Lung, Chapter 14, Richard Harding and Kent E. Pinkerton, (ed), The Lung: Development, Aging and the Environment, 2nd Edition, New York. 265-285.
Ten Recent Publications

Wei H, Zhang Y, Song S, Pinkerton KE, Geng H, Ro CU
Alveolar macrophage reaction to PM2.5 of hazy day in vitro: Evaluation methods and mitochondrial screening to determine mechanisms of biological effect

Mack S, Shin J, Ahn Y, Castañeda AR, Peake J, Fulgar C, Zhang J, Cho YH, Pinkerton KE
Age-Dependent Pulmonary Reactivity to House Dust Mite Allergen: A Model of Adult-Onset Asthma?

Wang Z, Wang L, Tapa S, Pinkerton KE, Chen CY, Ripplinger CM
Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Arrhythmogenic Cardiac Alternans in a Mouse Model

Pinkerton KE, Poindexter ME
Harmful Interruptions: Impact of Smoking Patterns on Tumorigenesis and Emphysema

Zhang J, Fulgar CC, Mar T, Young DE, Zhang Q, Bein KJ, Cui L, Castañeda A, Vogel CFA, Sun X, Smiley-Jewell S, Zhang Z, Pinkerton KE
TH17-induced neutrophils enhance the pulmonary allergic response following BALB/c exposure to house dust mite allergen and fine particulate matter from California and China

Castañeda AR, Pinkerton KE, Bein KJ, Magaña-Méndez A, Yang HT, Ashwood P, Vogel CFA
Ambient particulate matter activates the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in dendritic cells and enhances Th17 polarization

Rice MB, Motto Malea N, Pinkerton KE, Shwartz J, Nadeau KC, Browner CM, Whitehouse S, Thurston GD
Realizing the Paris Climate Agreement to Improve Cardiopulmonary Health, Where Science Meets Policy

Hopkins LE, Laing EA, Peake JL, Uyeminami D, Mack SM, Li X, Smiley-Jewell S, Pinkerton KE
Repeated Iron-Soot Exposure and Nose-to-brain Transport of Inhaled Ultrafine Particles

Smit-McBride Z, Nguyen J, Elliott GW, Wang Z, McBride RA, Nguyen AT, Oltjen SL, Yiu G, Thomasy SM, Pinkerton KE, Lee ES, Cunefare D, Farsiu S, Morse LS
Effects of aging and environmental tobacco smoke exposure on ocular and plasma circulatory microRNAs in the Rhesus macaque.

Albrengues J, Shields MA, Ng D, Park CG, Ambrico A, Poindexter ME, Upadhyay P, Uyeminami DL, Pommier A, Küttner V, Bružas E, Maiorino L, Bautista C, Carmona EM, Gimotty PA, Fearon DT, Chang K, Lyons SK, Pinkerton KE, Trotman LC, Goldberg MS, Yeh JT, Egeblad M
Neutrophil extracellular traps produced during inflammation awaken dormant cancer cells in mice.