Hans-Joachim Lehmler, PhD

Deputy Director

Dr. Lehmler is a professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa (UI). He earned his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Bonn, Germany, and received training in chemical and analytical toxicology at the University of Kentucky and the UI. He has extensive experience with assessment of the toxicity of environmental contaminants and their metabolites in vitro and in vivo. He has served as director of the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) and as leader of the Synthesis Core of the Iowa Superfund Research Program (ISRP) since 2006. Together with Jonathan Doorn, he directs the Oxidative Stress and Metabolism Thematic Area of the EHSRC.

As deputy director of the ISRP, Dr. Lehmler assists the director in scientific and administrative oversight of the program and in facilitating effective and timely communication of research findings and interactions among the investigators in the individual projects and cores. He leads the Synthesis Core, where he oversees and coordinates the chemical synthesis and the chemical characterization of synthetic compounds. He also leads Project 1