Aditya Stanam

Aditya Stanam
Year of graduation: 

I joined the Doctoral program in Human Toxicology in Fall 2012. During my Physician training in India, I got opportunities to study, understand and treat several diseases from pathologic-clinical standpoints. After that, my master’s education in public health (environmental health) gave me opportunities to explore the determinants of diseases from an environmental standpoint.

As a logical extension to my research interest, now I would like to investigate the mechanisms that relate the environmental pollutants to the mysterious disease conditions and contribute to the propagation of toxicology research process.Interdisciplinary nature and lab-rotation component of the Tox program have been giving me opportunities to re-discover my research interests.

1132 Medical Laboratories

Previous education:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 2008
MPH, Environmental Health
Western Kentucky University, KY 2011
Current research description: 
  • Investigating the upper airway epithelial responses to inhaled metallic nanoparticles.
  • Investigating the mechanisms of erlotinib resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).


Thesis title: 

Inflammatory Cytokine Signaling Contribute to Erlotinib Resistance in Head and Neck Cancer


Gasana J, Stanam A, Pierre-Victor D, Howard M. (2013). Epigenetics and asthma among children: A meta-analysis. Paper # 288339, 141st APHA annual meeting (Abstract).

Golla V, Taylor RD, Stanam A, Chavan, P, Ellis C, et al. (2011). Madison County, Kentucky, Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Analysis. Western Kentucky University College of Health and Human Services, Dept. of Public Health (Technical report).

Awards and honors: 

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, 2011, College of Health and Human Services, WKU

Best Graduate Research Paper, natural sciences session, 41st SRC, 2011, WKU

2015 Central States Society of Toxicology Poster Award

Current employer/institution: 
Prime Healthcare Management
Work address: 
3300 E. GUASTI ROAD , Ontario, CA 91761