Thomas J. McDonald, Ph.D.

Thomas J. McDonald, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs/Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979-436-9425

Education and Training

Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Oceanography, 1988

Texas A&M University
M.S., Oceanography, 1982

Texas A&M University
B.S., Marine Science, 1980

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Petroleum Geochemistry
  • General Organic Chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Vuong A.M., Shinde M.U., Brender J.D., Shipp E.M., Huber J.C. Jr, Zheng Q., McDonald T.J., Sharkey J.R., Hoyt A.T., Werler M.M., Kelley K.E., Langlois P.H., Canfield M.A. 2015. Nitrosatable Drug Exposure during Pregnancy and Preterm and Small-for-Gestational-Age Births. Peadiatr Perinat Epidemiol. January 29(1): 60-71, (PMID 25492517).

  • Trueblood, A.B., Rincon, R., Perales, R., Hollingsworth, R., Miller, C., McDonald, T.J. and Cizmas, L.H. 2014. A Pilot Study of Changes in Environmental Knowledge and Behaviors among Head Start Employees and Parents Following Environmental Health Training in Webb County, TX. Journal of Immig and Min Hlth. Dec 2014 16(6). Published on-line. (PMID 25538003).

  • Phillips T.D., Richardson M., Cheng Y-S.L., He L., McDonald T.J, Cizmas L.H., Safe S.H., Donnelly K.C., Wang .F, Moorthy B., Zhou G-D. 2014. Mechanistic relationships between hepatic genotoxicity and carcinogenicity in male B6C3F1 mice treated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures. Arch. Toxicol., published online June 3, 2104, (PMID 24888377).

  • Sharma, V.K., Zboril, R., and McDonald. T.J. (2014). Formation and toxicity of brominated disinfection by-products during chlorination and chloramination of water: A review. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes. January (49): 212-228. (PMID: 24380621).

  • Sexton, K., Salinas, J.J., McDonald, T.J. Thomas, Gowen, R.M.Z., Miller, R.P, McCormick, J.B. and Fisher-Hoch, S.P. (2013). Biomarker Measurements of Prenatal Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) in Umbilical Cord Blood from Postpartum Hispanic Women in Brownsville, Texas. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 76(22): 1225-1235. (PMID: 24283394).

  • Trefry, J.H., Dunton, K.H., Trocine, R.P., Schonberg, S.V., McTigue, N.D., Hersh, E.S., and McDonald, T.J. (2013). Chemical and Biological Characterization of Two Historic Offshore Drill Sites in the Alaskan Arctic. Mar Environ. Res.  May (86): 35-45. (PMID: 23535013).

  •  Sexton, K., Salinas, J.J., McDonald, T.J. Thomas, Gowen, R.M.Z., Miller, R.P, McCormick, J.B. and Fisher-Hoch, S.P. (2013).  Biomarkers of Maternal and Fetal Exposures to Organochlorine Pesticides Measured in Pregnant Hispanic Women form Brownsville, Texas.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 10(1): 237-248. (PMID: 23343981).

  • Kim, Myung Hee, Wang, N., McDonald, T.J., and Chu, K.H.  2012.  Biodegradation and biotransformation of fluorotelomer alcohols by two alkane-degrading Pseudomonas strains.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering 109(12) 304103048.  (PMID 22614340).

  • Theodorakis, C.W., Bickham, J., Donnelly, K.C., McDonald, T.J., and Wilink, P.  DNA Damage and Fin Erosion in Cichlids from Oil Production Facility in Guatemala.  2012.  Ecotoxicology 21(2) 496-511. (PMID 22080433).

  • Kelley, M.A., Gillespie, A., Zhou, G.D., Zhang, S., Meador, J.P., Duncan, B., Donnelly, K.C., and McDonald, T.J.  2011. In situ biomonitoring of caged, juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Lower Duwamish Waterway.  Mar. Poll. Bull.  62(11): 2520-2532.  (PMID 21906759).

  • Sexton, K., Salinas, J.J., McDonald, T.J. Thomas, Gowen, R.MZ., Miller, R.P, McCormick, J.B.  and Fisher-Hoch, S.P. (2011).  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Maternal and Umbilical Cord Blood from Pregnant Hispanic Women Living in Brownsville, Texas.  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 8(8): 3365-3379. (PMID: 21909312)

  • Rinner, B.P., Matson, C.W., Islamzadeh, A., McDonald, T.J., Donnelly, K.C., and Bickham, J.W.  2011.  Evolutionary toxicology: contaminant-induced genetic mutations in mosquitofish form Sumgayit, Azerbaijan.  Ecotoxicology.  20(2): 365-376.  (PMID: 21312027)

  • Browne E, Kelley M, Zhou GD, He LY, McDonald TJ, Wang S, Duncan B, Meador J, Donnelly K, Gallagher E.  2010.  In situ biomonitoring of juvenile Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawytscha) using biomarkers of chemical exposures and effects in a partially remediated urbanized waterway of the Puget Sound, WA.

    Environ Res. 2010 Oct; 110 (7): 675-683.  (PMID: 20619832)

  • Naufal, Z. Zhiwen, L., Zhu, L., Zhou, GD, McDonald, TJ, He, LY, Mitchell, L., Ren, A., Zhu, H., Finnell, R., and Donnelly, KC.  2010.  Biomarkers of exposure to combustion by-products in a human population in Shanxi, China.  J. Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 20: 310-319. (PMID: 19277067).

  • Griesenbeck, G.S., J.D. Brender, J.R. Sharkey, J.C. Huber, A.A. Rene, T.J. McDonald, P.A. Romitti, M.A Canfield, P.H. Langlois, and L. Suarez.  2010.  Maternal Characteristics associated with the dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines in women of child-bearing age: a cross-sectional study.  Environ. Health. 199:10 (PMID 2848640).

  • Mendoza, I., R.L. Autenrieth, T.J. McDonald, and J.A. Cunningham.  2010.  Effect of pore velocity on biodegradation of cis-dichloroethene (DCE) in column experiments.  Biodegradation. 21(3): 365-377       (PMID 19894128).