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Dr. Thomas W. Simmons

Assoc. Prof. of Biology

Indiana Univ. of PA


Direct Link to Dr. Simmons' Home Page

Electronic Mail Address



Office: (724) 357-4898
Biology Department Office: (724) 357-2352
FAX: (724) 357-5700


Semester Schedule

Office Hours

Teaching Schedule


IUP Campus Address

212B Weyandt Hall
Department of Biology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705

Professional Interests and Formal Education
[ Publications ]

Field: Environmental Toxicology

          My research activities focus on the biological effects of water pollutants. My recent projects have evaluated the toxicity of acid mine drainage components (e.g., iron and aluminum) to aquatic organisms and macroinvertebrate communities. A new area of interest for me is nitrate contamination of well drinking water and its associated health effects. Dr. Amadu Ayebo and I are studying this problem in a rural mid-western Pennsylvania farming community. I am also developing an aquatic invertebrate model to study methemoglobinemia caused by nitrite exposure.

B.A.   - 1979 State University of New York at Oswego
M.S. - 1982 State University of New York at Oneonta
Ph.D. - 1988 St. John's University
Postdoctorate: 1988-1991 Environmental Health Sciences Center
              University of Rochester School of Medicine

Biology Department Web Site Maintainer: Dr. Ray L. Winstead
Direct e-mail Link: RWinstea@grove.iup.edu