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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Dr. John D. Tessari

Superfund Research Program

Dr. John D. Tessari

Colorado State University
135 Physiology

Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1676
Phone: 970-491-7037
Fax: 970-491-8304




  • Dean, Jr. CE, Benjamin SA, Chubb LS, Tessari JD, Keefe TJ. 2002. Nonadditive hepatic tumor promoting effects by a mixture of two structurally different polychlorinated biphenyls in female rat livers. Toxicol Sci 66(1):54-61. PMID:11861972


  • Benjamin SA, Yang RH, Tessari JD, Chubb LS, Brown MD, Dean CE, Keefe TJ. 1999. Lack of promotional effects of groundwater contaminant mixtures on the induction of preneoplastic foci in rat liver. Toxicology 137(3):137-149. PMID:10522494


  • Perkins C, Winn DT, Tessari JD, Chubb LS, Cady TA, Clements WH, Benjamin SA, Yang RH. 1998. Analytical chemistry determinations of complex chemical mixtures. In: Proceedings of the Superfund Basic Research Program: A Decade of Improving Health through Multi-Disciplinary Research. Chapel Hill, NC.


  • Archibeque-Engle S, Tessari JD, Winn DT, Keefe TJ, Nett TM, Zheng T. 1997. Comparison of organochlorine pesticide and polychlorinated biphenyl residues in human breast adipose tissue and serum. J Toxicol Environ Health A 52:285-293. PMID:9354175
  • Arguello J, Kinonen C, Miller C, Palmer J, Dowell C, Cao JQ, Spink D, Tessari JD, Veeramachaneni D, Cosma G. 1997. Comparative reproductive toxicities of p,p-DDT vs. p,p-DDE following perinatal exposures in male rabbits. In: Proceedings of the 36th Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting, March 9-13, 1997. Cincinnati, OH.
  • Benjamin SA, Chubb LS, Dean, Jr. CE, Tessari JD, Yang RH, Brown MD. 1997. Lack of preneoplastic foci in rats exposed to a hazardous waste groundwater mixture in a medium-term hepatic initiation/promotion assay. Environ Health Perspect 36:153.


  • Archibeque-Engle S, Tessari JD, Winn DT. 1996. Quality assurance/quality control procedures for chlorinated hydrocarbons in human breast adipose tissue. J Toxicol Environ Health A 49:589-598. PMID:8977626
  • Constan AA, Benjamin SA, Chubb LS, Tessari JD, Baker DC, Yang RH. 1996. Concurrent apoptosis and hepatocellular proliferation prevent increased formation of enzyme-altered foci in F344 rats exposed to a mixture of groundwater contaminants. Environ Health Perspect 30:160.
  • Constan AA, Benjamin SA, Tessari JD, Baker DC, Yang RH. 1996. Increased rate of apoptosis correlates with hepatocellular proliferation in Fischer-344 rats following long-term exposure to a mixture of groundwater contaminants. Toxicol Pathol 24(3):315-322. doi:10.1177/019262339602400307 PMID:8736387
  • Dean, Jr. CE, Benjamin SA, Yang RH, Chubb LS, Tessari JD. 1996. Cell proliferation, apoptosis, and promotion of preneoplastic foci in rat liver after exposure to a model hazardous waste groundwater mixture. In: Proceedings of the FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Summer Research Conference: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for Liver Growth Regulation. Snowmass, CO.
  • Hwang IY, Reardon KF, Tessari JD, Yang RH. 1996. A gas-liquid system for enzyme kinetic studies of volatile organic chemicals: Determination of enzyme kinetic constants and partition coefficients of trichloroethylene. Drug Metab Dispos 24:377-382. PMID:8801050
  • Tessari JD. 1996. Analytical chemistry quality control/quality assurance. In: Proceedings of the Northeast/MidAtlantic Breast Cancer Programs: Timing of Environmental Exposures in Breast Cancer, (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences). NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  • Thomas RS, Chubb LS, Constan AA, Benjamin SA, El-Masri HA, Veeramachaneni D, Tessari JD, Nett TM, Palmer J, Miller C, Kinonen C, Arguello J, Cosma G. 1996. Male reproductive toxicity following perinatal exposures to the anti-androgen p,p-DDT. In: Proceedings of the 35thAnnual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology Meeting, March 10-14, 1996. Anaheim, CA.


  • Benjamin SA, Constan AA, Yang RH, Tessari JD, Baker DC. 1995. Lack of correlation between liver cell proliferation and preneoplastic foci in rats exposed to a mixture of groundwater contaminants. Toxicol Pathol 23:756.
  • Yang RH, El-Masri HA, Thomas RS, Constan AA, Tessari JD. 1995. The application of physiologically based pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) modeling for exploring risk assessment approaches of chemical mixtures. Toxicol Lett 79(1-3):193-200. PMID:7570656
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