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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Kurt J. Varner

Superfund Research Program

Kurt J. Varner

Louisiana State University
LSU Health Sciences Center
1901 Perdido St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: 504-568-4742




  • Harmon AC, Noel A, Subramanian B, Perveen Z, Jennings MH, Chen Y, Penn A, Legendre K, Paulsen DB, Varner KJ, Dugas TR. 2021. Inhalation of particulate matter containing free radicals leads to decreased vascular responsiveness associated with an altered pulmonary function. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 321(4):H667-H683. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00725.2020 PMID:34415187





  • Burn B, Varner KJ. 2014. Radical-containing ultrafine particulate matter exacerbates cardiac functional decline induced by ischemia-reperfusion injury. Society of Toxicology
  • Chuang GC, Varner KJ. 2014. Radical-containing ultrafine particulate matter suppresses cardiomyocyte NRF-2 signaling. Society of Toxicology
  • Lomnicki S, Gullett BK, Stoger T, Kennedy I, Diaz J, Dugas TR, Varner KJ, Carlin DJ, Dellinger B, Cormier SA. 2014. Combustion by-products and their health effects--combustion engineering and global health in the 21st century: issues and challenges. Int J Toxicol 33(1):3-13. doi:10.1177/1091581813519686 PMID:24434722 PMCID:PMC3944372


  • Kelley MA, Hebert VY, Thibeaux TM, Orchard MA, Hasan F, Cormier SA, Thevenot PT, Lomnicki S, Varner KJ, Dellinger B, Latimer BM, Dugas TR. 2013. Model combustion-generated particulate matter containing persistent free radicals redox cycle to produce reactive oxygen species. Chem Res Toxicol 26(12):1862-1871. doi:10.1021/tx400227s PMID:24224526 PMCID:PMC4112599


  • Mahne S, Chuang GC, Pankey E, Kiruri LW, Kadowitz PJ, Dellinger B, Varner KJ. 2012. Environmentally persistent free radicals decrease cardiac function and increase pulmonary artery pressure. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 303:H1135-H1142. doi:10.1152/ajpheart.00545.2012 PMID:22942180 PMCID:PMC3517644


  • Lord K, Moll D, Lindsey JK, Mahne S, Raman G, Dugas TR, Cormier SA, Troxlair D, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B, Varner KJ. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals decrease cardiac function before and after ischemia/reperfusion injury in vivo. J Recept Signal Transduct Res 31(2):157-167. doi:10.3109/10799893.2011.555767 PMID:21385100 PMCID:PMC3152960 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
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