Wade Powell joined the Kenyon faculty in 2000 following a postdoctoral appointment at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His teaching responsibilities include molecular biology and genomics, environmental toxicology, gene manipulation lab, and introduction to experimental biology. A molecular biologist and environmental toxicologist, Powell directs a research program investigating the effects of dioxin-like pollutants on the gene expression, physiology, and development of aquatic vertebrates, including amphibians, reptiles, and fish.
Molecular Biology, Environmental Toxicology
1997 — Doctor of Philosophy from Emory University
1991 — Master of Science from East Tennessee State Univ
1987 — Bachelor of Science from Davidson College
*Odio, C, *SA Holzman, MS Denison, D Fraccalvieri, L Bonati, DG Franks, ME Hahn, and WH Powell (2013). Specific Ligand Binding Domain Residues Confer Low Dioxin Responsiveness to AHR1β of Xenopus laevis. Biochemistry 52(10):1746-1754.
*Iwamoto, DV , *CM Kurylo , *KM Schorling , and WH Powell (2012). Induction of Cytochrome P450 Family 1 mRNAs and Activities in a Cell Line from the Frog Xenopus laevis . Aquat. Toxicol . 114-115:165-172.
*Laub LB, Jones BD, Powell WH (2010) Responsiveness of a Xenopus laevis cell line to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands 6-formylindolo[3,2-b]carbazole (FICZ) and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Chem Biol Interact. 183(1):202-1.
*Anna L. Zimmermann, *Elizabeth A. King, *Emelyne Dengler, *Shana R. Scogin, and Wade H. Powell (2008) An Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Repressor from Xenopus laevis: Function, Expression and Role in Dioxin Responsiveness during Frog Development. Toxicol. Sci. 104:124-134.
*Lavine, J.A., *A.J. Rowatt, *T. Klimova, *A.J. Whitington , *E. Dengler , *C. Beck , and W.H. Powell (2005) Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors in the frog Xenopus laevis: Two AHR1 paralogs exhibit low affinity for 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) Toxicol. Sci. 88:62-70.
(*Kenyon student co-authors)