Dr. Stephania Cormier

    Stephania Cormier

    Wiener Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University

    Director, LSU Superfund Research Program

    Professor of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

    Honorary Professor Child Health Research Centre, University of Queensland, Australia

    LSU Superfund Research Leader:  Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Alter Pulmonary Immunologic Homeostasis


    1909 Freight Dock, Skip Bertman Drive

    Baton Rouge, LA  70803

    Phone: (225) 578-9437

    Email:    stephaniacormier@lsu.edu

    Website: http://www.lsu.edu/science/biosci/faculty_and_staff/cormier.php


    Research interests, expertise:

    • Neonatal respiratory immunology
    • Respiratory tract viral infection
    • Inhalation exposures and host defense
    • Genome-environment interactions in airways disease. 


    Recent Publications (all publications)


    Dela Cruz CS, Wunderink RG, Christiani DC, Cormier SA, Crothers K, Doerschuk CM, Evans SE, Goldstein DR, Khatri P, Kobzik L, Kolls JK, Levy BD, Metersky ML, Niederman MS, Nusrat R, Orihuela CJ, Peyrani P, Prince AS, Ramirez JA, Ridge KM, Sethi S, Suratt BT, Sznajder JI, Tsalik EL, Walkey AJ, Yende S, Aggarwal NR, Caler EV, Mizgerd JP. Future Research Directions in Pneumonia: NHLBI Working Group Report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018. Epub 2018/03/17. PMID: 29546996.

    Vejerano EW, Rao G, Khachatryan L, Cormier SA, Lomnicki SM. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals: Insights on a New Class of Pollutants. Environ Sci Technol. 2018. Epub 2018/02/15. PMID: 29443514.

    Wesley JM, Oyana T, Bramley A, Jain S, McCullers JA, Arnold SR, Cormier SA. Particulate Matter Exposure Predicts Residence In High Risk Areas For Community-Acquired Pneumonia Among Hospitalized Children In A Metropolitan Area. Am J Resp Crit Care. 2017;195. PMID: WOS:000400372504438.

    Oyana TJ, Lomnicki SM, Guo C, Cormier SA. A Scalable Field Study Protocol and Rationale for Passive Ambient Air Sampling: A Spatial Phytosampling for Leaf Data Collection. Environ Sci Technol. 2017;51(18):10663-73. Epub 2017/08/15. PMID: 28805054; PMCID: PMC5792061.

    Jaligama S, Saravia J, You D, Yadav N, Lee GI, Shrestha B, Cormier SA. Regulatory T cells and IL10 suppress pulmonary host defense during early-life exposure to radical containing combustion derived ultrafine particulate matter. Respiratory research. 2017;18(1):15. Epub 2017/01/15. PMID: 28086957; PMCID: PMC5237352.



    Weidemann E, Andersson PL, Bidleman T, Boman C, Carlin DJ, Collina E, Cormier SA, Gouveia-Figueira SC, Gullett BK, Johansson C, Lucas D, Lundin L, Lundstedt S, Marklund S, Nording ML, Ortuno N, Sallam AA, Schmidt FM, Jansson S. 14th congress of combustion by-products and their health effects-origin, fate, and health effects of combustion-related air pollutants in the coming era of bio-based energy sources. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016;23(8):8141-59. Epub 2016/02/26. PMID: 26906006.

    Stephenson EJ, Ragauskas A, Jaligama S, Redd JR, Parvathareddy J, Peloquin MJ, Saravia J, Han JC, Cormier SA, Bridges D. Exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals during gestation lowers energy expenditure and impairs skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in adult mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2016;310(11):E1003-15. Epub 2016/04/28. PMID: 27117006; PMCID: PMC4935140.

    Dugas TR, Lomnicki S, Cormier SA, Dellinger B, Reams M. Addressing Emerging Risks: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges Associated with Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016;13(6). Epub 2016/06/25. PMID: 27338429; PMCID: PMC4924030.

    Chen ZH, Wu YF, Wang PL, Wu YP, Li ZY, Zhao Y, Zhou JS, Zhu C, Cao C, Mao YY, Xu F, Wang BB, Cormier SA, Ying SM, Li W, Shen HH. Autophagy is essential for ultrafine particle-induced inflammation and mucus hyperproduction in airway epithelium. Autophagy. 2016;12(2):297-311. Epub 2015/12/17. PMID: 26671423; PMCID: PMC5044763.



    Sussan, T.E., Gajghate, S., Thimmulappa, R.K., Ma, J., Kim, J.H., Sudini, K., Consolini, N., Cormier, S.A., Lomnicki, S., Hasan, F., Pekosz, A., Biswal, S. 2015. Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model. PLoS One.10(2):e0116861. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116861. PMCID: PMC4317176

    Nau, F., Miller, J., Saravia, J., Ahlert, T., Yu, B., Happel, K. I., Cormier, S. A., & Nichols, C. D. 2015. Serotonin 5-HT2 receptor activation prevents allergic asthma in a mouse model. American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 308(2), L191-L198. doi:10.1152/ajplung.00138.2013

    Huang, H., Saravia, J., You, D., Shaw, A. J., & Cormier, S. A. 2015. Impaired gamma delta T cell-derived IL-17A and inflammasome activation during early respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants. Immunology and cell biology. 93(2), 126-135. doi:10.1038/icb.2014.79

    Jaligama, S., Chen, Z., Saravia, J., Yadav, N., Lomnicki, S., Dugas, T., Cormier, S.A. 2015. Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Burnoff Particulate Matter Induces Pulmonary Inflammation and Alters Adaptive Immune Response. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (14):8769–8776. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01439. Publication Date (Web): June 26, 2015.