Research interests are focused on the understanding of the effects of blast and impact trauma and toxin exposure on human cells, particularly those of the nervous system. Ongoing projects are looking to combine neuronal cell cultures with mechanical sensors in a model of the head and brain in order to determine the mechanisms of how blast waves affect neural cell function. In addition, the work is focused on building a system capable of detecting if protective headgear is able to mitigate blast-induced traumatic brain injury. Other work focuses on determining the effects of low dose exposure of nerve agents to both nervous and liver tissue in order to better understand the long-term risks of this type of exposure.