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Curriculum Vitae


  • BS University of Illinois, June, 1969-Education
  • MA Concordia Teacher's College, June, 1971-Curriculum Development
  • MS  University of Illinois, June, 1975-Food Chemistry
  • PhD University of Illinois, June, 1976-Food Chemistry


2012 to present:

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Toxicology
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Visiting Scholar
Earth Research Institute
UC Santa Barbara


Dean, College of Science
Professor of Toxicology and Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il
Professor of Toxicology
Department of Pharmacology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Il


Gwen Frostic Endowed Professor of Environmental Chemistry (2002-2007)
Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (1997)
Chairman, Department of Chemistry (1997-2002),
Professor of Biological Sciences
Associate Director, Environmental Research Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI


Distinguished Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, Institute for Environmental Studies (1987-91)
Dept, of Veterinary Pathology (1997-2002)
Dept. of Veterinary Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology (1991 to 1997, Adjunct 1997-2002), School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor, Department of Chemistry (1987-2002)
Coordinator, Interdepartmental Program in Toxicology (1995-1997)
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA


Associate Professor, Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies
University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Solomons, MD 

Oct. 1986- July, 1987

Senior Visiting Scientist (IPA)
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
Rockville, MD


National Academy of Sciences Senior Visiting Scientist at USEPA
Narragansett, RI


Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Analytical, Nuclear and Environmental Division, University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Oct., 1984- Sept.1986

National Science Foundation- Faculty Visiting Investigator
National Bureau of Standards
Gaithersburg, MD

Jan. 1986- Dec. 1986

Guest Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA (Sabbatical)


Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies
University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Solomons, MD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Analytical, Nuclear and Environmental Division
University of Maryland
College Park, MD.


Associate Research Chemist, Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Illinois


Assistant Research Chemist, Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Illinois


Research Associate, Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Illinois


Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Food Science
University of Illinois


Associate Chemist, Nalco Chemical Company

Research and Research Administration



Maintained a continuously funded research program totalling over $14.5M in the areas of Environmental Chemistry of trace organics, trace metals and organo-metallics in sediment-water systems; analytical biochemistry; organic geochemistry; and Environmental Toxicology including genetic toxicology; aquatic toxicology, mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis, small fish tumor models.


Developed, built and applied a laser photolysis/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry system for the investigation of the effects of infrared laser radiation (surgical laser) upon biological membrane and membrane biochemical components



Dean, College of Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

The Dean of the College of Science is the lead academic and research administrator of the College.  The Dean provides leadership, vision and planning for the College to assure that the educational, research and public service missions and goals are met and further to assure that implementation of policies and goals set forth by the President, Chancellor and the Provost of Southern Illinois University Carbondale are carried out.  In this regard, the Dean serves as the liaison between the Provost and the Department Chairs and faculty in the process of shared governance.  The Dean is charged with the responsibilities of delivering high quality academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the physical, biological and computational sciences; promoting excellence in the research and creative work of faculty, students and support staff; and conducting assessments of the effectiveness of programs, research initiatives and outreach initiatives.  The Dean manages the academic work and fiscal affairs of eight departments in concert with Department Chairs, faculty and staff.  The Dean also directly supervises two Associate Deans, two Assistant Deans, office staff and an academic advising staff who assist the Dean in the management of the College.


Head, Department of Chemistry- Western Michigan University

The Head of the Department of Chemistry in which all faculty participated in a specialty program in environmental chemistry is appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and is charged with the responsibilities of direction and management of the activities of department faculty and staff, the fiscal management of department resources and the effective delivery of academic degree programs, research initiatives and public service and outreach activities.

Associate Director- Environmental Research Center-Western Michigan University-

The Environmental Research Center is an interdisciplinary unit within the College of Arts and Sciences that was created to facilitate the research activities of faculty from within the College as well as from other Colleges including Engineering. The Associate Director was charged with facilitating collaborations among faculty, development and writing of research grants involving faculty from different units and the development and management of core instrumentation facilities to be shared by center faculty. Manage and organize research teams to perform work on Great Lakes Environmental and Molecular Sciences Center (GLEAMS) grant. Serve as Co-Director of this $4.6M USEPA funded Center.


Coordinator (Chair), Interdepartmental Program in Toxicology- Louisiana State University/ School of Veterinary Medicine-

  • Responsible for curriculum development and faculty recruiting and qualification reviews.
  • Managed academic course offering schedule for curriculum each year. 
  • Review of graduate student applications and admissions to program. 
  • Organized and managed as Program Director a multi-investigator (10 co-PIs), multi-institutional (4 universities) Department of Energy-Experimental Program for Stimulation of Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant to support graduate student training for the Toxicology program.  Received 6 competitive renewals for a total of $4.3M in funding. Managed the annual performance reviews for each participating co-investigator.

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society (1963-pres.)

American Associate for the Advancement of Science (1966-2000)

American Oil Chemists' Society (1966-2001)

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (1985-pres.)

Environmental Mutagen Society (1978-pres.)

The Geochemical Society (1982-2007)

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-1979-pres.-full member

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (1987-2007)

Society of Toxicology-1990 –pres. - elected full member

Academy of Toxicological Sciences- 2007 –pres. – named Fellow

American Board of Toxicology- 2007 –2012 –Elected Diplomate

American College of Toxicology- 2007 –pres. –Named Fellow


2007   Awarded Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) [2007-2012]

2007   Admitted as Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences [2007-pres]

2007   Admitted as Fellow of the American College of Toxicology

2002   Named Gwen Frostic Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry WMU

2002   Named as an NSF Ethics Fellow- WMU

1998   Phi Kappa Phi- Faculty nomination and election-WMU

1996   Named an LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor-LSU

1996   Aesculapian Distinguished Lecturer-LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

1994   Distinguished Scholar Award/LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

1984  Awarded NSF Faculty Fellowship.

 1975         American Oil Chemists' Society Honored Student Award.

 1974         Admitted to Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society

 1969         Admitted to Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society



1)       Overbeck, C.J. and J.C. Means. 1971. Device and method for measuring oil in water.  U.S.Patent #3,626,751.

2)        Means, J.C. 1972. Titration of excess chelating agent in boiler water. U.S. Patent # 3,697,224.

Papers (peer reviewed journals)

  • Dolendo, A.L., J.C. Means, J. Tobias, and E.G.Perkins. 1969. Synthesis and mass spectral properties of a triglyceride precursor of dodecalactone.  J. Dairy Sci. 52:21-26.
  • Perkins, E.G., J.C. Means, and M. F. Picciano. 1977. Recent advances in the instrumental analysis of lipids. Rev. Franc. des Crops Gras 24:73-84.
  • Means, J.C., E.S.K. Chian, J.H. Kim, R.M. Milberg, J.C. Cook, F.B. DeWalle, E.G. Perkins, and B.B. Ewing. 1977. Identification of organic pollutants in the Illinois River Basin and associated waterways. Pages 199-212 in Future problems and water resource research needs of the Illinois River System. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Water Resources Center, Urbana, IL. May 2-3, 1977.
  • Kahn, A., J.J. Hassett, W.L. Banwart, J.C. Means, and S.G. Wood. 1979. Sorption of acetophenone by sediments and soils.  Soil Sci. 128:297-302.
  • Hassett, J.J., J.C. Means, W.L. Banwart, S.G. Wood, S. Ali, and A.Khan. 1980. Sorption of dibenzothiophene by soils and sediments. J. Environ. Qual. 9:184-186.
  • Means, J. C., D. A. Ellis, M. Chaudry and E. G. Perkins. 1980 Development of methods for the detection of trace amounts of selected carcinogenic and mutagenic amines in water.  Water Resources Monograph, 53 pp. Illinois Water Resources Center, Urbana, Illinois.
  • Means, J.C., S.G. Wood, J.J. Hassett, and W.L. Banwart. 1980. Sorption properties of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons by sediments and soils. Envir. Sci. Tech. 14:1524-1528.
  • Zierath, D., J.J. Hassett, W.L. Banwart, S.G. Wood, and J.C. Means. 1980. Sorption of benzidine by sediments and soils.  Soil Sci. 129:277-281.
  • Hassett, J.J., W.L. Banwart, S.G. Wood, and J.C. Means. 1981. Sorption of alpha-naphthol: implications concerning the limits of hydrophobic sorption. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 45:38-42.
  • Heartlein, M.W., D.M. DeMarini, A.J. Katz, J.C. Means, M.J. Plewa, and H.E. Brockman. 1981. Mutagenicity of rural drinking water polluted with agricultural chemicals. Environ. Mutagen. 3:519-530
  • Banwart, W.L., J.J. Hassett, S.G. Wood, and J.C. Means. 1982.Sorption of nitrogen heterocyclic compounds on sediments and soils. Soil Sci. 133:42-47.
  • Gentile, J.M., S. Gaff, S. Townsend, G. Gentile, M.J. Plewa, and J.C. Means. 1982. Absence of genotoxicity induced by 3H and 14C-labeling Salmonella typhimurium and Bacillus subtilus.  Mutation Research 104:29-33.
  • Hallas, L.E., J.C. Means and J.J. Cooney. 1982. Microbial transformations of tin in Chesapeake Bay. Science 215:1505-1507.
  • Jones, T., W.M. Kemp, J.C. Stevenson, and J.C. Means. 1982. Degradation of 14C-labelled atrazine in agricultural soils and estuarine sediments. J. Envir. Qual. 11:632-638.
  • Kemp, W.M., J.C. Means, T.W. Jones, and J.C. Stevenson. 1982. Herbicides in Chesapeake Bay and their effects on submerged aquatic vegetation. Pages 503-567 in Chesapeake Bay Program Technical Studies: A Synthesis.  U.S. EPA. Wash., DC.
  • Means, J.C. and R. Wijayaratne. 1982. Role of natural colloids in transport of hydrophobic pollutants. Science 215:968-970.
  • Means, J.C., S.G. Wood, J.J. Hassett and W.L. Banwart. 1982. Sorption of amino-and carboxy-substituted polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons on sediments and soils.  Envir. Sci. Tech. 16:93-98.
  • Kemp, W.M., W.R. Boynton, J.C. Stevenson, R.W. Twilley, and J.C. Means. 1983. The decline of submerged vascular plants in Chesapeake Bay: A Summary of results concerning causes.  Marine Technol. Soc. Journ. 17:78-89.
  • Means, J.C., R. Wijayaratne and W.R. Boynton. 1983. Fate and transport of selected herbicides in an estuarine environment. Can. J. Fish Aquat. Sci. 40 (Supp. 2):337-345.
  • Means, J.C. and K.L. Hulebak. 1983.  A Methodology for Speciation of Methyltins in Mammalian Tissues.  Neurotoxicology 4:37-44.
  • Martin, F.D., D.A. Wright and J.C. Means. 1984. Fatty acids and starvation in larval striped bass (Morone saxatilis).  Compar. Physiol. Biochem. 77B:785-790.
  • Wijayaratne, R.D. and J.C. Means. 1984.  Sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by natural colloids.  Marine Environ. Res. 11:77-89. 
  • Wijayaratne, R.D. and J.C. Means. 1984.  Affinity of natural estuarine colloids for hydrophobic pollutants in aquatic environments.  Envir. Sci. Tech. 18:121-123.
  • Means, J.C. and R.D. Wijayaratne. 1984.  Chemical composition of estuarine colloidal organic matter:  implications for sorptive processes.  Bull. Mar. Sci. 35:449-46l.
  • Uhler, A.D. and J.C. Means. 1985.  Reaction of dissolved chlorine with surficial sediment: oxidant demand and production of trihalomethanes.  Environ. Sci. Technol.19:340-344. 
  • Martin, F.D., D.A. Wright, J.C. Means, and E. Setzler-Hamilton. 1985.  The importance of food supply to the survival of larval striped bass in the Potomac river estuary. Trans. Amer. Fish Soc. ll4:l37-l45.
  • Kemp, W.M., W.R. Boynton, J. Cunningham, J.C. Stevenson, T. Jones and J.C. Means. 1985.  Effects of herbicide toxicity on submerged macrophyte estuarine microcosms.  Mar. Env. Res. l6:255-80.
  • Means, J.C. and A.C. Sigleo. 1986. Contribution of coral mucus to the colloidal organic pool in the vicinity of Discovery Bay, Jamaica, W. I. Bull. Mar. Sci. 39:110-8.
  • Gilmour, C.C., J.H. Tuttle, and J.C. Means. 1986. Determination of Picogram quantities of methyltins in sediment.  Anal. Chem. 58:1848-52.
  • Radway, J.C., J.H. Tuttle and J.C. Means. 1987.  Microbially mediated leaching of low-sulfur coal in experimental coal columns. App. Env. Micro. 53:1056-1063
  • Gilmour, C.C., J.H. Tuttle and J.C. Means. 1987.  Anaerobic microbial methylation of inorganic tin in estuarine sediments.  Microbial. Ecol. 14: 233-242.
  • Foster, G.D., S.M. Baksi, and J.C. Means. 1987. Bioaccumulation of a mixture of sediment-associated organic contaminants by the baltic clam (Macoma balthica) and soft shell clam (Mya arenaria) J, Envir. Toxicol. Chem. 6:969-976.
  • Foster, G.D., D.W. Wright, and J.C. Means. 1987. Distribution of organic toxicant between sediments and biota in the Chesapeake Bay habitats. In the Proceedings of the 10th National Conference of the Coastal Society “Estuarine and Coastal Management- Tools of the Trade pp. 125-129.
  • McElroy, A.E. and J.C. Means. 1988. Factors influencing the bioavailability of hexachlorobiphenyl to benthic organisms. pp 149-158 In Aquatic Toxicology and Hazard Assessment, Vol. 10, ASTM STP 971 Philadelphia, PA.  1988. 
  • Baksi, S.M. and J.C. Means. 1988. Preparation of chromosomes from fish eggs and larvae for cytogenetic analysis.  J. Fish. Biol. 32: 321-325.
  • Means, J.C., M.J. Plewa and J.M. Gentile. 1988. Assessment of the mutagenicity of fractions from s-triazine treated Zea Mays. Mutation Res. 197: 325-336.
  • Means, J.C., S.M. Baksi and C.B. Daniels. 1988. Development of in vivo genotoxicity tests in estuarine fish and their applications to aquatic toxicology. Mar. Envir. Res.24: 327-331.
  • Walters, R.W., A. Guiseppi-Elie, and J.C. Means. 1988. Sorption of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzodioxin to soils from water, water/methanol and methanol.  Environ. Sci. Technol.22:819-825
  • Means, J.C. and R.D. Wijayaratne 1989. Sorption of benzidine, tolidine and azobenzene with natural estuarine colloids.  Pages 209-222. In I.H. Suffett and P.MacCarthy, ed..Aquatic Humic Substances American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Fendinger, N.J., J.C. Radway, J.H. Tuttle. and J.C. Means 1989. Characterization of organic material leached from coal by simulated rainfall..  Environ. Sci. Technol. 23: 170-177.
  • O'Callaghan, J.P., D.M. Niedzwiecki and J.C. Means, 1989. Within and between supplier variations in the neurotoxic potency of trimethyltin.  Brain Res. Bull. 22:637-642.
  • Davis, W.R. and J.C. Means. 1989. Benthic-water contaminant exchange processes in bioturbated cohesive sediment.  Proceedings of the 21st European Marine Biology Symposium.  pp216-224.
  • Daniels, C.B. and J.C. Means. 1989. Assessment of the genotoxicity of produced water discharges associated with oil and gas production using a fish egg and larval test.  Mar. Envir. Res.28: 303-307.
  • Daniels, C.B., C.B. Henry and J.C. Means. 1990. Coastal oil drilling produced waters: Chemical characterization and assessment of the genotoxicity using chromosomal aberrations in Cyprinodon variegatus. pp 356-371 in Aquatic Toxicology and Risk Assessment, eds. Landis and Van Der Schalle, ASTM, Philadephia, PA
  • Sigleo, A.C. and J.C. Means. 1990. Organic and inorganic components of estuarine colloids: implications for transport of pollutants. Rev. Envir. Toxicol. Contam.112: 123-147.
  • St. Pe', K. M, J.C. Means, C. Milan, M. Schenkler and S. Courtney. 1991. An Assessment of Produced Water Impacts to Low-energy, Brackish Water Systems in Southeast Louisiana: A Project Summary. pp 31-42, Proc. 1st Intern. Sympos. Oil and Gas Waste Management, New Orleans, LA
  • Rabalais, N.N., J.C. Means and D.F. Boesch. 1991. Fate and Effects of Produced Water Discharges in Coastal Environments.  pp 503-514, Proc. 1st. Intern. Symp. Oil and Gas Waste Management, New Orleans, LA
  • Rabalais,N.N., B.A. McKee, D.J. Reed and J.C. Means 1992. Fate and Effects of Nearshore Discharges of Federal OCS Produced Waters. pp 355-369 in J.P Ray ed. Produced Water  Plenum Press, New York,NY.
  • Means, J.C. and D.J. McMillin. 1993. Fate and Transport of Particle-reactive Normal, Alkylated and Heterocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Sediment-Water-Colloid System.  (Referred Monograph) US MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE OCS Study MMS-93-0018. 153pp July, 1993.
  • Carman, K.R., J.W. Fleeger, S.M. Pomarico, C Conn, A. Todaro, J.C. Means and D.J. McMillin. 1994. Experimental Investigation of the effects of aromatic hydrocarbons on a sediment food web.  US MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE OCS Study MMS 94-0033.  89pp.  July 1994.
  • Winston, G.W. and J.C. Means. 1995. Bioavailability and Genotoxicity of Produced Water Discharges Associated with Offshore Production Operations. (Refereed Monograph) US MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE OCS STUDY 95-0020, New Orleans, LA., 185pp. April, 1995.
  • Carman, K.R., J.W. Fleeger, J.C. Means, D.J McMillin and S.M. Pomarico. 1995. Influence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on an estuarine sediment food web.  Mar. Env. Res. 40: 289-318.
  • Means, J.C. 1995. Influence of Salinity upon Sediment-Water Partitioning of Aromatic Hydrocarbons.  Marine Chem. 51: 3-16.
  • Law, J.M., D.J. McMillin, and J.C. Means. 1996. DNA Adduct Detection Methods Using Isotope Dilution GC/MS for Aquatic Organisms Exposed to Alkylating Agents. pp 185-204. IN. G. Ostrander ed. Methods in Aquatic Toxicology, Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, MI.
  • Carman, K.R., Means, J.C. and Pomarico, S.M. 1996. Responses of sedimentary bacteria in a Louisiana salt marsh to contamination by diesel fuel.  Aquat. Micro. Ecol. 10:231-241.
  • McMillin, D.J. and Means, J.C. 1996. Spatial and temporal trends of pesticide residues in water and particulates in the Mississippi River plume and the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico.  J. Chromatog.A 754: 169-185.
  • Perez, N.M., Hanor, J.S., Means, J.C. Alverez, C.E. and Hernandez, J.M. 1996. Volcanogenic mercury pollution in the groundwater system of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.  Geoaceta 20:1302-1304.
  • Law, J.M., D.J. McMillin, D.H. Swenson and J.C. Means. 1996. Quantification of DNA Adducts at Femtomole Levels in Fish Exposed to Alkylating Agents In. D.Bengtson and D. Herschel, eds. Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, pp 117-137, ASTM STP 1306, West Conshohocken, PA.
  • Means, J.C. and McMillin, D.J. 1997. Evaluation of the bioconcentration potential of genotoxic contaminants in sediments using co-solvent mobilization. In. J.J Dwyer, T.R. Doane, and M.L. Hinman Eds. Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment,6th Volume, ASTM, Conshohocken, PA. pp 456-473.
  • Klerks, P.L., Leberg, P.L., Lance, R.F. McMillin, D.J. and Means, J.C. 1997. Lack of development of pollutant-resistance or genetic differentiation in darter gobies (Gobionellus boleosoma) inhabiting a produced water discharge site.  Mar. Envir. Res. 44: 377-395.
  • Means, J.C. and A.E. McElroy. 1997. Bioaccumulation of tetra- and hexachlorobiphenyl by Yoldia  limatula  and Nepthys  incisa  from bedded sediments: Effects of Sediment and Animal Related Parameters.  J. Env. Chem. Toxicol. 16:1277-1286.
  • Preslan, Belkchouche, Swalm, Hughes, Chen, Bakeer, Englande, Demchouk, Anderson, Regans, Means, Bollinger Steinberg, Luna, Hernandez, Hartley and George. 1997. A database on Water Quality of the Mississippi River.  Environ Progress 16: 145-163.
  • Means, J.C. 1998. Compound-specific Gas Chromatographic/Mass Spectrometric analysis of alkylated and parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water, sediments and aquatic organisms.  J. Assoc. Off. Analyt. Chem. 81: 657-672.
  • Santschi, P., J.C. Means, M. Ravichandran, L. Guo. 1998. Natural Organic Matter Binding of Trace Metals and Trace Organic Contaminants in Esturaries. In T. Bianchi, J.R. Pennock and R.Twilley (eds)  Biogeochemistry of the Gulf of Mexico Estuaries.  John Wiley and Sons,Inc., New York, NY. pp 347-380.
  • Geter, D.R., W.E. Hawkins, G. Cook, J.C. Means and G.K. Ostrander. 1998. Pigmented Subcutaneous Spindle Cell Tumors In Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma Cepedianum): Occurrence In Two New Lakes And Further Investigations Into The Etiology Of The Lesions.  J. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 17: 2282-2287.
  • Jemal, A., H.Huang, S.A. Barker and J.C. Means 1998. Method for the detection and quantification of S-[2-(N7-guanyl)ethyl]glutathione adducts in tissues of organisms exposed to dihaloethanes. Analytical Biochem. 265: 139-150.
  • Baker, D.G., Toth, B.R. Goad, E.P., Barker, S.A. and Means, J.C. 1998. Establishment and Validation of an Isolated Lung Perfusion Model for Pulmonary Metabolism Studies. J. Applied Toxicol. 19: 83-91.
  • Bennett, A., Bianchi, T.S., Means, J.C. and Carman, K. 1999. The Effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon Contamination on the Abundance and Composition of Microphytobenthos in Salt Marsh Sediments (Pass Fourchon, LA):I. A Microcosm Experiment.  J. Exp. Marine Biol. Ecol. 242: 1-20.
  • Anderson, J.W. Bothner, K. Means, J.C. McMillin, D.J. Vu, T and Tukey, R. 2000. Correlation of CYP1A1 induction, as measured by the P450 RGS biomarker assay, with Benzo[a]pyrene equivalents in extracts of mussels deployed at various sites in San Diego Bay.  Mar. Envir. Res. 48: 389-405.
  • Blas-Machado, U., Means, J.C. and Taylor, H.W. 2000. Effect of Three Fixatives on Immunohistochemcial Detection of Apoptosis in the Liver of Fundulus grandis Fish Exposed to n-Methyl-n’-nitro-nitroguanidine. J. Histotechnol. 23: 21-26.
  • Bennett, A., Bianchi, T.S., Means, J.C. 2000. The effects of PAH contamination and grazing on abundance and composition of microphytobenthos in salt marsh sediments (Pass Fourchon, LA) II: The use of plant pigments as biomarkers.  Estuar. Coastal Shelf Sci. 50: 425-439.
  •  Blas-Machado, U., Taylor, H.W. and Means, J.C. 2000. Apoptosis, PCNA and p53 in Fundulus grandis Fish Liver after In vivo Exposure to MNNG and 2-AF.  Toxicologic Path.  28:601-609.
  • Mitra, S., Klerks, P., Bianchi, T.S., Means, J.C. and Carmen, K. 2000.  Effects of Estuarine Organic Matter Biogeochemistry on the Bioaccumulation of PAHs by Two Epibenthic Species.  Estuaries 23: 864-876.
  • Boudreau, M.D., Baker, D.G., Taylor, H.W., Barker, S.A. and Means, J.C. 2001. Suppression of Arylamine Toxicity in the Fisher 344 Rat Following Ingestion of a Complex Mixture.  Toxiocologic Path. 29:333-343.
  • Baker, D.G., Goad, M.E., Lee, S. Barker, S.A. and Means, J.C. 2001.  Hepatic and Pancreatic Recovery Following Exposure to 2-Aminoanthracene in Fisher 344 Rats. Toxicologic Pathology 29:328-332.
  • Schoffers, E., Olsen, P.D. and Means, J.C. 2001. Synthesis of Arylamine Nucleoside Adducts.  Organic Letters 3:4221-4223.
  • Jelaso, AM., Elisabeth Lehigh-Shirey, Amy Predenkiewicz, Jay Means and Charles F. Ide 2002. Aroclor 1254 alters morphology and gene expression levels in Xenopus laevis tadpoles. Environ. Molec. Mutagenesis 40: 24-35.
  • Fisher, M.A., Jelaso, A.M., Predenkiewicz, A., Shuster, L., Means, J.C. and Ide, C.F. 2003.  Exposure to the PCB mixture Arochlor 1254 alters melanoyte and tail muscle morphology in developing Xenopus laevis tadpoles. J. Environ. Toxicol Chem. 22: 321-328.
  • Jelaso, A.M.. Lehigh-Shirey, E. Means, J.C. and Ide, C.F. 2003. Gene Expression Patterns Predict PCBs Exposure in Developing Xenopus laevis Tadpoles. Environ Molec. Mutagenesis 42:1-10.
  • Means, J.C., Olsen, P.D. and Schoffers, E. 2003.  Development of an Isotope Dilution Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry Detection Method for DNA Adducts of Selected Aromatic Amines. J. Amer. Soc. Mass Spectro. 14: 1057-1066.
  • Atekwana, Estella A. D. Dale Werkema, Jr., Joseph W. Duris, Silvia Rossbach, Eliot A. Atekwana, William A. Sauck, Daniel P. Cassidy, and Jay Means. 2004.   In-situ Apparent Conductivity Measurements and Microbial Population Distribution at a Hydrocarbon Contaminated Site: Implications for Assessment of Intrinsic Bioremediation. J. Geophysics 69:56-63.
  • Lentz, S., Eversole, R. and Means JC. 2003.  Screening of Biomarkers for Histological Examination of Cellular Proliferation and Death in the Livers of the Western Mosquitofish, Gambusia Affinis. J. Histotechnology 26:157-166.
  • Watanabe KH, Lin, H-I, Bart, Jr. HL , Martinat, P. , Means JC, Grimm, D. 2005.  Bayesian Estimation of Kinetic Rate Constants in a Food Web Model of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Bioaccumulation.  Ecol. Modeling 181: 229-246.
  • Jelaso, AM, DeLong,C, Means,JC and Ide, CF. 2005. Dietary Exposure to Arochlor 1254 Alters Gene Expression in Xenopus laevis.  Environ. Res. 98: 64-72.
  • R. Shuchman, S. Savage, T. Erickson, R. Edson, M. O’Haver, J. Means, and C. Ide. 2005 Enabling watershed analysis and data sharing through the GLEAMS portal and dynamic decision support systems. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments
  • Fisher, MA, Mehne, C, Means, JC, and Ide, CF 2006 Induction of CYP1A1 mRNA in Carp (Cyprinus carpio) from the Kalamazoo River Polychlorinated Biphenyl-Contaminated Superfund Site and in a Laboratory Study.  Arch. Environ Contam. Toxicol. 20: 22-35.
  • Boudreau, M.D., Taylor, H.W, Goad, M.E., Baker, D.G., and Means, J.C. 2006. A Morphological and Immunocytochemical Study of Pancreatic Changes Induced by Ingestion of 2-Aminoanthracene in the Fisher 344 Rat. Toxicological Sciences 93:50-61
  • Shuchman, R., Korosov, A., Hatt, C., Pozdnyako, D., Means, J.C. and Meadows, G.  2006 Verification and Application of a Bio-Optical Algorithm for Lake Michigan using SeaWiFS: A Seven Year Interannual Analysis.  J. Great Lakes Res. 32: 258-279.
  • Fisher, MA, Eversole, R, Mehne, C, Means, JC and Ide, CF 2006.  Hepatopancreatic macrophage aggregate lesions in carp (Cyprinus carpio) from the Kalamazoo River Superfund site, MI. Arch. Envir. Contam Toxicol. 50: 14–22.
  • Fisher, M.A., R. Eversole, C. DeLong, J. C. Means, D. Mihalko, and C. F. Ide (2008) Liver cyp1A proteinexpression and pigmented macrophage aggregates as indicators of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure incarp (Cyprinus carpio) from the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site, MI., Journal of Fish Biology 72:1650-1675.
  • Chiang, P-C and Means, JC.  2008 Quantification of Benzo[a]pyrene-guanine Adducts in in vitro and in vivo tissue Samples by LC Tandem Mass Spectrometry.  J. Liquid Chromatogr.   & Rel Techn. 31:3169-3193.
  • Gato, WE, R. Eversole and J.C. Means. 2009 Assessing Lead Effects on Fisher-344 Rats Using ICP-MS and Histology. The Internet Journal of Toxicology. Volume 6 Number 2
  • Gato, WE, R. and J.C. Means 2010 Elevated and Prolonged Lead Exposure in Fisher 344 Rats Leads to Marked Hepatic Differentially Expressed Genes. The Internet Journal of Genomics and Proteomics. Volume 5 Number 2.
  •  Jemal, A., Barker, S.A., and Means, J.C. 2010. Dose-Response Relationship, Kinetics of Formation and Persistence of S-[2-(N7-guanyl) ethyl]glutathione DNA Adduct in Livers of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Exposed in vivo  to 1, 2-Dichloroethan. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29: 1537-1444
  • Lentz, S., Eversole, R. Law, J.M. and Means, J.C. 2010 Cellular Proliferation, Cell Death and Histology of G. affinis Livers After Exposure to Benzidine and 2-Aminofluorene Int. J. Toxicol.  29:247-253.
  • Connelly, H, and Means, J.C. 2010 Immunomodulatory Effects of Dietary Exposure to Selected Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). Int. J. Toxicol. 29:532-545
  • Gato WE and Means JC. 2011 Pancreatic Gene Expression Altered Following Dietary Exposure to 2-Aminoanthracene: Links to Diabetogenic Activity. J. Pharmacol. Toxicol. 6:234-248.
  • Gato WE and J.C. Means 2011 Single Cell Gel Electrophoretic Analysis of 2-Aminoanthracene Exposed F-344 Rats, Am.J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 1:275-283.
  • Gato WE and Means JC. 2011 Exploring Transriptional Relationships Within Fisher-344 Rats Exposed to 2-Aminoanthracene using VisANT Network Modeling and Gene Ontology Tools. Res. J. Environ. Toxicol.  5:251-265
  • Gato WE, Abshiro, H., Zargham, E. and J.C. Means 2012 Mass Spectrometric Investigation of Liver Proteins Isolated from 2-AminoAnthracene Exposed Fisher 344 Rats.  Current Research in Chemistry 4: 1-17
  • Gato, WE, Hales, DB and Means, JC. 2012. Hepatic gene expression analysis of 2-aminoanthracene exposed Fisher-344 rats reveal patterns indicative of liver carcinoma and type 2 diabetes. J. Toxicol. Sci. 37: 1001-1016.

Books and Monographs

Analyzing Effects Associated with Lead Exposure by Gene Expression. W.E. Gato and J.C. Means, 2009. Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbruecken, Germany.


Chapters in Books (refereed publications)

  • Means, J. C. and E. G. Perkins. 1977.  Laser pyrolysis GC/MS of membrane components.  Pages 249-260 in C.E.R. Jones and C.A. Cramers, ed. Analytical Pyrolysis.  Elsevier Sci. Publ. Co., Amsterdam.
  • Means, J. C., J. J. Hassett, S. Wood, and W. Banwart. 1979. Sorption properties of energy-related pollutants and sediments.  Pages 327-340 in P. W. Jones and P. Leber, eds.  Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Means, J. C., J. J. Hassett, S. G. Wood, W. L. Banwart, S. Ali, and A.Khan. 1980.  Sorption properties of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and sediments: heterocyclic and substituted compounds. Pages 395-404 in A. Borseth and A. J. Dennis, eds. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons: chemistry and biological effects, Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Cooney, J. J., L. E. Hallas and J. C. Means. 1981. Tin and microbes in the Chesapeake Bay, U.S.A.  Pages 243-245 in W.H.O. Ernst (Chairman). Heavy Metals in the Environment. CEP Consultants Ltd., Edinburg, U.K.
  • Stevenson, J. C., T. Jones, W. M. Kemp, W. R. Boynton, and J. C. Means. 1983. An overview of atrazine dynamics in estuarine ecosystems. in J.D. Costlow, L.E. Cronin, T.B. Duke and W. McClellan (eds.) Agrichemicals and estuarine productivity.  John Wiley.
  • Gilmour, C. C., J. H. Tuttle and J. C. Means. 1985.  Tin methylation in sulfide bearing sediments. Pages 239-258, In A. C. Sigleo and A. Hattori (eds.) Marine and Estuarine Geochemistry, Lewis Pub., Chelsea, Mich. 
  • Barger, W. R. and J. C. Means. 1985.  Clues to the structure of marine organic material from the study of physical properties of surface films found on natural water bodies. Pages 47-67 In A. C. Sigleo and A. Hattori (eds.) Marine and Estuarine Geochemistry.  Lewis Pub., Chelsea, Mich.
  • Daniels, C. B., S. M. Baksi, A. D. Uhler and J. C. Means. 1985. Effects of chlorination on levels of mutagens in contaminated estuarine sediments.  Pages l4ll-l424.  In R. Jolley et. al. (eds.) Water Chlorination: Chemistry Environmental Impact and Health Effects.  Vol. 5.
  • Walters, R.W., A. Guiseppi-Elie, M.M. Rao and J.C. Means. 1986. Desorption of 2,3,7,8- TCDD from Soils into Water/Methanol and Methanol Liquid Phases.  pp. 157-169.  In C. Rappe, G. Choudhary and L.H. Keith (eds.) Chlorinated Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Perspective.  Lewis Pub., Chelsea, MI.  1986.