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Terry Hrubec, DVM, PhD

Theresa C. Hrubec

Terry Hrubec, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor for Anatomical Sciences
Campus: 
Virginia Campus
Office: 

349

Department/Discipline: 
Phone: 
540-231-1702
Fax: 
540-231-5338
Email: 
thrubec [at] vcom.vt.edu
Curriculum Vitae: 

Education

1994 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University PhD - Veterinary Medical Sciences
1991 VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, VPI & SU DVM
1985 The George Washington University MS - Biology
1982 The George Washington University BA - Fine Arts
1981 The George Washington University BS - Zoology

Awards and Honors

  • Best Poster Award in Basic Science. E. Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Annual Research Recognition Day 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Mentor for recipient of 2014 MARTA Bradford Award at Teratology Society Annual Meeting, Belleview, WA.
  • Mentor for Outstanding PhD Student of the Year, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011.
  • Teratology Society 47th Annual meeting, 2007 – Invited panelist, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) 2002.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984-present

Current Professional Organizations

  • Delphi Panel on Core Syllabus on Embryology and Teratology
  • Society of Toxicology, 2015-present
  • Society of Toxicology, 2015-present
  • American Association of Anatomists, 2003-present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984-present

Current Research Projects

  • Are quat disinfectants developmental or reproductive toxins?
  • Balancing the maternal microbiota-perinatal neuroimmune axis: Implications for neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Developmental immunotoxicity of quat disinfectants
  • Identification of transgenerational methylome changes from disinfectant
  • Screening tap water for development and reproductive toxicants

Publications

Year Published Faculty Citation PMID
2016

Melin VE, Shanteau P, Melin TE, Dessify B, Nguyen C, Shea CS, Hrubec TC. Quaternary ammonium disinfectants cause subfertility in mice by targeting both male and female reproductive processes. Reproductive Toxicology. 2016 Jan;59:159-66.

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2014

Melin VE, Johnstone DW, Etzkorn FA, Hrubec TC. Drinking water treatment is not associated with an observed increase in neural tube defects in mice. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2014 Jun;186(6):3717-24.

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2014

Melin VE, Potineni H, Hunt P, Griswold J, Siems B, Were SR, Hrubec TC. Exposure to common quaternary ammonium disinfectants decreases fertility in mice. Reproductive Toxicology. 2014 Dec; 50:163-70.

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2014

Hunt P, Hrubec TC. Letter to the Editor in response to Hostetler. Reproductive Toxicology. 2014;52:120-121. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.11.010.

2012

Hrubec TC, Prater MR, Mallela MK, Gogal RM Jr, Guo TL, Holladay SD. Diverse ability of maternal immune stimulation to reduce birth defects in mice exposed to teratogens: a review. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2012 May; 3(3):132-9.

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2012

Goodwin D, Hrubec TC, Klein BG, Strobl JS, Were SR, Han Q, Lindsay DS. Congenital infection of mice with Toxoplasma gondii induces minimal change in behavior and no change in neurotransmitter concentrations. Journal of Parasitology. 2012 Aug; 98(4):706-12. PMID: 22468990.

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2012

Mallela MK, Hrubec TC. Reduction in valproic acid-induced neural tube defects by maternal immune stimulation: role of apoptosis. Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. 2012 Aug; 95(4):296-303. PMID 22767483.

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2011

Mallela MK, Were SD, Hrubec TC. Neural tube defects in mice exposed to tap water. Environmental Toxicology. 2011 Nov; 26(6):633-40. PMID: 20549630.

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2010

Hrubec TC, Smith SA. Hematology of fishes. In: Schalm's Veterinary Hematology, 6th ed. DJ Weiss, KJ Wardrop, eds. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010; Chapter 126.