Joseph W. Zagorski

Joseph W.  Zagorski
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety
  • Food Safety
  • 1129 Farm Ln Room 323
  • East Lansing MI 48824
  • 517-353-2414


The broad interest of my research centers on ingredient safety and molecular toxicology.  Currently, I am working on developing models of developmental immunotoxicology, co-culture models systems with human hepatocytes, and the utilization of 3D culture systems to predict toxicity.  At the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety, my goal is to develop alternative model systems, utilizing primary human cells and tissues.  This includes the implementation of a developmental immunotoxicology model system, using primary human CD34+ cells from cord blood, to determine effects of toxicants on the developing immune system. The overarching goal of my research is to utilize these models to promote public health and support research for ingredient safety.     


Purdue University, B.S., 2010, Biotechnology 
Michigan State University, Ph.D., 2017, Cell and Molecular Biology, Environmental Toxicology



Dr. Zagorski at PubMed