Dr. Carresse Gerald brings a diverse academic perspective to NCCU. She grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, and matriculated through college in Greensboro, NC, with a strong background in agriculture and animal sciences. As a PetNurse, she gained an appreciation for the clinical side. She was trained as a biomedical researcher with a focus on pulmonary pathology related to environmental exposures as a graduate student and post-doctoral research associate. Dr. Gerald also has experience teaching at the pre-school level and has taught high school biology, earth science and physical science.
She received her undergraduate degree (Animal Science) from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Shortly after the completion of her undergraduate studies, she pursued a graduate degree in animal health sciences. Upon completing her M.S., she returned to commence her doctoral studies in energy and environmental systems. Shortly after she finished her doctoral studies, she joined the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center as a post-doctoral research associate to further study the impact of environmental pollutants on the respiratory system.
Dr. Gerald enjoys teaching and values educating others. She has taught in several capacities but thoroughly enjoys engaging with the individuals of various backgrounds she has encountered at the collegiate level. Her courses are student-centered, and students often will have exposure to environmental science through hands-on activities and labs. When Dr. Gerald is not working, she is engaging with the community through functions at her church and non-profit organization ILASS, where she serves as a board member. For leisure, Dr. Gerald enjoys kickboxing, reading and writing.
Gerald CL, McClendon CJ, Ranabhat RS, Waterman JT, Kloc LL, et al. (2019) Sorrel Extract Reduces Oxidant Production in Airway Epithelial Cells Exposed to Swine Barn Dust Extract In Vitro. Mediators of Inflammation.
Price ME, Gerald CL, Pavlik JA, Schlichte SL, Zimmerman MC, et al. (2018) Loss of cAMP-Dependent Stimulation of Isolated Cilia Motility by Alcohol Exposure Is Oxidant Dependent. Alcohol.
Gerald CL, Romberger DJ, DeVasure JM, Khazanchi R, Nordgren TM, et al. (2016) Alcohol Decreases Organic Dust‐Stimulated Airway Epithelial TNF‐Alpha Through a Nitric Oxide and Protein Kinase‐Mediated Inhibition of TACE. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 40.2: 273–283.
McClendon CJ, Gerald CL, and Waterman JT. (2015) Farm Animal Models of Organic Dust Exposure and Toxicity: Insights and Implications for Respiratory Health. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 15.2: 137–144.
O'Brien KM, Chimenti MS, Farnell M, Tabler T, Bair T, et al. (2014) A Biophysiochemical Analysis of Settled Livestock and Poultry Housing Dusts. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9.2: 153.
Worku M and Gerald C. (2009) C. Elegans Chemotaxis and Reproduction Following Environmental Exposure. Proceedings of the 2007 National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Springer New York.
Dr. Gerald has been funded at the federal, state and city level including Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation. For a complete list, please check her C.V.