June 21, 2017

Igor Koturbash, MD, PhD

Chair of Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Associate Professor

Other Appointments

Co-Director, Center for Dietary Supplements Research


2008, PhD, University of Lethbridge, Biomolecular Sciences
2001, MD, Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical University, Ukraine

Research Interest

  • Diet and dietary supplements
  • Biomarkers of exposure
  • Environmental Epigenetics

Courses Taught

REGS 6023 Product Safety Assessment

Recent Publications:

Ewing LE, McGill MR, Yee EU, Quick CM, Skinner CM, Kennon-McGill S, Clemens M, Vazquez JH, McCullough SS, Williams DK, Kutanzi KR, Walker LA, ElSohly MA, James LP, Gurley BJ, Koturbash I. Paradoxical Patterns of Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome-Like Liver Injury in Aged Female CD-1 Mice Triggered by Cannabidiol-Rich Cannabis Extract and Acetaminophen Co-Administration. Molecules. 2019 Jun 17;24(12). pii: E2256. doi: 10.3390/molecules24122256. PubMed PMID: 31212965. PMCID: PMC6630875.

Ewing LE, Skinner CM, Quick CM, Kennon-McGill S, McGill MR, Walker LA, ElSohly MA, Gurley BJ, Koturbash I. Hepatotoxicity of a Cannabidiol-Rich Cannabis Extract in the Mouse Model. Molecules. 2019 Apr 30;24(9). pii: E1694. doi: 10.3390/molecules24091694. PMCID: PMC6539990.

Gurley BJ, Miousse IR, Nookaew I, Ewing LE, Skinner CM, Jenjaroenpun P, Wongsurawat T, Kennon-McGill S, Avula B, Bae JY, McGill MR, Ussery D, Khan IA, Koturbash I. Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract Does Not Elicit Hepatotoxic Effects and Modulates the Gut Microbiome in Lean B6C3F₁ Mice. Nutrients. 2019 Apr 3;11(4). pii: E776. doi: 10.3390/nu11040776. PMCID: PMC6521095.

Koturbash I, Griffin RJ. Harnessing epigenetics and metabolism to modulate tissue response to radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Biol. 2019 Mar 11:1-3. doi: 10.1080/09553002.2019.1587268. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30856046. PMC in progress.

Skinner CM, Miousse IR, Ewing L, Sridharan V, Cao M, Kosanke S, Lin H, Williams DK, Avula B, Haider S, Chittiboyina A, Khan I, ElSohly M, Boerma M, Gurley BJ, Koturbash I. Impact of obesity on the toxicity of a multi-ingredient dietary supplement, OxyELITE ProTM (New Formula), using the novel NZO/HILtJ obese mouse model: Physiological and mechanistic assessments. Food Chem Toxicol 2018 Sep 30. pii: S0278-6915(18)30711-7. PMCID: PMC6219625.