Banrida Wahlang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


502-852-9339 E-mail

Education and Training

B.Sc.: University of Delhi
M.Sc.: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Pharmaceutics)
M.Sc.: University of Louisville (Pharmacology & Toxicology)
Ph.D.: University of Louisville (Pharmacology & Toxicology)


Research Interests

  • Environmental Toxicology and Endocrinology
  • Environmental Liver Disease
  • Gut-Liver Interactions
  • Sex Differences
  • Community Science
  • Environmental Health Disparities

Featured Publications

  • Zelko IN, Taylor BS, Das TP, Watson WH, Sithu ID, Wahlang B, Malovichko MV, Cave MC, Srivastava S. Effect of vinyl chloride exposure on cardiometabolic toxicity. Environ Toxicol. 2022 Feb;37(2):245-255. doi: 10.1002/tox.23394. Epub 2021 Oct 30. PMID: 34717031; PMCID: PMC8724461.
  • Cave MC, Pinkston CM, Rai SN, Wahlang B, Pavuk M, Head KZ, Carswell GK, Nelson GM, Klinge CM, Bell DA, Birnbaum LS, Chorley BN. Circulating MicroRNAs, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, and Environmental Liver Disease in the Anniston Community Health Survey. Environ Health Perspect. 2022 Jan;130(1):17003. doi: 10.1289/EHP9467. Epub 2022 Jan 6. PMID: 34989596; PMCID: PMC8734566.
  • Wahlang B, Gripshover TC, Gao H, Krivokhizhina T, Keith RJ, Sithu ID, Rai SN, Bhatnagar A, McClain CJ, Srivastava S, Cave MC. Associations Between Residential Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds and Liver Injury Markers. Toxicol Sci. 2021 Dec 28;185(1):50-63. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfab119. PMID: 34668566; PMCID: PMC8714366.
  • Jin J, Wahlang B, Thapa M, Head KZ, Hardesty JE, Srivastava S, Merchant ML, Rai SN, Prough RA, Cave MC. Proteomics and metabolic phenotyping define principal roles for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in mouse liver. Acta Pharm Sin B. 2021 Dec;11(12):3806-3819. doi: 10.1016/j.apsb.2021.10.014. Epub 2021 Oct 21. PMID: 35024308; PMCID: PMC8727924.
  • Klinge CM, Piell KM, Petri BJ, He L, Zhang X, Pan J, Rai SN, Andreeva K, Rouchka EC, Wahlang B, Beier JI, Cave MC. Combined exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and high-fat diet modifies the global epitranscriptomic landscape in mouse liver. Environ Epigenet. 2021 Sep 17;7(1):dvab008. doi: 10.1093/eep/dvab008. PMID: 34548932; PMCID: PMC8448424.
  • Wahlang B, Alexander NC 2nd, Li X, Rouchka EC, Kirpich IA, Cave MC. Polychlorinated biphenyls altered gut microbiome in CAR and PXR knockout mice exhibiting toxicant-associated steatohepatitis. Toxicol Rep. 2021 Mar 10;8:536-547. doi: 10.1016/j.toxrep.2021.03.010. PMID: 33777700; PMCID: PMC7985695.
  • Hardesty JE, Wahlang B, Prough RA, Head KZ, Wilkey D, Merchant M, Shi H, Jin J, Cave MC. Effect of Epidermal Growth Factor Treatment and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposure in a Dietary-Exposure Mouse Model of Steatohepatitis. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 Mar;129(3):37010. doi: 10.1289/EHP8222. Epub 2021 Mar 31. PMID: 33788613; PMCID: PMC8011667.
  • Deng P, Wang C, Wahlang B, Sexton T, Morris AJ, Hennig B. Co-exposure to PCB126 and PFOS increases biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease risk and liver injury in mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2020 Dec 15;409:115301. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2020.115301. Epub 2020 Oct 20. PMID: 33096110; PMCID: PMC7725976.
  • Jin J, Wahlang B, Shi H, Hardesty JE, Falkner KC, Head KZ, Srivastava S, Merchant ML, Rai SN, Cave MC, Prough RA. Dioxin-like and non-dioxin-like PCBs differentially regulate the hepatic proteome and modify diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease severity. Med Chem Res. 2020 Jul;29:1247-1263. doi: 10.1007/s00044-020-02581-w. Epub 2020 Jun 7. PMID: 32831531; PMCID: PMC7440142.
  • Werder EJ, Beier JI, Sandler DP, Falkner KC, Gripshover T, Wahlang B, Engel LS, Cave MC. Blood BTEXS and heavy metal levels are associated with liver injury and systemic inflammation in Gulf states residents. Food Chem Toxicol. 2020 May;139:111242. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2020.111242. Epub 2020 Mar 20. PMID: 32205228; PMCID: PMC7368391.