Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Sandra A. James-Yi, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ABT, Diplomate ABVT

Clinical Assistant Professor
Toxicology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

  • 2011 – 2012
    Postdoctoral Associate
    Masonic Cancer Center
    Comparative Pathology Shared Resource Laboratory
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • 2008 – 2010
    Toxicology residency supported by Covance Laboratories
    Visiting Asst. Professor Toxicology
    University of Illinois
    Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • 2003 – 2008
    PhD, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
    University of Illinois
    Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • 1988
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Illinois
    Urbana-Champaign, IL

Board Certification

  • 2015
    Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology
  • 2015
    Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology

Professional Experience

  • 2014 – Present
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Toxicology
    Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2011 – 2012
    Postdoctoral Associate, Pathology
    Masonic Cancer Center
    Comparative Pathology Shared Resource Laboratory (CPSR)
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • 2008 – 2010
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Toxicology
    Department of Comparative Biosciences
    Visiting Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Toxicology
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Illinois
    Urbana-Champaign, IL

Honors & Awards

  • 2008
    Prairie Biotic Research Grant
  • 2007
    Herbert H. Ross Memorial Award for Biological Systematics
  • 2007
    Gamma Sigma Delta Professional Development Award
  • 2003
    First recipient of the Fred Clute Memorial Award for Entomology

Selected Publications

  1. Yi SA, Francis BM, Jarrell WM and Soucek DJ (2011)Toxicological effects of the aquatic herbicide, fluridone, on male water mites (Hydrachnidiae: Arrenurus: Megaluracarus). Ecotoxicology 20(1):81-7.
  2. Balbo S, James-Yi S, Johnson CS, O’Sullivan MG, Stepanov I, Wang M, Kassie F, Carmella S, Upadhyaya P and Hecht SS(2013) (S)-N'-Nitrosonornicotine, a Constituent of Smokeless Tobacco, is a Powerful Oral Cavity Carcinogen in Rats. Carcinogenesis. 34(9): 2178-83.