Purdue University


Jennifer Freeman

Interim Director, Professor of Toxicology
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Jennifer Freeman is a professor of toxicology in the School of Health Sciences. Freeman’s research  interests are in molecular and environmental toxicology, cytogenetics, genomics and epigenomics. Current research efforts in the Freeman laboratory are defining the underlying genetic and epigenetic  mechanisms of developmental exposure to environmental chemicals, including pesticides and metals,  with a focus on drinking water contaminants. Freeman received her Ph.D. in environmental toxicology  and molecular cytogenetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a postdoctoral  fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Lynne Dahmen

Managing Director
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Lynne Dahmen joined the Center for the Environment as the Managing Director in 2019.  She manages day-to-day activities of the Center with particular focus on supporting faculty research development, developing interdisciplinary teams, and communicating with external partners.  She also works with the Center Director and leadership team to implement initiatives, plan events and promote the Center.  Before working at the Center, she worked for the Office of the Executive VP for Research and Partnerships, where she spent over nine years engaging with faculty across campus on developing research grants and providing training on the skills involved in writing them. She also helped launch the DOE/ARPA-E funded Center for Brain-Inspired Computing on campus. Lynne previously also used her PhD in Comparative Literature to teach courses in the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue.

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Robby Teas

Operations Manager
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Robby joined C4E in June 2019 after relocating to West Lafayette from Austin, Texas, where he was a Research Assistant for the Consulate General of Ireland for four years. Prior to that role, Robby was a Legislative Aide in the Texas House of Representatives for the 83rd and 84th legislative sessions. He has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Public Administration from Purdue University Global. During his time as an undergraduate, Robby was selected to the Bill Archer Fellowship Program, which allowed him to spend part of his senior year in Washington, D.C. as an Environmental Policy Intern for The Wilderness Society. Outside of work you can find him watching or playing baseball, golfing, and taking weekend trips with his wife, Elizabeth.