Luke Montrose

Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

About Luke

Dr. Montrose is an environmental toxicologist with research interests in public health, epigenetics, and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations. A primary focus of the Montrose lab is studying the negative health impacts of wildfire smoke exposure among communities and workers (e.g., wildland firefighters). In 2020, Dr. Montrose launched the Rocky Mountain Wildfire Smoke Symposium which is an annual platform for disseminating information and involves participants from academia, government and industry.


PhD - Environmental Toxicology, University of Montana, 2015BS - Biology, Heidelberg University, 2007


Montrose L, Walker ES, Toevs S, Noonan CW. Outdoor and indoor fine particulate matter at skilled nursing facilities in the western United States during wildfire and non-wildfire seasons. Indoor Air. 2022 Jun;32(6):e13060. doi: 10.1111/ina.13060. PubMed PMID: 35762245.Schuller A, Bellini C, Jenkins TG, Eden M, Matz J, Oakes J, Montrose L. Simulated Wildfire Smoke Significantly Alters Sperm DNA Methylation Patterns in a Murine Model. Toxics. 2021 Aug 27;9(9). doi: 10.3390/toxics9090199. PubMed PMID: 34564350; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8473101.Schuller A, Montrose L. Influence of Woodsmoke Exposure on Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Alzheimer's Disease: Existing Literature and Gaps in Our Understanding. Epigenet Insights.2020;13:2516865720954873. doi: 10.1177/2516865720954873. eCollection 2020. Review. PubMed PMID: 32974607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7493275.

Research Specialty

Environmental Toxicology