Researchers are investigating the genetic and environmental contributions to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, ADHD, autism, and fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as receptor signaling in the brain. Scientists include Renping Zhou, Joan Bennett, Ken Reuhl, Long-Jon Wu, John McGann, Dipak Sarkar, Ron Hart, Nancy Fielder, Manny DiCicco-Bloom, Troy Roepke, Gary Aston-Jones, Lori White, and Cheryl Dreyfus.
Researchers are assessing the ability of environmental chemicals including pesticides, mycotoxins, ethanol, and endocrine-acting chemicals to perturb the neurological, metabolic, and reproductive development of offspring. Scientists include Helmut Zarbl, Lauren Aleksunes, Dipak Sarkar, Lori White, Troy Roepke, Sally Radovick, Phoebe Stapleton, Mehmet Uzumcu, Andy Babwah, and Emily Barrett.
Scientists are assessing the effects of environmental chemicals on a variety of species including zebrafish, fruit flies, and other insects and fish and using computational modeling approaches. Scientists include Keith Cooper, Lori White, Joan Bennett, Yana Bromberg, Mark Robson, Joanna Burger, Hao Zhu, and Stephen Burley.
Carcinogenesis & Epigenetics
Active research seeks to identify the influence of epigenetics, circadian rythym on cancer susceptibility, identify novel therapeutic agents, and characterize chemopreventive compounds. Scientists include Suzie Chen, CS Yang, Tony Kong, Bill Belden, Dipak Sarkar, Helmut Zarbl, Nanjoo Suh, and Wei-Xing Zong.