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, John McGann, Dipak Sarkar, Ron Hart, Nancy Fielder, Emanuel DiCicco-Bloom, Troy Roepke, Gary Aston-Jones, Lori White, and Cheryl Dreyfus.
Injury to the lung by ozone, particulate matter, and fibrosis is an active area of research. Scientists include Debra Laskin, Andrew Gow, John McGann, Howard Kipen, Rob Laumbach, Reynold Panettieri, Carol Gardner, Laurie Joseph, Joseph Jude, Raymond Rancourt, Stephan Schwander, and Steven An.
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology
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, Emily Barrett, Zorimar Rivera-Nunez, and Gloria Dominguez Bello.
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, William Belden, Dipak Sarkar, Helmut Zarbl, Nanjoo Suh, and Wei-Xing Zong.
Studies are ongoing to characterize the human exposure to chemicals, risk factors for disease, and potential interventions. Scientists include Howard Kipen, Rob Laumbach, Lauren Aleksunes, Judith Graber, Charles Weschler, Nancy Fiedler, Mark Robson, Emily Barrett, Reynold Panettieri, and Stephan Schwander, and Gloria Dominguez Bello