Our program is comprised of four research projects: two biomedical projects and two environmental science projects that focus on characterizing the mechanisms of nervous system toxicity and environmental contamination associated with metal exposures. More information about each project is available via the links below:
Salmon rely on smell to survive. New research shows that exposure to metals like cadmium impair that sense, threatening salmon survival.
People respond to contaminant exposures in different ways, depending, in part, on the levels of protective enzymes that they produce.
Exposing mice to cadmium to generate blood levels similar to those found in the general human population resulted in cognitive impairment.
Contaminated shallow lakes have more arsenic in their water than contaminated deeper lakes, meaning higher risk for humans.