My lab's research interests are in understanding the interplay of environmental toxicants with the reproductive and endocrine systems, particularly when it comes to in utero development.
Studies in my laboratory involve the consequences of exposure to inhaled toxicants by the pregnant female. We have examined the impact of metallic oxide such as cadmium and silver nanoparticles on fetal and placental growth, post-natal growth, and potential susceptibility for cardiovascular-related disease. My lab is also interested in examining “windows” of susceptibility during development when exposure of the pregnant female is greatest for causing developmental abnormalities such as preterm birth and low-birth weight which often result in life-long health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. An understanding for when risk may be greatest may provide clinicians with interventions to help prevent or mitigate these disease outcomes.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
PhD from University of Florida
Environmental health perspectives. 2017 Jul 27; 125(7):077020-077020
Toxicological sciences. 2017 Apr 1; 156(2):492-508
General & comparative endocrinology. 2015 Dec 24; 242:24-29
Journal of toxicology & environmental health. Pt. A. 2015; 78(12):711-724
International journal of environmental research & public health. 2014 Jan 09; 11(1):919-933
Inhalation toxicology. 2014 Jan; 26(1):48-58
Journal of health & pollution. 2014; 4(6):40-52
The Smokeless Tobacco Product, Gutkha, Alters Sperm Health in Exposed Mice [Meeting Abstract]
Environmental & molecular mutagenesis. 2013 Sep; 54 1 1:S50-S50