Smith Laboratory: Cell and Organismal Responses and Therapeutic Treatment of Toxins

The Smith lab explores basic mechanisms underlying how toxic metal exposures contributes to cellular effects and disease. Exposures to environmental toxins, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic can cause or contribute to the development of diseases in humans. For example, some neurobehavioral and neurodegenerative disorders, such as learning deficits and Parkinsonism have been linked to elevated lead and manganese exposures in children and manganese exposures in adults, respectively.

Dr. Smith accepts graduate students from both the METX and PBSE graduate programs.

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