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

The Smith lab studies emerging problems in environmental health by exploring basic mechanisms underlying how environmental toxicants impact health and disease. Exposures to environmental toxins, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic can cause or contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders and development of diseases in children. For example, many neurobehavioral and neurodegenerative disorders, such as attention and learning deficits and Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s have been linked to elevated lead and manganese exposures in early life.

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

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