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Most chronic diseases result from interactions between the environment and our genetics. The environment plays a role in many common conditions such as asthma, cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders; but the extent to which these factors and an individual’s genetic composition contribute to the etiology of these diseases remains unclear. My overarching professional goal is to improve understanding about environmental influences on human health and disease. Currently, I am doing this by:

  1. Overseeing the ongoing development and expansion of the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD),
  2. Providing administrative oversight of NC State’s Superfund Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS.