Feb 24, 2022: Toxic metals and kidney function among susceptible populations: implications for postpartum and long-term health

Headshot of seminar speaker, Dr. Alison Sanders

*This seminar is being rescheduled to a future date (date TBD)*

Alison P. Sanders, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health

University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health

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This seminar will present an overview of the physiological windows of kidney susceptibility to environmental toxicants. We will examine published examples from Dr. Sanders’ group along with recent findings among pregnant women and preadolescent populations. We will discuss the implications of environmental risk factors to protecting long-term kidney health as well as potential integration of these works with in vitro and in vivo models.

About the Speaker: Dr. Sanders is an environmental health scientist with a background in engineering and environmental, molecular epidemiology. She directs the Laboratory for Molecular Epidemiology and Nephrotoxicology and her research program examines how toxic chemical exposures and their mixtures alter molecular pathways of pediatric and pregnancy-induced hypertension or kidney disease in population-based studies. In her research, Dr. Sanders employs molecular epidemiology and computational approaches to investigate the effects of environmental exposures and their mixtures. Her work focuses on exposures that may predispose susceptible populations to poor kidney function, chronic kidney disease (CKD) or CKD of unknown origin (CKDu).

Thursday, February 24, 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern *This seminar is being rescheduled to a future date (date TBD)*

Field Auditorium Room 1112, Grainger Hall (9 Circuit Dr, Durham, NC)

Masks are REQUIRED regardless of vaccination status.

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