Lecture: Early-Life Chemical Exposures and Female Puberty-Related Outcomes'
November 29, 2016
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Room: 160 East
Suzanne Fenton’s current research is designed to understand mechanisms underlying the effects of early life exposures that lead to persistent changes in breast tissue and enhance disease susceptibility over one’s lifetime. She focuses on increasing information on which environmental factors affect things such as breast development during puberty and its relationship to mammary tumor risk, and children’s health, as it pertains to chemical exposure via breast milk.
Fenton is a group leader in the Reproductive Endocrinology Group of the National Toxicology Program at the National Institute for Environmental Sciences. Her major areas of research are studying human disease using mice and rat models--translating doses to known exposure levels in U.S. residents; investigating the developmental effects of chemicals like herbicides, surfactants and phenolic compounds; and understanding the types and ratios of environmental compounds that transfer to the infant via breast milk.
The event is part of the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series.