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Early-Life Chemical Exposures and Female Puberty-Related Outcomes in Animal Models

Suzanne Fenton

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—On November 29th, CRF will welcome Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D., to campus to learn more about her research, the focus of which is increasing information on which environmental factors--chemicals, typically--may affect the regulation of fetal mammary gland development in males and females, breast development during puberty and relationship to mammary tumor risk, the ability to lactate, and children’s health, as it pertains to chemical exposure via breast milk. Her 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.    

Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D., is a Group Leader in Reproductive Endocrinology in the National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

Date: November 29, 2016, 1:00pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Room 160E, Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.


Suzanne Fenton, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Reproduction Endocrinology
National Toxicology Program Labs
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institutes of Health


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm


160E Commonwealth Honors College


Free and open to the public