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

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

On November 29, 2016 the Center for Research on Families welcomed 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.