UCSF EaRTH Center Monthly Series: Environmental chemical exposures and mechanisms underlying human placental dysfunction and disease

We are excited to announce we are starting a monthly webinar series. Our series debuts with Drs. Josh Robinson and Hao Chen.

 

Environmental chemical exposures and mechanisms underlying human placental dysfunction and disease

 

During pregnancy, we are exposed to thousands of chemicals in the environment. The majority of chemicals that we are exposed to lack information regarding their potential to cause developmental toxicity. Placental-mediated complications such as preterm birth and preeclampsia afflict a significant proportion of births and are associated with adverse birth outcomes and diseases which manifest later on in life. Our group is specifically interested in determining chemical exposures that alter placental development and underlie pregnancy complications.

 

Specific populations are exposed to disproportionate levels of chemicals (e.g., pesticides, heavy metals) due to several factors, including, geographical location, occupation, and socioeconomic status. We aim to elucidate relationships between specific environmental chemical exposures and pregnancy complications to inform community stakeholders and provide evidence for regulatory action.

 

Join us to learn more!

Dial-In Information

Please register here and a meeting link will be sent prior to the event.

Tuesday, March 30 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Research & Academia

Audience

Students, Postdocs, Faculty

Website

https://earth.ucsf.edu/events

Cost

Free

Hashtag

#earhinar

Contact Info

earth@ucsf.edu

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