prog-tox-snailsThe Marine Environmental and Molecular Laboratory,  focuses on the study of natural and man-made toxins in the marine environment and their effects on the metabolic activities of marine organisms.

In the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology the faculty, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and students are involved in a broad spectrum of research projects funded by federal agencies (NIEHS, US EPA, US DOD, NIH, NIOSH, USDA, USGS, and US FWS), the State of North Carolina, foundations, and private companies. 

The main themes of her research include: 1) Endocrine Disruption [May result from exposure to anti-fouling compounds, petroleum by-products, pesticides, sewage effluents, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals]; 2) Oxidative Stress [May result from exposure to organic contaminants, transition metals or nanoparticles (fullerenes, quantum dots or SWCNT/MWCNT)] and 3) Detoxification pathways [Biochemical and health effects of environmental contaminants and toxins can drastically alter the development, metamorphosis, reproductive capacity or ability of organisms to utilize nutritional sources).

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Some specific examples in NC include:

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