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Mercury Toxicity Targets in Neuromuscular Development - Dr. Matt Rand

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EOH Seminar 

Pitt Public Health | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health presents:

Mercury Toxicity Targets in Neuromuscular Development

Matt Rand, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester

Friday, December 3, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Zoom
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Dr. Rand’s group interests in understanding the mechanisms by which fundamental cellular and molecular pathways in animal development become susceptible to perturbation by environmental agents. In particular, his lab focuses on examining the toxicity of environmental mercury like methylmercury in neurodevelopment. Environment methylmercury is known to bioaccumulate in fish and seafood, suggesting their presence in human diets may pose adverse health outcomes. Utilizing both experimental model and human population studies, Dr. Rand demonstrated the risks associated with the background-level methylmercury exposures.

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Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health.

The EOH Seminar Series typically takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned!

If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Bruce Pitt (brucep@pitt.edu)

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Friday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Mercury Toxicity Targets in Neuromuscular Development - Dr. Matt Rand

EOH Seminar 

Pitt Public Health | Department of Environmental and Occupational Health presents:

Mercury Toxicity Targets in Neuromuscular Development

Matt Rand, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester

Friday, December 3, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Zoom
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Dr. Rand’s group interests in understanding the mechanisms by which fundamental cellular and molecular pathways in animal development become susceptible to perturbation by environmental agents. In particular, his lab focuses on examining the toxicity of environmental mercury like methylmercury in neurodevelopment. Environment methylmercury is known to bioaccumulate in fish and seafood, suggesting their presence in human diets may pose adverse health outcomes. Utilizing both experimental model and human population studies, Dr. Rand demonstrated the risks associated with the background-level methylmercury exposures.

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Learning from our students/staff/faculty, nationally and internationally known scientists, practitioners and policymakers on issues of environmental, occupational and public health.

The EOH Seminar Series typically takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Through presentations and discussions, we aim to highlight the latest cutting-edge environmental health science research, promote public health, and enhance multidisciplinary collaborations between medical, public health specialists and community.  Moreover, we would like to highlight research from young investigators and our EOH students and fellows. In additional to topics of environmental and occupational health exposures, we will have presentations about social justice and diversity, women and children health, neurological disorders, cell metabolism and stem cells, metal toxicity, respiratory biology, redox biology, microbiology and host defense, and environmental epigenetics. Please stay-tuned!

If you would like to attend a seminar or receive e-mail notices about future EOH seminar series, please contact Adam Orbell (aorbell@pitt.edu). If you have other questions about our EOH seminar series, please contact Winnie Tang (wat23@pitt.edu) and Bruce Pitt (brucep@pitt.edu)

Dial-In Information

Click here to register for Zoom.

Friday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

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