Health Effects of Smoking
Darshini Trivedi, Ph.D.
Audience: K-12, undergraduates, graduate students, and community organizations
Dr. Trivedi began her scientific career over a decade ago, when she accepted an undergraduate summer internship position at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She continued working in the laboratory for a few years as a post-baccalaureate trainee at the NIEHS, after which she decided to go to graduate school to pursue her PhD in the biological sciences. In 2007, she obtained a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Kentucky, where she focused her dissertation research on understanding the mechanisms responsible for congenital cardiovascular defects.
After finishing her PhD, she moved to Philadelphia, PA to work at the Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she examined the effectiveness of specific pharmacotherapies on adult cardiovascular disease using animal models. Recently, she came full circle, back to the NIEHS to pursue a post-doctoral research position in the Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology, where she continues her work using mouse models of cardiovascular diseases.
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