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Your Environment. Your Health.

Preventing Disease Through Bioinformatics

Stefano Monti, Ph.D.

Stefano Monti, Ph.D., explained how he is developing computational models for environmental contaminants to predict their long-term health effects, such as cancer and metabolic disorders. Since 2012, Monti led the Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling Core at the Boston University SRP Center.

"Testing a chemical for its carcinogenicity potential is a costly and time-consuming process," said Monti. "Our approach allows researchers to prioritize chemicals that will need to undergo more in-depth testing, such as in animals, to determine if they have the potential of causing cancer. This approach can ultimately save the researcher time and resources."

Read more in his NIEHS Story of Success.

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