Genes, Environment, and Health Branch
- Anika L. Dzierlenga, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
- Tel 984-287-3125
- P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K3-05Durham, N.C. 27709
Anika Dzierlenga, Ph.D., is a program director in the Genes, Environment, and Health Branch where she oversees a research portfolio of grants that examine the interplay between environmental exposures and the human microbiome in the development of toxicity and disease. Prior to her current position, she trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of the National Toxicology Program at NIEHS, and served as the project leader for studies investigating the toxicity of HIV combination therapeutics, perfluorinated chemicals, and the alkenylbenzene flavorant myristicin. Dzierlenga received her doctorate in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Her doctoral work focused on the mechanisms and functional consequences of drug transporter misregulation in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. She has a B.S. in biochemistry from Trinity University in San Antonio.