Slawomir Lomnicki, Ph.D.

Studying Free Radicals to Improve Air Quality

May 2, 2024

Slawomir Lomnicki, Ph.D.

Slawo Lomnicki, Ph.D., examines dangerous combustion pollutants called environmentally persistent free radicals, aiming to discover ways to destroy them and prevent them from forming.

Heather Volk, Ph.D.

Untangling the Genetic and Environmental Complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorder

May 1, 2024

Heather Volk, Ph.D.

As an NIEHS grant recipient and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, Heather Volk, Ph.D., investigates how interactions between environmental factors, such as air pollution, and genetic factors, like mutations, lead to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.

Patrick Sung, Ph.D.

Unraveling the Mysteries of DNA Repair

March 19, 2024

Patrick Sung, Ph.D.

For more than 30 years, biochemist Patrick Sung, Ph.D., has studied a cellular process essential to all life on earth: DNA repair.

Eliane El Hayek, Ph.D.

From Lebanon to New Mexico: Studying How Contaminants Interact with Plant and Human Health

March 12, 2024

Eliane El Hayek, Ph.D.

Eliane El Hayek, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where she works with the NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center to understand how exposures to heavy metals and tiny plastic particles known as microplastics affect human and plant health.

John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D.

Applying the One Environmental Health Approach to Hexavalent Chromium 

February 1, 2024

John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D.

John Pierce Wise, Sr., Ph.D., champions a research approach for studying toxic chemicals focused on the intersection of human, animal, and ecosystem health.