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Your Environment. Your Health.

Stories of Success

NIEHS-funded scientists work in a variety of disciplines, performing groundbreaking research into how the environment influences the development and progression of disease. Through these Stories of Success we invite you to explore the people behind the research in stories that you won't find in a scientific journal. Read about NIEHS grantees who are developing new technologies to better measure environmental exposures and their effects on our body; partnering with communities to help them understand the effects of pollution; and cultivating tomorrow's environmental health scientists.

Latest Stories

Ben Van Houten, Ph.D.
Exploring How Cells Find and Repair Damaged DNA

June 17, 2020

Ben Van Houten, Ph.D.

Ben Van Houten, Ph.D., uses innovative techniques to study how common forms of DNA damage are detected and repaired. Van Houten’s research is revealing how proteins find and repair damaged DNA sites known as DNA lesions.
Margaret Karagas, Ph.D.
Examining Health Impacts from Infancy to Adulthood

April 1, 2020

Margaret Karagas, Ph.D.

NIEHS grantee Margaret Karagas, Ph.D., studies how exposure to environmental chemicals affects our health throughout the life course.
Wen Xie, M.D., Ph.D.
Examining Xenobiotic Receptor-Mediated Gene Regulation in Metabolism and Disease

April 1, 2020

Wen Xie, M.D., Ph.D.

Wen Xie, M.D., Ph.D., studies how a cellular protein that detects environmental chemicals, called pregnane X receptors (PXR) also plays a role in normal functions and liver disease.
Matt Cave M.D.
Exploring the Role of Environmental Chemicals in Liver Disease

March 31, 2020

Matt Cave, M.D.

Matt Cave, M.D., explores how environmental chemicals and diet can interact and contribute to liver disease.


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