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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

Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D.
Discovering How Air Pollution Affects Lung Health

September 28, 2020

Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D.

NIEHS grantee, Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D., has made many important discoveries about how air pollution affects the body’s ability to defend against disease and infection.
Michele La Merrill, Ph.D.
Linking Early-life Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors with Metabolic Diseases

September 15, 2020

Michele La Merrill, Ph.D.

NIEHS grantee Michele La Merrill, Ph.D., explores the mechanisms that reveal how chemicals alter hormone responses in the body, leading to metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.
Developing New Membranes to Capture and Destroy Contaminants

August 21, 2020

Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.

For over 50 years, Dibakar Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., (known collegially as DB) has been a leader in engineering specialized membranes to capture pollutants in water.
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.


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