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.
November 13, 2019
Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D.NIEHS grantee Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D., professor of oncology in the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has built a research program funded by the NIEHS for over 20 years. Bradfield and his research team have made groundbreaking discoveries about PAS proteins, a special class of proteins that act as environmental sensors for light, oxygen, and foreign substances in a variety of species.
October 30, 2019
Sudipto Banerjee, Ph.D.Sudipto Banerjee, Ph.D., can model how pollution moves across entire continents, how trees grow in different climates, and how exposures affect human health.
October 25, 2019
Cesar Bandera, Ph.D.NIEHS grantee Cesar Bandera, Ph.D., an electrical engineer, business owner, and professor of entrepreneurship, develops technologies for public and environmental health. He is an advocate for the NIEHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, which encourages small businesses to bring technology solutions to market through translational research.
October 18, 2019
Margaret MelleckerMargaret Mellecker is applying her diverse career experiences to educate and protect workers across the country. With a background in mechanical engineering and a secondary teaching certificate, Mellecker is comfortable in the field and in the classroom, making her uniquely positioned to train workers.