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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

Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D.
Investigating the Role of Environmental Sensing Proteins in Human Health

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.
Sudipto Banerjee
Modeling the Past, Present, and Future to Explain and Predict Health Outcomes

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.
Cesar Bandera, Ph.D.
Enhancing HAZMAT Training through Entrepreneurship

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.
Margaret Mellecker
Protecting Workers Across the Nation

October 18, 2019

Margaret Mellecker

Margaret 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.


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