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.
December 11, 2020
Donna Zhang, Ph.D.Donna Zhang, Ph.D., studies a protein called nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2) and its signaling pathway. One of Zhang’s interests is understanding the interaction between NRF2 and arsenic exposure, and how it contributes to the development of human disease.
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.
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.
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.