Jennifer L. Freeman

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Professor of Toxicology
Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology and Molecular Cytogenetics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Training Group(s):
Computational and Systems Biology
Cancer Biology
Integrative Neuroscience

Active Mentor - currently hosting PULSe students for laboratory rotations and recruiting PULSe students into the laboratory; serves on preliminary exam committees

Current Research Interests:

Dr. Freeman's research efforts are focused on defining the underlying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of toxicity of environmental stressors with current emphasis on pesticides, metals, PFAS, radiation, and emerging contaminants. Projects are defining the immediate adverse impacts of a developmental exposure, the lasting adverse impacts of this developmental exposure throughout the lifespan, and the analysis of subsequent generations linking genetic, epigenetic, and phenotypic assessments. These studies are investigating the developmental origin of health and disease pathogenesis with a specific focus on neurological disorders and diseases, neuroendocrine dysfunction, and cancer with a goal of understanding the role of exposure to the environmental stressors in these adverse health outcomes. In addition, projects are investigating the role of structural genetic variation in toxicity responses. All projects are currently utilizing the zebrafish vertebrate model system as a tool to investigate toxicity.

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