The EN thematic area elucidates links between environmental exposures and adverse outcomes that lead to neurobehavioral impairment and neurologic disorders. The EN theme, led by Dr. Sigrid Veasey, Professor of Medicine, is a multi-disciplinary group with members in Neuroscience, Genetics, Epidemiology, Biochemistry, Neurology, Medicine and Pediatrics, many of whom are members of the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences and/or Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology. The EN group is new to the CEET and was developed in part to address a major environmental concern for the region: lead (Pb) exposure. Investigators are particularly, interested in environmental stressors that may lead to sleep-disturbance and subsequent neurodegeneration and gene-environment interactions in autism spectrum disorders to identify modifiable risk factors.
Research Interest: Genetic and Environmental Influences in Autism
Research Interest: Proteostatic Mechanisms Underlying Age Related Changes in Sleep and Wake Regulation
Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH
Sigrid Veasey, MD (Leader)