NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series: Environmental Impacts on Epigenetic Regulation in Immunity and Development
|Title:||NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2014 Webinar Series|
|Date:||April 9, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Join us for this month's webinar. The webinar features presentations and interactive discussions including recent findings and new developments in children’s environmental health.
Topic: Environmental Impacts on Epigenetic Regulation in Immunity and Development
Rapid changes in cellular and immune system development occur early in life as we interact with our environment for the first time. These changes are detectable as epigenetic and functional alterations, leading to increased risk of diseases in target organs. In this presentation, we will explore the effects of chemical exposures on specific epigenetic and functional features of immune cells in both humans and model organisms. Dr. Ivana Yang will discuss recent research on DNA methylation changes that impact allergic airway disease in human cohorts and animal models. Focusing on ambient air pollution, Dr. Kari Nadeau will present mechanistic insights in the function of T cells, critical immune brokers. Dr. Rachel Miller will discuss prenatal environmental exposures, development, and asthma susceptibility. Then Dr. Carmen Marsit will consider the effects of arsenic on epigenetic features of blood cells in human populations, utilizing a epigenetic code of normal blood cells and elucidating specific methylation changes associated with arsenic exposure. The presentations will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Dr. Joseph Wiemels.
Carmen J. Marsit
Joseph L. Wiemels
|Contact:||Nica Louie (firstname.lastname@example.org); 703-347-8125|