Project 1: Superfund Chemicals, Nutrition, and Multi-Organ Cardiovascular Risk

Project Leader: Yekaterina (Kate) Zaytseva, PhD

Project Co-Leaders: Bernhard Hennig, PhD and Hunter Moseley, PhD

Graduate Trainee: Jerika Durham

Goal: Understand the signaling pathways and metabolic or biological changes by which bioactive nutrients modulate impacts of acute or chronic exposure to persistent organic pollutants such as PCBs and PFAS. 

Expected Outcomes: Scientific evidence towards the paradigm that healthful nutrition interventions offer a powerful strategy to reduce disease risks associated with environmental toxic insults to prevent noncommunicable diseases, such as atherosclerosis and cancer, which have been linked to exposure to Superfund pollutants.