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

Project Leader: Bernhard Hennig, PhD

Project Co-Leaders: Pan Deng, PhD, and Hunter Moseley, PhD


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 inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis, that have been linked to exposure to Superfund pollutants.