CURES Seminar: The Role of Early Life Exposures and Epigenetics in Children’s Health

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Date: April 8, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Seminar

The Role of Early Life Exposures and Epigenetics in Children’s Health

Thursday April 8, 2021 12:30- 1:30 PM

Presented by: Jacklyn Goodrich, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Jacklyn Goodrich is a Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Goodrich's research interests combine toxicology, epidemiology and epigenomics with the goal of identifying epigenetically labile genomic regions that contribute to environmentally-induced disease susceptibility at various life-stages (in utero, early childhood, and adulthood). Epigenetic modification by environmental factors is emerging as a link between exposures to toxicity and disease outcomes. Dr. Goodrich is assessing the impact of chemical exposures from occupational practices or the environment (e.g., mercury, lead, phthalates) on epigenetic modifications (DNA methylation) in epidemiological cohorts from around the globe using both candidate gene and epigenome-wide approaches. She integrates data on exposures, DNA methylation, and health outcomes to better understand disease risk from exposures at vulnerable life-stages. Dr. Goodrich also studies the impact of environmental exposures, particularly to heavy metals such as lead and mercury, on cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes. Dr. Goodrich works out of the Environmental Epigenetics and Nutrition lab.


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The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors is funded by NIEHS #P30ES020957

April 2021