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Topic: Contaminants

Nil Basu, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 764-9490 E-mail: niladri@umich.edu
Faculty Profile
Video: http://youtu.be/ilnU1OcWNG4

  • Environmental toxicologist, interested in the risk assessment of aquatic pollutants (focus on mercury), development of neurochemical biomarkers and environmental neurotoxicology, and the use of fish and wildlife as sentinels of human and environmental health hazards.
  • His UM Ecotoxicology Lab seeks answers such questions as: What are the implications of subtle neurological damage on the health of wildlife, humans, and ecosystems? How do pollutants disrupt neurochemical processes? Can neurochemical biomarkers and gene-environment studies be incorporated into risk assessments and policy making using mercury as a case-example?
  • Spent two years as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Wildlife Research Center (Environment Canada) and the Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (University of Ottawa).

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SPH Faculty Experts for Contaminants

Nil Basu, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 764-9490 E-mail: niladri@umich.edu

  • Environmental toxicologist, interested in the risk assessment of aquatic pollutants (focus on mercury), development of neurochemical biomarkers and environmental neurotoxicology, and the use of fish and wildlife as sentinels of human and environmental health hazards.      MORE

Stuart BattermanStuart Batterman, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 763-2417 E-mail: stuartb@umich.edu

  • Research and teaching interests address environmental impact assessment, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental management.     MORE

Alfred FranzblauAlfred Franzblau, MD

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0758 E-mail: afranz@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on work-related musculoskeletal disorders, biological monitoring of chemical exposures, occupational neurological disease, and occupational respiratory disease. Can talk about health effects of oil spills and work-related threats.      MORE

John MeekerJohn Meeker, Sc.D., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 764-7184 E-mail: meekerj@umich.edu

  • Focuses on defining sources, magnitudes, and consequences of human exposure to environmental and occupational contaminants, as well as identifying and evaluating strategies to control harmful exposures.      MORE

Jerome NriaguJerome Nriagu, PhD, DSc

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0706 E-mail: jnriagu@umich.edu

  • Specializes in the study of toxic metals and lead poisoning from smelting and lead products, resulting in food and environmental contamination.     MORE

Rudy RichardsonRudy Richardson, ScD, DABT

Professor of Toxicology in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0769 E-mail: rjrich@umich.edu

  • Board-certified toxicologist who specializes in chemically induced neurological diseases.     MORE

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