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Topic: DDT

Rita Loch-Caruso Rita Loch-Caruso, PhD

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-1256 E-mail: rlc@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Focuses on female reproductive toxicology; studies the effects of toxicants on labor and delivery.
  • Research emphasizes mechanisms of toxicity at the molecular, biochemical and cellular levels of uterine muscle, and integration of this knowledge at the tissue and whole animal levels--with a particular emphasis on environmentally persistent chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), lindane, and DDT.
  • Experimental approaches include the use of microinjection techniques, RNA and protein analysis, immunocytochemistry, and spectrophotometric assessment of intracellular ions.

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Rita Loch-CarusoRita Loch-Caruso, PhD

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-1256 E-mail: rlc@umich.edu

  • Focuses on female reproductive toxicology; studies the effects of toxicants on labor and delivery.     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

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