The Laboratory of Human Environmental Epigenetics investigates molecular mechanisms and biomarkers that reflect reprogramming of health and disease trajectories in response to environmental exposures.
The laboratory research spans epigenomics, mitochondriomics, and computational epigenomics.
The laboratory’s resources and expertise are dedicated to the investigation of the epigenome and mitochondriome at different life stages ranging from fetal life to aging populations. Developing and applying novel molecular methods in human populations is a primary endeavor in the lab. Ongoing projects investigate effects from environmental exposures including endocrine disrupting chemicals, particulate air pollution, metals, flame retardants, pesticides, as well as common risk factors, such as psycho-social violence, second-hand smoking, and maternal diet and metabolic alterations. The laboratory has conducted studies in the U.S., as well as in highly-exposed groups or special conditions of exposure in China, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Israel, Poland, Thailand, Oman, Bulgaria, Russia, and other countries.
For more information about Andrea Baccarelli please visit his faculty webpage.