Preceptors

Andrea Baccarelli, PhD; Associate Professor of Environmental Epigenetics, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology. Epigenetics, DNA methylation, miRNAs, air pollution, metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals.

David Christiani, MD, MPH; Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics, Department of Environmental Health. Biomarkers and molecular epidemiology.

Douglas Dockery, ScD; Chair, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology; Department of Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology. Health effects of air pollution exposures; particulate air pollution in chronic respiratory illness and acute cardiovascular events.

Robert V. Farese, Jr., MD Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, HSPH; Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School. Cellular Energy Metabolism Lipids, the Plasma Membrane and neurodegeneration. Systems Biology and Proteomics.

Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD; Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, HSPH. Interplay between the immune system and intestinal microbial communities; inflammation in carcinogenesis and environmental factors.

Russ Hauser, MD, MPH, ScD; Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Department of Environmental Health; Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School. Environmental chemicals and fertility, pregnancy outcomes; dioxins and dioxin-like compounds impact on growth and pubertal development.

Tiffany Horng, PhDAssociate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, HSPH. Macrophage activation and metabolism; Immunometabolism; Inflammasomes

Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD; Chair, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases; J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism. Molecular basis of chronic metabolic diseases, immunometabolism, inflammation and stress pathways, endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria function, lipid signaling and biology.

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD; Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biostatistics. Human microbiome and microbial community function.

Lester Kobzik, MD; Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program. Lung interaction with inhaled particles, pathogens, allergens; pulmonary inflammation; environmental lung disease.

Chih-Hao Lee, PhD; Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases. Immune signaling in metabolism; inter-organ communication and metabolic homeostasis; circadian rhythm.

Quan Lu, PhD; Associate Professor of Environmental Genetics and Pathophysiology, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, HSPH. Integrative genomics of environmental and lung diseases; microvesicle trafficking and cell communication.

Brendan Manning, PhD; Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases. Signaling pathways at intersection of cancer and metabolic diseases; signaling responses to environmental stresses; genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics.

James Mitchell, PhD; Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases. Effects of dietary restriction on health; nutritional and genetic determinants of adaptive stress resistance; resistance to acute organ stress; metabolomics.

Joel Schwartz, PhD; Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, HSPH. Epidemiological consequences of exposure to pollutants.

Stephanie Shore, PhD; Senior Lecturer on Physiology, Department of Environmental Health, HSPH. Mechanistic basis for the relationship between obesity and asthma; role of innate immunity in pulmonary responses to ozone; role of the microbiome in responses to environmental triggers of asthma; microbiome-metabolome interactions in the effects of air pollutants and of obesity on the lung.

Vishal Vaidya, PhD; Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health, HSPH. Biomarkers of kidney injury; mechanisms of drugs and environmental contaminant induced kidney toxicity.

Tobias Walther, PhDProfessor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School. Cellular Energy Metabolism Lipids, the Plasma Membrane and Neurodegenration. Systems Biology and Proteomics.

Marianne Wessling-Resnick, PhD; Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases. Iron status and metal toxicity; Iron and manganese transport homeostasis.

Guo-Cheng Yuan, PhD; Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biostatistics. Statistical and computational methodologies for genomic data analysis and integration; systems-level gene regulatory mechanisms; predictive models of biological regulatory networks.

Zhi-Min Yuan, MD, PhD; Professor of Radiobiology, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, HSPH. Radiobiology, stress response, and cancer biology.