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 Molecular Metabolism, Harvard Chan School; 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, Harvard Chan School. 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 Molecular Metabolism, Department of Molecular Metabolism, Department of Molecular Metabolism, Harvard Chan School. Macrophage activation and metabolism; Immunometabolism; Inflammasomes

Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD; Chair, Department of Molecular Metabolism; 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 Molecular Metabolism, Department of Molecular Metabolism. 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 Molecular Metabolism, Harvard Chan School. Integrative genomics of environmental and lung diseases; microvesicle trafficking and cell communication.

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

James Mitchell, PhD; Associate Professor of Molecular Metabolism, Department of Molecular Metabolism. 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, Harvard Chan School. Epidemiological consequences of exposure to pollutants.

Stephanie Shore, PhD; Senior Lecturer on Physiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard Chan School. 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, Harvard Chan School. Biomarkers of kidney injury; mechanisms of drugs and environmental contaminant induced kidney toxicity.

Tobias Walther, PhDProfessor of Molecular Metabolism, 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 Molecular Metabolism. 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 Molecular Metabolism, Harvard Chan School. Radiobiology, stress response, and cancer biology.