FW: The Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Infectious Agents: Session III on 11/7 at 1 pm EST

See how things have changed …!! In my first CEG proposal (1991) most faculty at Univ Cinci thought this idea of “environmental genetics”,  gene-environment interactions, … was too heretical. Including Eula Bingham and Roy Albert.  Now, today: NIEHS has even created a BRANCH with this name.

” The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP) invites you to join us for the third session in a series of Risk e-Learning webinars, The Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Infectious Agents, hosted on EPA’s Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website. The series, which is free and open to the public, highlights researchers from around the country who are exploring the relationship between environmental exposures, infectious agents, and immune response.

Session III – Co-Exposures in the Lung will be held on Monday, November 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST. In this session, presenters will discuss their innovative research efforts that focus on interactions between environmental exposures and infectious agents in the lung.


Steven Kleeberger, Ph.D., a principal investigator in the NIEHS Intramural Research Program, will describe his work to understand the mechanisms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection and disease severity and how that relates to exposure to environmental insults.
Fenna Sillé, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and former University of California, Berkeley SRP postdoctoral researcher, will discuss how early-life exposure to arsenic permanently changes the immune system and increases infectious disease risk later in life using Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the lung as a model.
Stephania Cormier, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Center Director of the Louisiana State University SRP Center, will discuss the relationship between environmentally-persistent free radicals (EPFRs) and severity of respiratory viral infections.


Michael Humble, Ph.D,  Program Director in the Genes, Environment and Health Branch, NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training.

We were pleased with the interest that the first two seminars attracted and we look forward to this third and final session next week! If you missed the first two sessions, visit the Risk e-Learning website for more information and links to the archives.

We encourage you to invite your colleagues and we hope you can make it.

Kind regards,

William A. Suk, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Chief, Hazardous Substances Research Branch
Director, Superfund Research Program
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health”

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