Cardiovascular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Toxicology, Translational Medicine

Institution: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory

Email: Farraj.aimen@Epa.gov

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Air pollution exposure is associated with increased hospital visits and mortality, and is a major area of research for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The primary research interest of my laboratory is the examination of the effects and mechanisms of air pollutants in the environment on normal cardiopulmonary function (cardiac toxicology), particularly in models of cardiovascular disease, using state-of-the-art targeted and high throughput methods. Research findings are often used to inform environmental public health and contribute to the refinement of the US EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards for specific air pollutants set to limit their health impact.