The 2007 Center for Environmental Genetics pilot grant awardees will present updates
on the following research projects:
• “Genetic Susceptibility to PCB-induced Developmental Neurotoxicity,”
Charles Vorhees, PhD, in collaboration with Daniel Nebert, PhD, Michael Williams, PhD
and Christine Curran.
• “Interaction Between COMT Genotype and Nicotine Exposure on
Neurocognition in Young Adults,” Krista Medina, in collaboration with
Judith Strong, PhD, James Eliassen, PhD, and Paula Shear, PhD
• “Immunogenetics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Susceptibility,” Scott Wesselkamper, PhD, in collaboration with Ranjan Deka, PhD,
and Mario Medvedovic, PhD
• “Epigenetic Dysregulation of Airway Epithelial Cell Gene Expression in
the Pathogenesis of Smoking-Induced COPD,” Dennis McGraw, MD, in
collaboration with Shuk-mei Ho, PhD
The CEG is currently accepting applications for the 2009 Pilot Project Grant program. Details can be found at the CEG website, or http://www.eh.uc.edu/ceg/pdf/PPP_RFA_o9.pdf. All PPG applications using human subjects must be approved by the Integrative Health Sciences core, under the direction of Susan Pinney, PhD.