The Aluru lab received a ONES (Outstanding New Environmental Scientist) award from NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). This is a 5-year, $2.05M grant for research. The project title is “Role of de novo DNMTs in Toxicant Induced Alterations in DNA Methylation.” The research project will provide new understanding of the role of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) enzymes in the mechanisms of epigenetic changes induced by exposure to environmental chemicals. The studies will use zebrafish as a model system, and the results will be relevant both for human health as well as the health of vertebrate animals (including marine vertebrates) exposed to environmental chemicals.
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