Christopher Kassotis

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor
hd3511@wayne.edu

Office Address

2111 Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio)
6135 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Biography

Our lab is focused on identifying and characterizing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and mixtures, as well as their potential impacts on human/animal health - with a particular focus on metabolic health (e.g. obesity, etc.). My research uses a mixture of cell culture assays, zebrafish, and sometimes mouse models to identify and characterize molecular mechanisms underlying potential impacts on human and animal health. To that end, my research is currently evaluating common ethoxylated surfactants (used in a lot of household detergents and hard surface cleaners) for their potential metabolic health impacts; diverse environmental mixtures (household dust, silicone wristbands, unconventional oil and gas/fracking fluids and wastewater, etc.) for their potential role in disrupting health; and working to better understand complex environmental mixtures through mechanistic, analytical, computational, and statistical approaches.

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Education

B.S, Biology, Keene State College, 2008
PhD., Biology (Endocrinology), University of Missouri, 2015
Postdoc, Environmental Toxicology, Duke University, 2015-2020

Publications

Pubmed publications

Faculty Status

Joint, Toxicology

Research Description

Our lab is focused on understanding endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and mixtures, and their potential impacts on human/animal health - with a particular focus on metabolic health (e.g. obesity, etc.). We use a mixture of mechanistic cell culture assays, coupled with zebrafish and mouse models, to characterize molecular mechanisms underpinning potential impacts of EDCs on human and animal health. We have a broad range of projects in our lab spanning unconventional oil and gas (fracking), novel classes of environmental contaminants, volatile pollutants, basic adipocyte biology, artificial turf, and more.

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