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Department of Environmental Health

Center for Environmental Genetics

Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIEHS award P30 ES006096. Center news here.

One of the United States' 1st environmental health science research programs and the region's only academic center of its kind, the CEG is fast becoming a global leader in the study of gene-environment interactions (GxE). We are also spearheading the translation of ground-breaking research into advances in primary prevention and human health. Our mission: To conduct innovative, multidisciplinary GXE research and translate discoveries to regional and global disease prevention with healthier environments and empowered communities. Toward these ends, CEG investigators, trainees and collaborators are currently studying the role of GXE in endocrine disruption and cancer; immune and allergic diseases; cardiovascular and lipid disorders; and neurological and behavioral disorders.

CEG Cores Integration visualized as of May 2018The CEG's nationally and internationally recognized researchers devote special attention to the early origins of disease; windows of susceptibility (e.g., in utero, puberty); the interplay between genetics and epigenetics; genomics, epigenomics and other -omics (proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, and metallomics); the influence of lifestyle modifiers such as diet or stress on epigenetic reprogramming; and, finally, the data void related to continuous lifelong editing of early developmental programming and the potential for transgenerational effects. More about us here.

Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, head shot The CEG is led by Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health, Associate Dean for Basic Research in the UC College of Medicine, and Director of the Cincinnati Cancer Center. In 2015 Dr. Ho received the University's prestigious Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, based on the respect and admiration of her peers. She is a 2017 recipient of the Drake Medal, the highest honor conferred by the College of Medicine, and a nationally and internationally recognized leader in endocrine disruptor and cancer research. She has been profiled in the Journal of Endocrinology and Cancer, 2014 Aug;21(4):19-24. PMID: 24928923.

Center for Environmental Genetics Core leaders CEG Core leaders pause to celebrate the Center’s $8.1 million renewal award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS P30 ES006096). L-R: Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, FAAP; Co-Director, Community Engagement Core (CEC). Mario Medvedovic, PhD; Director, BioinformaticsCore. Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS; CEC Director. Alvaro Puga, PhD; CEG Associate Director. Susan Pinney, PhD; CEG Deputy Director, and Director, Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core (IHSFC). Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD; Jacob G. Schmidlapp Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health; Director, CEG. Yuet-Kin (Ricky) Leung, PhD; Director, Integrative Technologies Support (ITS) Core. Aimin Chen, MD, PhD, CEG Associate Director; Co-Director, Pilot Projects Program; and Co-Director, IHSFC. Jagjit S. Yadav, PhD; Director, Pilot Projects Program. Not pictured in this photograph: Jarek Meller, PhD; Co-Director, Bioinformatics Core. Daniel Woo, MS, MD; Associate Director of Clinical/Translational Research and Associate Director, Career Development initiatives. Changchun Xie, PhD; Biostatistician, IHSFC.