The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology Mission
Our mission is to research, educate, illustrate and communicate data and knowledge about the impacts of chemicals in the environment on health and how the health of humans, animals and the ecosystem are interconnected as one health.
This mission is accomplished through the pursuit of the following general objectives:
- Conduct innovative and multidisciplinary research in toxicology to further our understanding of disease in humans and wildlife.
- Discover the mechanisms used by metals to turn normal cells into tumor cells, particularly as they relate to genomic instability and DNA repair.
- Study health from a ‘One’ environmental health perspective.
- Improve our understanding of how chemicals cause cancer and how there effects may be reduced, prevented or treated.
- Determine how environmental contaminant exposure may affect the recovery of critically endangered species including marine mammals, sea turtles and birds.
- Investigate how altered gravity and space travel might impact health, particularly as they relate to genomic instability and DNA repair.
- Engage others in our work by teaching, presenting and discussing our findings in various settings, media and groups.