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Name: Denslow, Nancy
Title: Professor
Organization: Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology
Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1975
Office Address: PO Box 110885
Email: ndenslow@ufl.edu
Telephone: 352-294-4642

I work in environmental toxicology. My research involves using molecular biomarkers to evaluate how environmental contaminants may be damaging the health of environmental species and human health. For environmental species, molecular approaches including transcriptomics and proteomics were developed for several fish species, including the fathead minnow and largemouth bass, among others. These species swim in waters that are contaminated by superfund chemicals and emerging contaminants of concern and thus provide a direct measure of effects of the contaminants in vertebrates. In the human health arena, Dr. Denslow has recently served on a Blue Ribbon Panel to assess contaminants found in reused water in Califormia. Southern California and other locations in the US which are suffering from shortages of fresh water and need to reclaim water for a number of different uses, including drinking water.

Keywords: waste water evaluation; Bioanalytical assays; toxicogenomics; aquatic toxicology; environmental species; endocrine disruption; contaminants of emerging concern; drinking water; pesticides