Arsenic exposure: Exploring the intersection of environmental health and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2
A professional development webinar for STEM teachers
April 22, 2021
7:00-8:30PM EST via Zoom
To register for this webinar click here.
This interactive professional development session will feature cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research taking place at UNC-Chapel Hill to examine the interaction between exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs) in drinking water and infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which results in COVID-19 disease. Scientists from the UNC Superfund Research Program will describe their research to characterize arsenic exposure in NC and to investigate the interaction between environmental arsenic exposure and SARS-CoV-2 infection, which includes the use of novel laboratory models developed at UNC such as a humanized mouse model that metabolizes arsenic like humans.
Participating UNC-Chapel Hill researchers:
Rebecca Fry, PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, Department of Genetics
The science presented during this session has been captured in a new digital interactive notebook developed in collaboration with grades 9-12 teachers and UNC researchers. This instructional tool is relevant to a range of STEM disciplines: biology, biomedical science, chemistry and earth & environmental science; webinar participants will have the opportunity to pilot the digital interactive notebook with students this spring.
For more information, contact Dana Haine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dana Brown Haine, MS (she, her, hers)
Superfund Research Program
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill