December Webinar: Prof. Susan Schantz to present Novel Methods to Assess the Impact of Prenatal Chemical Exposures on Infant Cognition – Recording Now Available

Date: Monday, December 14, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm EST (2:00 – 3:00 PM AST)
Webinar Title: “Novel Methods to Assess the Impact of Prenatal Chemical Exposures on Infant Cognition”
Presenter: Susan L. Schantz, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

On Monday, December 14th, PROTECT hosted its second installment in our webinar series, Collaboration for Innovation, during which our guest speaker, Prof. Susan Schantz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented, “Novel Methods to Assess the Impact of Prenatal Chemical Exposures on Infant Cognition.”

To view a recording of this presentation, please visit the WebEx link here:

Biography

Prof. Susan L. Schantz

Dr. Susan Schantz is a Professor of Environmental Toxicology at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She has chaired the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program at Illinois since 1996, and she directs both an Environmental Toxicology Training Grant funded by NIEHS and a Children’s Environmental Health Research Center funded jointly by NIEHS and the USEPA. She is the associate director of a Botanical Research Center funded by NCCAM, ODS and NCI

Her research focuses on understanding the neurodevelopmental effects of several widespread environmental contaminants including PCBs, PBDEs, phthalates and bisphenol A. Her approach includes epidemiological studies of exposed human populations as well as mechanistic laboratory studies in animal models. She also conducts research investigating the impact of estrogens including soy isoflavones and other botanical estrogens on cognitive function during aging.