EECE SEMINAR - Tony Wexler

Nov 8, 2019
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Brauer Hall, room 12

Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (CASE) Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Tony Wexler, Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Davis

Air Pollution Toxicology: My Struggle for Realistic Exposures

The link between air pollution exposure and its health effects is uncovered by epidemiologists and toxicologists working in concert. Epidemiologists investigate statistical associations between air pollution exposure and morbidity and mortality. Toxicologists investigate the pathology underlying these diseases, typically in animal models exposed to models of actual air pollution. Over the last couple of decades, we have taken a number of complementary approaches striving for realistic exposures in concert with toxicologists at UC Davis. In this talk, I will review some of these approaches, their strengths and weaknesses, and what we have learned about the toxicology of air pollution and its sources.