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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
School of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health Sciences

PI: Lisa A. Peterson

Environmental Carcinogenesis

These researchers are interested in the chemical mechanism of carcinogenesis induced by environmental chemicals. They are characterizing the products formed when carcinogens and/or their metabolites modify important biomolecules such as DNA and proteins. They are also performing exploratory molecular modeling experiments to understand how DNA repair proteins accommodate DNA adducts at their active sites. These studies will provide preliminary data required to more fully explore structural issues affecting DNA repair by human variant repair proteins in a DNA-sequence-dependent manner.

Group Members

Dawn Errede, Graduate Student
Li Li, Research Associate
Ding Lu, Research Associate
Mathilde Sullivan, Staff
Can Sungur, Staff
Joana Perdigao, Staff
Ania Urban, Graduate Student
Janel Warmka, Research Associate