Igor N. Zelko, Ph.D.

Mechanistic and Translational Toxicology (MTT) Research Interest Group Member


Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
Dr. Zelko’s research focuses on the systemic effects of inhaled pollutants as well as the local pulmonary inflammatory processes that generate and release large quantities of free radicals. How these free radicals cause pulmonary and cardiovascular injury predisposing affected individuals to chronic and acute diseases is the main theme of Dr. Zelko’s research.

Research Keywords: volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pulmonary toxicity, heart failure, benzene, oxidative stress

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