J. Christopher States, Ph.D.

Center Director


Distinguished University Scholar
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Vice Chair for Research
Associate Dean for Research
Director, Center for Integrative Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. States research interest are concentrated on arsenic toxicology, with a current focus on dysregulation of RNA metabolism in arsenic-induced skin cancer. Previously investigated DNA damage and mutagenesis by metabolically activated chemical carcinogens, and characterized molecular genetics of nucleotide excision repair in humans.

Research Keywords: arsenic toxicology, arsenic-induced skin carcinogenesis, dysregulation of RNA metabolism, DNA repair, chromosomal instability, miRNA

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