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Visions & Expressions Lecture with Rebecca Klapper, PhD
October 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
“Building a toolbox to understand the exposures and impacts of emerging contaminants in the environment” with Rebecca Klapper, PhD, Associate Dean of UWM’s School of Freshwater Science.
As a human population we use and are exposed to hundreds of chemicals each day, many of which are ultimately emitted into aquatic and terrestrial systems where other organisms are in turn exposed to these same chemicals. Assessing the impact of these chemicals in the environment has been a complex problem. This presentation will discuss the innovations being made, through for example genomic technologies and in vitro screening, that advance our understanding of the interaction of emerging contaminants and organisms across phyla. Linking these technologies to environmental studies further builds the toolbox that can be used to better determine the safety of new chemicals and their environmental impact across organisms and ecosystems.
This event is part of the Fall 2022 UWM at Waukesha Lecture and Fine Arts Series.