The Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) would like to
welcome Dr. Martha Susiarjo to URMC.
Dr. Martha Susiarjo applies her background in epigenetics to understanding whether epigenetic regulation of genes
contributes to gene-environment interaction during early development. She joins us as Assistant Professor from
the University of Pennsylvania, where she recently completed her postdoc studying environmental estrogens and
regulation of imprinted genes (genes contributed by only one parent). Dr. Susiarjo employs a mouse model to
understand the mechanism(s) by which environmental exposures -- obesogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals in
particular -- during in utero development can shape the future health outcomes of the offspring. She
hopes to identify mechanisms in order to better inform exposure prevention efforts.
Dr. Susiarjo looks forward to collaborating with center members to utilize her expertise in epigenetics, especially
DNA methylation, in various models of environmental perturbations. She also hopes collaborative efforts can
elucidate how nutritional intervention may provide protective effects on environment-induced developmental outcomes.