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Demetri Spyropoulos

Medical University of South Carolina

Address: Children's Research Institute, CRI 208, 173 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843.792.1625
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Ph.D., 1989, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • impacts of environmental "obesogens" on invertebrate, marine mammal, and human health

Current and planned research projects

  • the lasting epigenetic impacts of obesogen chemical exposure during development, particularly the fetal origins of adult metabolic and obesity disorders
  • identifying, validating, and characterizing obesogens that can drive obesity, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome in vertebrates and growth, patterning and reproductive disorders (such as imposex) in invertebrates
  • sentinel animal models to predict health trajectories
  • we hope to provide methods to test novel dispersants, food addivtites, etc. to investigate sublethal long-term influences on health trajectories

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