Center for Precision Environmental Health

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About the Center

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Working at the intersection of genetics, environmental health, and data science, researchers in Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Precision Environmental Health seek to understand these differing effects, evaluating gene-environment interactions. Center researchers work to understand how the environment influences health and disease and uncover new disease control strategies and interventions.

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Center Director

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Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker, director of the Center for Precision Environmental Health, is a world leader in research on how environmental, genetic, and epigenetic factors interact to cause endocrine diseases and cancer

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Research

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Working at the intersection of genetics, environmental health, and data science, researchers seek to understand these differing effects, evaluating gene-environment interactions. 

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Faculty

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CPEH faculty have appointments in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (the #1 NIH-ranked cell biology department in the country), and the Department of Medicine.

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Opportunities

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Precision environmental health lies at the nexus of genetics, environmental health and data science (GxExD) and therefore leverages various disciplines and partnerships leading to a multitude of opportunities for engagement.

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