Wildfire events have become more severe over the past 30 years, with smoke emissions potentially impacting the health of most of the country. Preclinical research has helped understand how inhaled toxicants from biomass combustion lead to indirect toxicity to the blood brain barrier, and further how such toxicity cascades into the brain creating persistent neuroinflammation. This talk will review those mechanistic studies and further detail neurological implications of such exposures.
About the speaker
Matthew Campen, PhD is the Director of the New Mexico Center for Metals in Biology and Regents’ Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Campen’s research is largely focused on the area of the cardiovascular health effects of inhaled pollutants. More info
This lecture is brought to you by the CUNY SPH Department of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences and the NYC Pandemic Response Institute.