Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network ~ Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Webinar
Thursday, October 31, 2013
“Transgenerational Inheritance of Prenatal Obesogen Exposure”
BRUCE BLUMBERG, PHD.
Departments of Developmentaland Cell Biology,Pharmaceutical Sciencesand Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Irvine
3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard
A growing body of science is demonstrating that lifestyle factors are not the only contributors to the obesity problem in the U.S. This webinar will discuss the links between exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals and the development of obesity. Dr. Blumberg will explain his obesogen hypothesis, which holds that exposure to chemical obesogens can reprogram metabolism to favor the storage of excess fat, despite normal diet and exercise. In addition, his research has recently shown that prenatal exposure to such obesogens can have permanent effects on the exposed individuals, their children and grandchildren.Bruce Blumberg is Professor in the Departments of Developmental and Cell Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, CA. His current research focuses on the role of nuclear hormone receptors in development, physiology and disease. Dr. Blumberg was appointed as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.