Dr. Dana Dolinoy received the 2018 Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) for her work to understand how nutritional and environmental factors influence epigenetic gene regulation, and how early life exposures can lead to disease later in life. Dr. Dolinoy is the National Science Foundation (NSF) International Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and professor of environmental health sciences and nutrition at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
SOT presents the Achievement Award to an individual who, within 15 years since obtaining their highest degree, has made significant contributions to toxicology.
Dr. Dolinoy is the deputy director of the University of Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD) Center. The Center supports her research to understand the role of diet and nutrition in modifying the epigenetic effects of chemical exposures by providing her access to state-of-the art scientific equipment. “The field of environmental epigenetics has advanced at a rapid pace over the past several years, and our research has benefitted from M-LEEaD Facility Cores such as the Omics and Bioinformatics Core (OBIC), as well as collaborative pilot project grant opportunities which have allowed us to incorporate new technologies into our research,” she said.
Dr. Dolinoy is faculty director of the Epigenomics Core at Michigan Medicine. She also serves as a principal investigator in the NIEHS Toxicant Exposures and Responses by Genomic and Epigenomic Regulators of Transcription (TaRGET II) Consortium and the Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR)program.
Dr. Dolinoy holds a PhD in Genetics and Genomics and Integrated Toxicology from Duke University, and MSc in Public Health from Harvard University.