Dr. Terrance Kavanagh, professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, is among the 416 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced in November. He is recognized “for studies of effects of oxidative stress on adverse health effects associated with exposure to air pollution and environmental chemicals.”
[Photo: Dr. Terrance Kavanagh]
Dr. Kavanagh investigates adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution and chemicals to understand the mechanisms by which they cause toxicity and inflammation. He also studies the role of antioxidants and is developing more accurate in vitro models to test chemicals for potential risk to humans.
Dr. Kavanagh directs the UW’s Interdisciplinary Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment and the University’s Nanotoxicology Center and co-directs the Predictive Toxicology Center. He is also an adjunct professor in the departments of medicine and pathology.
Election as a fellow of the AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers, in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications.