Epigenetics in the Anthropocene: interview with Oskar Karlsson

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Epigenomics. 2022 Feb 23. doi:10.2217/epi-2022-0044. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

In this interview, Oskar Karlsson talks to Storm Johnson, editor of Epigenomics, on his work to date in the field of toxicological origins of disease and gene-environment interactions. Oskar Karlsson, is Associate Professor at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), Department of Environmental Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden. Dr. Karlsson earned a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the Department of Pharmaceutical Bioscience at Uppsala University and has also worked at the Center for Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, as well as Harvard University School of Public Health. His research combines experimental model systems, computational and omics tools, and epidemiological studies to investigate the influence of environmental exposures on wildlife and human health, and the underlying molecular mechanisms. In particular, his research focuses on the developmental origins of health and disease, with a focus on environmental exposures and epigenetic mechanisms. Projects address the effects of exposures such as endocrine disruptors, flame retardants, pesticides, metals and particulate air pollution, as well as drugs, psychosocial stressors and ethnic disparities. Ongoing efforts include studies of paternal epigenetic inheritance as part of the ERC funded project PATER.

PMID:35195020 | DOI:10.2217/epi-2022-0044

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