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Cliona McHale

Cliona is a  researcher in the Genes and Environment Laboratory (GEL) for over 15 years. Her current research focuses on the application of toxicogenomics to understand how environmental and occupational exposures, including benzene, formaldehyde, and arsenic, cause disease, and to identify associated biomarkers and biological pathways. She is involved in collaborations with colleagues at GEL, the National Cancer Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency that explore the application of blood gene expression profiles from populations exposed to low levels of benzene, in risk assessment.