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Genomics and Epigenetics
1301 S. 46th Street
Building 112, RFS
Richmond, CA 94804
733 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
- Dr. Nina T. Holland is a Faculty at the Environmental Health Science Division of the School of Public Health (SPH) and a Director of the SPH Biorepository and the Children's Environmental Health Laboratory.
- Her background is in genetics, and she has extensive experience in molecular epidemiology, epigenetics, human cytogenetics, reproductive toxicology and biobanking.
- Dr. Holland's main scientific interest is in biomarkers of children's environmental health, functional genomics and molecular mechanisms of obesity.
Dr. Holland is a principal investigator on a study of functional genomics of pesticide sensitivity in farmworker Latino mothers and their children, and directs the Epigenetics and Biorepository projects as part of the CHAMACOS center grant. She has also been involved in other projects of the Center for Environmental Research in Children’s Health (CERCH) for more than ten years.
In addition, Dr. Holland collaborates on biomarkers of air pollution (ozone, biofuels and ETS) with colleagues from UC Berkeley, University of California, San Francisco, Stanford University and University of Georgia. She is involved in a longitudinal study of effects of vitamin supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress, telomeres and other parameters associated with obesity and risk of cardiovascular diseases (in collaboration with UC Berkeley, UCSF, UC Davis and CDC). Dr. Holland represents UC Berkeley in the Pediatric IBD Consortium (UCSF, Children's Hospital, Oakland and seven other major clinical centers and universities) that studies mechanisms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children. She has published more than 100 papers and book chapters.
At UC Berkeley Dr. Holland teaches the graduate course Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology and has contributed to several other courses at UCB and UCSF. She has also taught and provided research assistance at the University of Hawaii and the National Universities of Australia, Mexico, Thailand and India. Since 1997 she has been a member of the International Committee on the Micronucleus Assay in Human Populations (HUMN). Dr. Holland serves on the UC Berkeley Human Subjects Committee and the Regents' and Chancellor's Fellowship Committee.