Environmental Health Scicnces School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley University of California, Berkeley
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EHS: assessing exposure and health impacts; protecting the community and workplace.
Martyn T. Smith
Ph. D. St. Bartholomew's Hospital College (London), 1980
Martyn T. Smith  
Genes and Environment Laboratory
Superfund Research Program
(510) 642-8770

(510) 642-0427
Mailing Address:
50 University Hall #7356,
Berkeley, CA 94720-7356

PH 170B Toxicology (F) [description]
PH 270B Toxicology I (F) [description]
NUSCTX 11 Introduction to Toxicology (F) [description]

Ongoing research projects include:
  • Biomarkers of Carcinogenesis
  • Diet as a Risk Factor for Cancer
  • Biomarkers of Benzene Exposure and Genotoxicity
  • Childhood Leukemia and Environmental Exposures
  • Molecular Epidemiology of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Studies of Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens
Research in the Molecular Epidemiology and Toxicology laboratory aims to find the causes of blood cancers (leukemia & lymphoma) in adults and children and to develop new therapies for their treatment. To achieve this goal we are developing biomarkers that will allow identification of persons at risk of leukemia and lymphoma and are examining the effects of chemicals linked with these diseases, such as benzene, formaldehyde and chlorinated solvents, in molecular epidemiology studies of exposed human populations. Studies on the basic biology of these diseases in cell culture aim to understand the role of stem cells, chromosome changes, epigenetic changes, and immunological dysfunction in the development of these diseases and elucidate targets for potential therapy.