The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology

We study how metals and nanoparticles damage DNA and cause cancer. Pictured on the left is a normal cell and on the right is a chromium-treated cell looking disorganized with four centrosomes.
Centrosome
We study how pollutants affect marine animals and amphibians. Pictured is a Wise Lab student about to collect samples from sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico.
Student on The Whale Boom
We study the effects of higher altitudes. Picture here is the Wise Lab student scientific balloon during launch.
Photo Courtesy of James Wise
We study space toxicology. Pictured here are Wise Lab students flying experiments with NASA in zero gravity.
Photo Courtesy of NASA/JSC
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The Laboratory uses novel cell culture models and state-of-the-art molecular and toxicological techniques to investigate the effects of metals and particulates on humans and marine animals.

News & Events

The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology has received a 5-year, $1,628,180 Research Project Grant (R01) from that National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The Wise Laboratory is pleases to announce its manuscript entitled "Global Mercury and Selenium Concentrations in Skin from Free-Ranging Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) has been accepted for publication in the journal: Science of the Total Environment.
The Wise Laboratory is pleases to announce two manuscripts have been accepted for publication.