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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid-Derived Lipid Mediators: A Link Between Air Pollution and Cardiopulmonary Disease Development?

Seminar speaker, Dr. Yan Lin
Thursday, January 18, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Yan Lin, PhD, Duke University
Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Seminar Series

Polyunsaturated fatty acids undergo enzymatic oxidation and generate diverse lipid mediators that play crucial roles in regulating immune cell behavior, blood clotting, blood vessel permeability, and tissue repair. This seminar will discuss the significance of polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism in relation to the cardiopulmonary effects of air pollution within real-world populations.

Dr. Yan Lin is a postdoctoral associate at Duke Global Health Institute. He received his Ph.D. degree from UCLA in 2019. Dr. Lin's research interests revolve around investigating the health effects of air pollution and climate change. His research was built upon efforts to (1) discover novel exposure biomarkers that are more sensitive and specific to emerging pollution sources (e.g., wildfire), and (2) identify key signaling pathways that mediate the health effects of air pollution and/or climate change. These dual efforts contribute synergistically, ultimately facilitating the identification of environmental etiological factors of cardiopulmonary disease and adverse birth outcomes.

This seminar will be held in Field Auditorium (room 1112), Grainger Hall.
Visit the seminar website for a livestream link to tune in virtually.
Both attendance options (in person and virtual) are free and open to all.