Vitiello Lab

Graduate Student Mentor

Primary Research Focus

Toxins in our environment cause human disease by causing oxidative stress which may disrupt normal cellular and physiological processes. The mission of the Vitiello laboratory is to determine the molecular influence of environmental toxins, oxidative stress, and antioxidant enzymes on tissue development, homeostasis, and disease pathogenesis.

We are specifically interested in discovering how atmospheric oxygen tension affects perinatal lung growth and lung disease as well as the function of antioxidant enzymes in neurological processes.

By accelerating fundamental research by defining how toxins, oxidative stress and antioxidants influence disease susceptibility and pathogenesis, we hope to improve the human condition by stimulating new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

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