Brown University School of Engineering

Weekend Forum: Harm or Heal? Toxicity in the Modern World

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Smith-Buonanno Hall, 106

Jeffrey Morgan, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Science; Graduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program; Professor of Engineering
Kim Boekelheide, M.D., Professor of Medical Science; Director of Superfund Research
We live in a world of over 80,000 synthetic chemicals. How do we know which are safe and which are toxic? Traditional toxicity testing uses animals, but this can be expensive, slow, ethically challenging and fraught with difficulty. Join us to hear about Brown’s efforts to develop alternatives to animal testing that will shed light on how chemicals affect humans.