Dr. Sabo-Attwood’s primary research investigates how environmental contaminants impact organisms at the cellular and molecular levels. She is specifically interested in chemicals that can disrupt endocrine systems (components of plastics, surfactants, pharmaceuticals), and nanomaterials, emerging contaminants with widespread use in consumer and industrial products. Her focus centers on both the pulmonary system in mammals and reproduction in fish models to address airborne and aquatic exposures, respectively. The interaction of select compounds and pathogens is a second line of research. The long term goals of this research affords societal benefits such as limiting exposure scenarios and enhancing development of effective therapeutic regimes for related disease/illness.