Noa Gang a PhD candidate in Biology, is examining the impact of man-made environmental toxins on beta cells in the pancreas. Gang works in a Diabetes and toxicology lab where the impact of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) on human health are studied.
“These chemicals are being phased out, however due to their resistance to degradation, POPs can be found all over the globe, and in most individuals,” explained Gang. “I study the most toxic of these chemicals: TCDD (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin). My research examines the impact of TCDD on the pancreatic beta cell at a biomolecular scale.”