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James Chipman’s research activity relates to mechanistic cellular and genetic toxicology, toxicogenomics and nanotoxicology in relation to both human health and the health of organisms in the aquatic environment.
Prof Chipman supervisors PhDs relating to:
1. Mechanisms of Liver Carcinogenesis
Chemical contributions to carcinogenesis through genotoxic and non-genotoxic interactions. In particular, emphasis is given to the disruption of connexin-mediated gap junctional intercellular communication and CpG island methylation.
2. Environmental Toxicology
This includes environmental biomonitoring looking at the molecular mechanisms of toxicity of environmentally relevant pollutants. Environmental toxicoepigenomics looks at the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the regulation of responses to environmental pollutants and in the development of diseases as well as the mechanisms of nanoparticle toxicity in a range of biological systems.