Christopher Kassotis, Ph.D., has joined the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology as an assistant professor.
Dr. Kassotis’s research focuses on identifying and characterizing endocrine disrupting chemicals and mixtures, and their potential impacts on human and animal health, with a particular focus on metabolic health.
He is now evaluating common ethoxylated surfactants (used in many household detergents and hard surface cleaners) for their potential metabolic health impacts; diverse environmental mixtures (household dust, silicone wristbands, unconventional oil and gas/fracking fluids and wastewater) for their potential role in disrupting health, and working to better understand complex environmental mixtures through mechanistic, analytical, computational and statistical approaches.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Keene State College in 2008 and his doctoral degree in Biology (Endocrinology) from the University of Missouri in 2015. He conducted postdoctoral work in Environmental Toxicology at Duke University from 2015 to 2020.
An elected councilor to the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, Dr. Kassotis served as an ad hoc member of the Harvard Environmental Health Pilot Program Grant Review, and is a topic editor for a special “Toxics” edition of the journal Chemical Mixtures and the journal Toxics.
He is the principal investigator for a number of National Institutes of Health-funded studies, and is widely published.