Rebecca Fry, PhD
Dr. Fry is Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and The Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her lab focuses on understanding how environmental exposures to toxic substances are associated with human disease. With a particular focus on genomic and epigenomic perturbations, her labs use toxicogenomic and systems biology approaches to identify key molecular pathways that associate environmental exposure with diseases. A current focus in the lab is to study prenatal exposure to various environmental contaminants including arsenic, cadmium, and perflourinated chemicals. Dr. Fry aims to understand molecular mechanisms by which such early exposures are associated with long-term health effects in humans. Ultimately, Dr. Fry’s lab aims to identify mechanisms of contaminant-induced disease and the basis for inter-individual disease susceptibility.
Honors and AwardsNAS Committee on Inorganic Arsenic
2012, National Academy of SciencesTeaching Innovation Award
2014, Gillings School of Global Public HealthTeaching Innovation Award
2012, Gillings School of Global Public HealthNewton Underwood Memorial Teaching Award
2011, UNC Department of Environmental Sciences and EngineeringPopTech Science Public Leadership Fellowship
2009, Aspen Cancer ConferencePfizer Scholar in Public Health