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Exploring Human-Environment Systems

Our group works at the intersection of biology and chemistry to understand and predict the fate of chemicals in the environment. We build and validate models for legacy and emerging chemicals at multiple scales, from molecules to organisms to global systems. Learn more about our modeling philosophy (we <3 mechanisms!), the chemicals we focus on (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances; brominated flame retardants; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons-- and more!) and our current research projects and interdisciplinary collaborations.


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Latest News from the Ng Lab

May 2019: Summer conference season is in full swing. Dr. Ng and Trevor Sleight both presented Ng Lab work at the 2019 AEESP Conference at Arizona State University. Trevor Sleight gave a talk on his work developing network analysis approaches to understand the degradation of complex PAH mixture.

Megha Bedi received 2nd prize for her talk at BFR2019 in Montreal on May 16th. She presented her latest research on PBDE exposure from internationally traded seafood. Stay tuned for her paper!

Manoochehr  Khazee received an honorable mention for his poster at the Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology Meeting in Pittsburgh presented on May 1st. Stay tuned for his paper on zebrafish gene expression changes following PFOS exposure.

Manoochehr Khazaee's first paper has been nominated as one of the best papers of 2018 by the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. Check out the paper and the collection for lots of great science. Go Manoochehr!

Zhaokai Dong presented a poster on his green infrastructure modeling research at Engineering Sustainability 2019 here in Pittsburgh. Thanks to MCSI for helping to organize a great venue to present his work!

February 2019: We are delighted to announce that Carla Ng has been awarded an NSF CAREER award to continue our group's work on per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS). See our publications for how the group is tackling this important class of hihgly persistent contaminants.