Determining the Effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Rats

Student Name: 
Sarah Dukes-Schlossberg
UCD Department: 
Center for Health and the Environment
UCD Mentor: 
Dr. Kent Pinkerton

Sarah Dukes-Schlossberg is working at the Center for Health and the Environment at the University of California, Davis. She is working with Kent EPinkerton, Ph.D. of the School of Veterinary Medicine. She is researching the effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on the lungs of rats. Dukes-Schlossberg is comparing the lung tissues of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) with those of control rats, SHR is a model for cardiovascular disease in humans. The results of the study will be used to better understand the effects of ETS on the lungs of humans and to develop better preventative measures and treatments.