Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry

How long does it take for chemicals to move around the globe in the atmosphere? What do you use to measure trace amounts of chemicals in the air?  Explore the answers

Flow Cytometry

How do chemicals affect our immune system?  How do you measure immune system damage? 
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What is a gene expression? How does a water pollutant affect gene expression in fish? How do you measure changes in gene expression?
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About this Site

Unsolved Mysteries is for students, teachers and anyone else interested in environmental health sciences.

This website provides non-technical explanations of complex research methods and instruments used at the Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) at Oregon State University.

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What is EHSC?

The Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) is historically and nationally recognized for the development of innovative approaches to investigating underlying mechanisms of toxicity, improving human health, and preventing environmentally related diseases.

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Meet the Scientists

Dr. Staci Simonich

Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry

Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet

Flow Cytometry

Dr. Robyn Tanguay

Developmental Toxicology Lab