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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Emily Marquez, PhD

Emily Marquez is the staff scientist at Pesticide Action Network (PAN).  She holds a PhD in Biology from Boston University. She began studying reptiles as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, working on effects of sex steroids on sex determination and development in snakes, turtles, and lizards in the laboratory of Professor Tyrone Hayes. Before joining PAN in 2012, she studied the impact of contaminated soil on the expression of genes that play a role in reproduction in turtles for her dissertation in the laboratory of Professor Ian Callard, then briefly did postdoctoral research at UC Davis and UC Berkeley.


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