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Christie Sayes

Assistant Professor

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Phone: (979) 862-2682

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Department: VTPP

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  • Post-doc Toxicology, DuPont Haskell Global Centers 2007
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Rice University 2005
  • B.S. Chemistry, Louisiana State University 2001


  • Executive member of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Toxicology; Member of the Faculty of Material Sciences & Engineering

Scholarly Interests

Nanotoxicology & Nanomedicine; we address several fundamental issues relevant to the development safe and effective nanomaterials in biological and environmental applications. These issues include, but are not limited to, the following parameters: the importance of material characterization, dose-response & time-course, correlation of in vitro findings to in vivo results, mechanistic & synergistic analyses, and defining appropriate endpoints for risk evaluation. Each nanomaterial has its own distinct physicochemical properties and, therefore, its own biological response. Nanotechnology holds the promise to increase our understanding of the synergy between material science and biology.