Rebecca Fry, Ph.D.Profile
Rebecca Fry is the Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. She is the Director of the UNC Superfund Research Program and founding Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions. Dr. Fry’s lab conducts research to understand how environmental exposures to toxic substances are associated with human disease. A particular area of interest is to study prenatal exposure to various environmental contaminants including arsenic, cadmium, and perflourinated chemicals. By discovering the molecular mechanisms from early exposures and the subsequent long-term health effects in humans, this can reveal the biological pathways of contaminant-induced disease and the basis for inter-individual disease susceptibility.