Silvia Balbo, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty, MS and PhD Programs in Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT)
Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)
PhD, Medical Chemistry/Genetic Toxicology, University of Torino
MS, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Torino
Post-Doctorate, Molecular Cancer Epidemiology, International Agency for Cancer Research, Lyon, France
Post-Doctorate, Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention, University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center
I study the interaction of DNA and chemicals to investigate how lifestyle and environment exposures cause disease. My work focuses on the development of mass spectrometry-based methods for the identification and quantification of DNA addition products (called adducts) in animals and humans.
Environment & exposures, food & nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, DNA damage, mass spectrometry, exposome, cancer, analytical chemistry, metabolism.
Awards and Recognition
- Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society
- 2007 ECNIS - European Network of Excellence on Cancer and Nutrition travel award
- 2015 Pi Chapter of the Delta Omega honorary Public Health Society
- 2016 ISSNAF Hogan Lovells Award for research in Medicine, Biosciences and cognitive science Italian Embassy, Washington D.C. October 18, 2016
- 2019 American Chemical Society, Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator award.
- 2020 CGHSR (Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility) Faculty Mentor Award
- American Association for Cancer Research
- American Chemical Society
- American Society for Mass Spectrometry