My research focuses on the potential health effects of environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos fibers,metallic nanoparticles, and carbon nanomaterials. My laboratory has developed a murine model of asbestos induced malignant mesothelioma that reproduces the morphologic and molecular characteristics of the human disease. I also collaborate with Dr. Robert Hurt in the School of Engineering to identify the physical and chemical parameters of engineered nanomaterials relevant for toxicity.
Agnes B. Kane, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Deartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University where she has pursued research on fiber toxicology and nanotoxicology with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US EPA, and NSF. She is board-certified in anatomic pathology and has studied murine models of asbestos-induced disease. She has served as scientific advisor and invited participant in workshops on fiber toxicology and nanotechnology for NIOSH, US EPA, NAS, IOM, NTP, and ILO. She has participated in three IARC Working Groups on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. She is the Director of the Traininig Program in Environmental Pathology at Brown University, now in its 20th year of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
AGNES KANE, B.A., Swarthmore College, M.D., Ph.D. Temple University School of Medicine
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