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Toxins in our environment cause human disease by disrupting normal cellular and physiological processes. The mission of the Vitiello laboratory is to determine the molecular influence of environmental toxins on tissue development, homeostasis, and disease pathogenesis. We are specifically interested in discovering how chemicals in the atmosphere affect lung growth. By accelerating fundamental research by defining how toxins influence disease susceptibility and pathogenesis, we hope to improve the human condition by stimulating new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.