“Adverse Systemic Effects Due to Exposure to Fine and Ultrafine Particulate Matter: Target Beyond the Lung”
Friday, November 6, 2020
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Dr. Andrea De Vizcaya Ruiz
Center for Research and Advanced Studies
Cinvestav, Mexico City
Candidate for COEH Inhalation Toxicology faculty position
Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz is a Research Professor in Toxicology at the Department of Toxicology at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) in Mexico City. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1995, received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Surrey, England in 2000, and conducted postdoctoral studies in Air Pollution Toxicology at Cinvestav.
Dr. De Vizcaya-Ruiz has taught preclinical toxicology and toxicology mechanisms in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. Toxicology Program at Cinvestav for more than 15 years. Also, she designed and taught preclinical inhalation toxicology courses for industry and regulation agencies in Mexico. She has mentored 10 Ph.D. and 21 M.Sc. students and served as the Postgraduate Toxicology Program Academic Coordinator between 2013 and 2018. Dr. De Vizcaya-Ruiz’s research has centred on the experimental effects of particulate matter, using in vitro and in vivo models. Specifically, studying the tissue injury inflammatory and oxidative stress underlying mechanisms. Some of her work extends to nanotoxicology and nano safety. She has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, in addition to 10 book chapters and short reviews on particulate matter toxicology, non-target organs effects in inhalation toxicology and nanomaterials toxicity. Dr. De Vizcaya-Ruiz has been the Principal Investigator in more than 15 projects funded by national and international agencies and has active interdisciplinary collaborations with other research groups in Mexico, the USA, Canada and the Netherlands.
She has participated as an advisor for the Mexican Ministry of Health, the Mexican Ministry of Environment and the Mexico City Government. This participation includes establishing guidelines and indices on air pollution and actively promoting a regulatory initiative for nano safety in Mexico. She currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Particle and Fibre Toxicology. She is an active member of the US Society of Toxicology and the Mexican Society of Toxicology.