Dr. Aleksunes is leading a team awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a new maternal research center at Rutgers that will study the safety of chemicals and ingredients in common products during pregnancy.

Called the Integrated Transporter Elucidation Center (InTEC), the effort will bring together researchers from Rutgers, University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions to research how chemicals and toxins pass through the placenta, and whether they can affect a fetus’ development. Read the Full Article

(Dr. Aleksunes is also the NJ ACTS Workforce Development Co-Lead)