Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Mai Huynh



I'm interested in genomically describing cytochrome C in more detail than what has previously described in the literature and discerning what part of the genome specifically alters the enzymatic activity of the heme/copper complex. Because cytochrome C plays such an important role in respiration and intrinsic apoptotic pathways, I would like to explore how environmental respiratory toxicants or environmental factors such as radon pollution can affect COX function and the cell's ability to carry out normal metabolic functions.