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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 | noon – 1 p.m.

EnviroThursday - “Bodies on Fire: The Life Changing Effects of Toxins, Inflammation and Injustice”

Speaker: Devavani Chatterjea, Professor of Biology, Macalester College

In this Biology/Environmental Studies joint seminar, Prof. Chatterjea will give an overview of her research conducted collaboratively with students at Macalester, her trajectory from cellular/molecular biomedicine to environmental health, and share her path to her current role in the federal government.

Devavani Chatterjea is a scientist, educator, and policymaker.  She studies inflammation – the body’s knife-edge between the processes of healing and chronic disease – as a map and metaphor for individual, population, and planetary health.  For the past two decades, her work has spanned the biotechnology industry, higher education, and government where she currently serves in the Biden-Harris Administration on the Council for Environmental Quality.

Refreshments provided.

Contact: Ann Esson, [email protected]

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsors: Biology, Environmental Studies

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


Olin-Rice Science Center - 250

166 Macalester St.

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