Effect of DEHP on gonadal development

The main goal of my study is to determine the effects of environmental chemicals on gonadal and brain development in male mice. The mice will be prenatally exposed to phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), and the impact will be assessed at prenatal stages of development and at adult ages. In addition, I will determine whether the potential impact of the exposure is transmitted to next generations via epigenetic passages. This study will eventually help developing a preventive measure to protect children from maternal exposure to environmental toxicants.