Lauren M Petrick, PhD
Lauren Petrick, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, and Head of Untargeted Metabolomics at the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Petrick is an analytical chemist with advanced training in metabolomics/exposomics and her research interests are in developing exposomics methodologies for environmental health research using high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) and advanced biostatistics/bioinformatics techniques. In addition to performing routine urine, plasma, and serum analysis, her current work focuses on the development of untargeted methods for matrices such as archived neonatal dried blood spots that allow us to “go back in time” to directly measure early life exposures. Working with prospective samples, her work can establish whether metabolomic/ exposomic signatures exist around the time of birth that predict later life disease- including childhood and adult cancers. These assays capture both metabolites and exogenous chemicals that represent the human metabolome and internal exposome, thus allowing for “pre-diagnosis” of disease, targeted prevention measures, targeted health monitoring, and early interventions.
Learn more about Dr. Petrick's Lab: www.petrickexposomelab.com