Biography & Research:
Dr. Amie Lund is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Associate Director of the Advanced Environmental Research Institute at the University of North Texas. Dr. Lund's research program focuses on investigating the detrimental outcomes of air pollution exposure on the blood-brain barrier, as well as exposure-related signaling mechanisms in the CNS that promote pathophysiological outcomes such as neuroinflammation or amyloid-beta production/deposition. More recent research projects also include understanding mechanisms involved in air pollution-mediated alterations in the gut microbiome and subsequent signaling to the CNS. Dr. Lund has served on multiple national and international Study Section panels, including NIH, AHA, and EPA. She is currently an Associate Editor for Pharmacological Research journal and has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, and book chapters in air pollution toxicology.