Courtney Broaddus

Luoping Zhang PhD

Adjunct Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Director
Genes & Environment Laboratory
Benzene Health Effects Program
University of California
Berkeley , CA 94720
Current Research Interests
• Association of chemical exposures and increased risk of cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer), and other types of chronic disease (diabetes, obesity, neurodegenerative disease) in molecular epidemiological studies
• Mechanisms of chemically induced toxicities, such as bone marrow toxicity, stem cell toxicity, and genotoxicity caused by benzene, formaldehyde, and other toxicants
• Application of omic-based genomic and epigenomic technologies to discover new biomarkers
• Application of innovative new CRISPR and RNAi as a functional genomic screening
• Environmental pollution and health effects in China

Key Publications
• Shen H, McHale CM, Smith MT, Zhang L (2015). Functional Genomic Screening Approaches in Mechanistic Toxicology and Potential Future Applications of CRISPR-Cas9. Mutation Research Reviews. In Press. doi:10.1016/j.mrrev.2015.01.002. [Epub ahead of print on 01-25-2015].
• Lan Q, Smith MT, Tang X, Guo W, Vermeulen R, Ji Z, Hu W, Hubbard AE, Min S, McHale CM, Qiu C, Liu S, Reiss B, Beane Freeman L, Blair A, Ge Y, Xiong J, Li L, Rappaport SM, Huang H, Rothman N, Zhang L (2015). Chromosome-Wide Aneuploidy Study (CWAS) of cultured circulating myeloid progenitor cells from workers occupationally exposed to formaldehyde. Carcinogenesis. 36(1): 160-7. PMID: 25391402.
Zhang L, Samad A, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Scelo G, Smith MT, Feusner J, Wiemels JL, Metayer C (2014). Global characteristics of childhood acute promyelocytic leukemia. Blood Reviews. 29(2): 101-125. PMID: 25445717. PMCID: PMC4379131.
• McHale CM, Smith MT, Zhang L (2014). Application of toxicogenomic profiling to evaluate effects of benzene and formaldehyde: from yeast to human. Annals of the New York Academy of Science. 1310(1):74-83. PMID: 24571325. PMCID: PMC3978411.
• Ye X, Ji Z, Wei C, McHale CM, Ding S, Thomas R, Yang X, Zhang L (2013). Inhaled formaldehyde induces DNA-protein crosslinks and oxidative stress in bone marrow and other distant organs of exposed mice. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. 54:705-718. PMID: 24136419.
Zhang L, Bassig BA, Mora JL, Vermeulen R, Ge Y, Curry JD, Hu W, Shen M, Qiu C, Ji Z, Reiss B, McHale CM, Liu S, Guo W, Purdue MP, Yue F, Li L, Smith MT, Huang H, Tang X, Rothman N, Lan Q (2013). Alterations in serum immunoglobulin levels in workers occupationally exposed to trichloroethylene.Carcinogenesis. 34(4):799-802. PMID: 23276795.
Zhang L, Lan Q, Ji Z, Li G, Shen M, Vermeulen R, Guo W, Hubbard A, McHale CM, Rappaport SM, Hayes RB, Linet B, Yin S, Fraumeni JF, Rothman N, and Smith MT (2012). Leukemia-specific chromosomal loss detected in hematopoietic progenitor cells of benzene-exposed workers. Leukemia.26(12):2494-8. PMID: 22643707.
• McHale CM, Zhang L and Smith MT (2012). Current understanding of the mechanism of benzene-induced leukemia in humans: Implications for risk assessment. Carcinogenesis. 33(2):240-52. PMID: 22166497. PMCID: PMC3271273.
Zhang L, Lan Q, Guo W, Hubbard AE, Li G, Rappaport SM, McHale CM, Shen M, Ji Z, Vermeulen R, Yin S, Rothman N and Smith MT (2011). Chromosome-wide aneuploidy study (CWAS) in workers exposed to an established leukemogen, benzene. Carcinogenesis. 32(4):605-612. PMID: 21216845.
Zhang L, Tang X, Rothman N, Vermeulen R, Ji Z, Shen M, Qiu C, Guo W, Liu S, Reiss B, Freeman LB, Ge Y, Hubbard AE, Hua M, Blair A, Galvan N, Ruan X, Alter BP, Xin KX, Li S, Moore LE, Kim S, Xie Y, Hayes RB, Azuma M, Hauptmann M, Xiong J, Stewart P, Li L, Rappaport SM, Huang H, Fraumeni JF, Jr., Smith MT and Lan Q (2010). Occupational exposure to formaldehyde, hematotoxicity, and leukemia-specific chromosome changes in cultured myeloid progenitor cells.Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 19(1):80-8. PMID: 20056626.
• Tang X, Bai Y, Duong A, Smith MT, Li L and Zhang L (2009). Formaldehyde in China: production, consumption, exposure levels, and health effects.Environment International. 35(8):1210-1224. PMID: 19589601.
Zhang L, Steinmaus C, Eastmond DA, Xin XK and Smith MT (2009). Formaldehyde exposure and leukemia: a new meta-analysis and potential mechanisms. Mutation Research Reviews. 681(2-3):150-168. PMID: 18674636.
• PH 270C: Practical Toxicology