Listen: Chemist Bryant Nelson on NanoGenotoxicology

In Spring 2016, chemist Bryant Nelson visited Swarthmore to deliver a Sigma Xi lecture. 

A bioanalytical chemist, Nelson is currently the nanogenotoxicology project leader in the DNA Science Group. His current research interests include investigating and characterizing the biological mechanisms of oxidatively induced DNA damage and its repair as they relate to the incidence and progression of age-related diseases such as cancer and metabolic syndrome. He is currently developing novel measurement platforms and mass spectrometry-based approaches for evaluating the impact of engineered nanomaterials on the induction of oxidative damage to DNA.

Sigma Xi is a national organization devoted to promoting scientific research. It has chapters at numerous college and university campuses, including Swarthmore College. Disciplines that are covered by Sigma Xi society are mathematics, statistics, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and certain subfields of psychology and linguistics.