Kent Pinkerton

E-cigarette & vaping research

The Pinkerton Laboratory breathes fresh air into vaping research at UC Davis  UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Co-director Kent Pinkerton is leading new research to investigate how electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor affects respiratory health. Graduate students Morgan Poindexter and Navid Singhrao explain what the Pinkerton Lab is up to.

By Morgan Poindexter and Navid Singhrao

Kent Pinkerton: Parlaying tiny particles into big ideas

Kent Pinkerton, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology in the School of Veterinary Medicine. An expert on air pollution, Dr. Pinkerton researches how vapors, gases, particles and fibers change the way respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological cells develop and function.

The cores

Like other centers sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the research we do at the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) can be broken up into three key areas or "cores." Contact any one of the co-directors below for more information.

2017 Pilot Projects awards

Below is a summary of the pilot projects the Environmental Health Sciences Center awarded in 2017. If you'd like more information about a particular project, contact the principal investigator for details.