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Research in the Sutton Lab focuses on oral¬†absorption. Whether the project is how well a medicine is absorbed from a tablet or how environmental contaminants become absorbed, the process of absorption and their impacts on the absorptive cell’s health is important. For example, a substance might be a nanoparticle, a toxin or a drug. The absorptive impact to the cells may be inflammation, apoptosis or health. We examine these processes in the lab using cell culture, GCMSMS, LCMS and genomics. Here are some recent projects:

  • Determine the gene-effects of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) on Caco-2 and HT-29 MTX cell cultures.
  • Determine the gene-effects of nano-sized fragments of ocean-sourced plastic on Caco-2 and HT-29 MTX cell cultures.
  • Determine the gene-effects of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) associated with nano-sized fragments of ocean-sourced plastic on Caco-2 and HT-29 MTX cell cultures.