Introducing Toxicological Sciences Deputy Editor Matthew Campen


By George Daston posted 04-29-2021 16:17


The Society’s official journal, Toxicological Sciences, has recently announced its newly appointed Deputy Editor, Matthew Campen, PhD. Dr. Campen is the Regents’ Professor in the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He joins Deputy Editor Kristie Willett to contribute to advancing journal visibility and managing journal content.

Dr. Campen’s research interests center on cardiovascular toxicity, air pollution and inhaled toxicants, and translational research. An SOT member since 2002, he is a member of the Mountain West Regional Chapter and the Collaborative Conferences Committee. He also participates in several SOT Specialty Sections, among them the Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section, the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section, and the Metals Specialty Section. In addition, he is a member of eight SOT Special Interest Groups.

Dr. Campen recently authored a paper in Toxicological Sciences entitled “Early Gestational Exposure to Inhaled Ozone Impairs Maternal Uterine Artery and Cardiac Function.” Of this manuscript, Dr. Campen says: “Circulating factors that travel from a site of injury or toxicity can drive adverse outcomes elsewhere in the body. Our recent paper describes how the placenta may be adversely impacted by inhaled ozone, and the placenta in turn can release factors that may promote maternal cardiovascular disease. Comorbid linkages between diseases of the lung, heart, brain, kidneys, and liver may follow similar mechanisms. Thus, toxicological research into the complex circulating factors—proteins, peptides, exosomes, etc.—in the current era of ’omic approaches is extremely exciting and has broad implications.”

The Society is very pleased to welcome Dr. Campen as ToxSci Deputy Editor. For more information on the ToxSci Edtorial Board, visit the ToxSci website.

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