Jodi Flaws

Professor, Comparative Biosciences

Research Program: Cancer Discovery Platforms Bridging the Engineering-Biology Continuum
Strategic Theme: Pathways & Mechanisms

Jodi Flaws and her lab are interested in chemicals, such as pesticides and plasticizers, that affect female reproductive development and function and chemical exposures associated with adverse female menopausal outcomes. She has many years of experience studying the effects of genetic and chemical manipulations on the developing and adult ovary and the entire female reproductive system.

Flaws is a professor in Comparative Biosciences, the Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program, and the Co-Director of the Summer Undergraduate Research in Toxicology (SureTOX) Program. Before moving to the University of Illinois in 2006, she served as the Division of Gender-Based Epidemiology Director at the University of Maryland Medical School. Since moving to the University of Illinois, she has been serving as the Associate Director for NIH and EPA-funded Children’s Center and the Associate Director for NIEHS-funded Environmental Toxicology Training Program.