Kenneth Olden

Kenneth Olden Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, Research Triangle Park, N.C. "THE SCIENTIST is an excellent way to keep up with what's going on in science, with balanced coverage of programs, developments, and what the movers and shakers are thinking." The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is dedicated to discovering how environmental agents disrupt biological processes and using this knowledge to prevent disease.

The Scientist Staff
Nov 26, 1995

Kenneth Olden
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

"THE SCIENTIST is an excellent way to keep up with what's going on in science, with balanced coverage of programs, developments, and what the movers and shakers are thinking."

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is dedicated to discovering how environmental agents disrupt biological processes and using this knowledge to prevent disease. With Kenneth Olden as director, NIEHS has attracted national and international attention for research contributions on health issues including cancer and birth defects, as well as Alzheimer's disease and asthma.

An expert in tumor biology, Olden was the first to demonstrate that organ-specific metastasis of malignant cells can be prevented by blocking the interaction between fibronectin and the integrin receptor. As a result of his accomplishments, Olden has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of...

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