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Gabriele SabbioniGabriele Sabbioni, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: 504-988-2771
Address: 1440 Canal St., Ste. 2100, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699

Biographical Narrative
After studying chemistry (Master's, PhD) in Berne, Switzerland, Professor Sabbioni performed his first postdoctoral work in the field of bioorganic chemistry at the University of Toronto (1982). He worked in toxicology at the Division of Toxicology of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984. In 1986, he had the opportunity to teach as a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry of the Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. One year later, he started work as an independent researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Wurzburg (Germany). At the end of 1992, he obtained his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) from the University of Wurzburg. The title of his postdoctoral thesis (Habilitationsschrift) was "Biomonitoring of aromatic amines and aflatoxins." In 1996, he obtained a position as a non-tenure-track associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Munich. During the last 22 years, his research has focused on the development of methods (protein and DNA adducts) for biomonitoring of people exposed to carcinogens. He has also been teaching courses in toxicology and pharmacology and supervising undergraduate and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Selected Publications
Sabbioni G, Sepai O, Hirvonen A, Norppa H, Jarventaus H, Yan H, Brooks LR, Warren SH, DeMarini DM, Liu YY. Comparison of biomarkers in workers exposed to 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene. Biomarkers, 12:21-37, 2007.

Beyerbach A, Rothman N, Bhatnagar VK, Kashyap R, Sabbioni G. Hemoglobin adducts in workers exposed to benzidine and azo dyes. Carcinogenesis, 27:1600, 2006.

Sabbioni G, Jones CR, Sepai O, Hirvonen A, Norppa H, Jarventaus H, Glatt HR, Pomplun D, Yan H, Brooks LR, Warren SH, DeMarini DM, Liu YY. Biomarkers of exposure, effect and susceptibility in workers exposed to nitrotoluenes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers & Prev, 15:559, 2006.

Jones CR, Liu YY, Sepai O, Yan H, Sabbioni G. Internal exposure, health effects and cancer risk of humans exposed to chloronitrobenzene. Environ Science & Technol, 40:387, 2006.

Sabbioni G, Liu YY, Yan H, Sepai O. Hemoglobin adducts, urinary metabolites, and health effects in 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene exposed workers. Carcinogenesis, 26: 1272, 2005.

Jones CR, Liu YY, Sepai O, Yan H, Sabbioni G. Hemoglobin adducts in workers exposed to nitrotoluenes. Carcinogenesis, 26: 133, 2005.

Jones CR, Beyerbach A, Seffner W, Sabbioni G. Hemoglobin and DNA adducts in rats exposed to 2-nitrotoluene. Carcinogenesis, 24: 779, 2003.

Sabbioni G, Jones CR. Biomonitoring of arylamines and nitroarenes. Biomarkers, 7: 347, 2002.

Bolognesi C, Baur X, Marzcynski B, Norppa H, Sepai O, Sabbioni G. Carcinogenic risk of toluene diisocyanate and 4, 4'-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate: epidemiological and experimental evidence. Crit Rev Toxicol, 31: 737, 2001.

Sabbioni G, Sepai O. Determination of human exposure to mycotoxins. In: Sinha KK, Bhatnagar D (eds) Mycotoxins in Agriculture and Food Safety. Marcel Dekker, New York, pp. 183-226.


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