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Faculty and Staff

Nutritional and Metabolic Biology Doctoral Training Faculty

Mary V. Gamble, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences


Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences
60 Haven Ave., B-1
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 212-305-7949
Fax: 212-305-3857


PhD - Columbia University, 1999
MS - Columbia University, Institute of Human Nutrition, 1993
BS - Long Island University, C.W. Post, 1988

Research Summary

Dr. Mary Gamble's research focuses on nutritional biochemistry at both basic and applied levels. Her earlier work on retinoid metabolism included studies on proteins involved in retinoid transport and in the generation of transcriptionally active retinoic acid metabolites. Dr. Gamble's international research began with studies on vitamin A deficiency in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and in Brazil. Presently, she focuses primarily on nutrient/environment interactions, with her latest project determining nutritional influences on arsenic toxicity.

Publications -

Gamble MV, Liu X, Slavkovich V, Pilsner JR, Ilievski V, Factor-Litvak P, Levy D, Alam S, Islam M, Parvez F, Ahsan H, and Graziano JH "Folic acid supplementation lowers blood arsenic" American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86 1202-1209 2007.

Pilsner JR, Liu X, Ahsan H, Ilievski V, Slavkovich V, Levy D, Factor-Litvak P, Graziano JH, and Gamble MV "Genomic methylation of peripheral blood leukocyte DNA: influences of arsenic and folate in Bangladeshi adults" American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86 1179-1186 2007.

Hall M, Gamble MV, Slavkovich V, Liu X, Levy D, Cheng Z, van Geen A, Yunus M, Rahman M, Pilsner JR, and Graziano JH "Determinants of arsenic metabolism: Blood arsenic metabolites, plasma folate, cobalamin, and homocysteine concentrations in maternal-newborn pairs" Environmental Health Perspectives 115 1503-1509 2007.




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