Hi! I’m Carolyn Mattingly and I got to science and NC State via a circuitous route. I earned a BA in Art History from Oberlin College. After exploring the country and mountains of the western US, I earned a PhD in Molecular Toxicology from Tulane University and conducted postdoctoral research in Pharmacology at the Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University. My research has focused on trying to understand the effects of environmental exposures on human development and health. To do this, I’ve been working with an amazing team of scientists and software developers to build and expand the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD) since 2001. This resource provides data on the complex connections between chemicals, genes and proteins, phenotypes, diseases, and exposure information with tools to help users ask questions about chemicals in the environment, how they work, and whether they might be contributing to common chronic diseases from cancer to neurodevelopment disorders. I’m also the Director of NC State’s Superfund Research Program Center, The Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS, which brings together scientists, community groups, students and diverse stakeholders to try to understand PFAS exposure, toxicity, and improve remediation.
2017, University Faculty Scholar
- Academies and Centers: Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS (an NIEHS-funded Superfund Center)
- Academies and Centers: Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE, an NIEHS P30 Center)
- Department Head
- Academies and Centers: Genetics and Genomics Academy (GGA)
- Biological Sciences and Affiliated Graduate Programs: Toxicology & Environmental Health Sciences