Jennifer J. Schlezinger, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Dr. Schlezinger received her B.S. from Boston College in 1992 and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Biological Oceanography in 1998. Dr. Schlezinger is an active member of the Society of Toxicology. Her PhD research involved the study of the molecular mechanisms of PCB toxicity in a marine fish model. Coming to Boston University School of Public Health as a post-doctoral researcher in 1998, she worked closely with Dr. David Sherr on investigating the immuntoxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Now, the overarching goal of her laboratory’s research is to determine how exposure to environmental toxicants impair bone and adipose homeostasis, which lays the foundation for osteoporosis and metabolic disease. Dr. Schlezinger's lab investigates nuclear receptor activation (e.g. PPARg, RXRs, LXRs) in bone forming cells and the physiological impact of environmental chemical-driven changes in the activities of these receptors. they also investigate the hypothesis that environmental obesogen-driven changes in the balance of adipocyte and osteoblast differentiation from multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells underlies susceptibility to loss of bone. Adipocyte differentiation in bone marrow is a feature of aging and a significant contributor to osteoporosis. The lab has expanded its focus to include examining the role of environmental toxicants in development of metabolic disease. They are testing the novel hypothesis that environmental ligands selectively activate PPARg’s activities, contributing to the development of pathological adipose tissue and metabolic dyshomeostasis. This work has been built upon their identification of a novel environmental PPARg ligand, triphenyl phosphate, which is a component of the obesity-inducing flame retardant mixture Firemaster 550. The newest aspect of Dr. Schlezinger's research is an investigation of the impact of early life exposure on life-long metabolic and bone health.

Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences




Testing of Adipogenic ToxPi Compounds
07/20/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Receptor-based Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Superfund Chemicals
09/20/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Co-PI)
PI: David H. Sherr, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5P42ES007381-19

Effects of High Fat Diet and Environmental Obesogen Co-Exposure on Osteoporosis
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R21ES021136-02

Testing of Adipogenic ToxPi Compunds
04/01/2012 - 12/31/2012 (Subcontract PI)
Professional & Scientific Associates NIH NIEHS


Molecular Mechanisms of Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor - Mediated Breast Cancer
01/03/2000 - 12/31/2001 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor and NF-kappaB Interactions
08/24/2000 - 08/23/2001 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
1 F32 ES05911 01



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Project 3: Environmental PPAR? Pathway Activators: Multifaceted Metabolic Disruptors Impacting Adipose and Bone Homeostatsis 5P42ES007381-23-8625 413
2018 Project 3: Environmental PPAR? Pathway Activators: Multifaceted Metabolic Disruptors Impacting Adipose and Bone Homeostatsis 5P42ES007381-22-8625 413
2017 Project 3: Environmental PPAR? Pathway Activators: Multifaceted Metabolic Disruptors Impacting Adipose and Bone Homeostatsis 2P42ES007381-21-8625 413
2013 Effects of High Fat Diet and Environmental Obesogen Co-Exposure on Osteoporosis 5R21ES021136-02 3
2012 Effects of High Fat Diet and Environmental Obesogen Co-Exposure on Osteoporosis 1R21ES021136-01 3
2010 Antagonism of the Ah Receptor in Controlling Breast Cancer Growth and Invasion 5R21CA134882-02 2
2009 Antagonism of the Ah Receptor in Controlling Breast Cancer Growth and Invasion 1R21CA134882-01A1 2
2009 Research Project 4: PPARgamma and Environmental Phthalate-Mediated Toxicity in 5P42ES007381-15-20 413
2008 Research Project 4: PPARgamma and Environmental Phthalate-Mediated Toxicity in 5P42ES007381-14-20 413
2007 Research Project 4: PPARgamma and Environmental Phthalate-Mediated Toxicity in 5P42ES007381-13-20 413
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  1. Schlezinger JJ, Heiger-Bernays W, Webster TF. Predicting the activation of the androgen receptor by mixtures of ligands using Generalized Concentration Addition. Toxicol Sci. 2020 Jul 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32726424
     
  2. Kim S, Rabhi N, Blum BC, Hekman R, Wynne K, Emili A, Farmer S, Schlezinger JJ. Triphenyl phosphate is a selective PPAR? modulator that does not induce brite adipogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Arch Toxicol. 2020 Jul 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32683515
     
  3. Andrews FV, Kim SM, Edwards L, Schlezinger JJ. Identifying adipogenic chemicals: Disparate effects in 3T3-L1, OP9 and primary mesenchymal multipotent cell models. Toxicol In Vitro. 2020 Sep; 67:104904. PMID: 32473317
     
  4. Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. Tributyltin disrupts fin development in Fundulus heteroclitus from both PCB-sensitive and resistant populations: Investigations of potential interactions between AHR and PPAR?. Aquat Toxicol. 2020 Jan; 218:105334.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31743820
     
  5. Webster TF, Schlezinger JJ. Generalized concentration addition for ligands that bind to homodimers. Math Biosci. 2019 10; 316:108214.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31201847
     
  6. Edwards L, Watt J, Webster TF, Schlezinger JJ. Assessment of total, ligand-induced peroxisome proliferator activated receptor ? ligand activity in serum. Environ Health. 2019 05 09; 18(1):45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31072366
     
  7. Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Claus Henn BG, Griffith KN, Howes BL, Schlezinger DR, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. Altered lipid homeostasis in a PCB-resistant Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) population from New Bedford Harbor, MA, U.S.A. Aquat Toxicol. 2019 May; 210:30-43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30822701; DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.02.011;
     
  8. Kim S, Li A, Monti S, Schlezinger JJ. Tributyltin induces a transcriptional response without a brite adipocyte signature in adipocyte models. Arch Toxicol. 2018 09; 92(9):2859-2874.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30027469
     
  9. Narasimhan S, Stanford Zulick E, Novikov O, Parks AJ, Schlezinger JJ, Wang Z, Laroche F, Feng H, Mulas F, Monti S, Sherr DH. Towards Resolving the Pro- and Anti-Tumor Effects of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 May 07; 19(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29735912
     
  10. Watt J, Baker AH, Meeks B, Pajevic PD, Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC, Schlezinger JJ. Tributyltin induces distinct effects on cortical and trabecular bone in female C57Bl/6J mice. J Cell Physiol. 2018 09; 233(9):7007-7021.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29380368
     
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