Dr. Malin Nording to Speak on the Health Effects of Air Pollutants


On Friday May 11 from 1-2pm Dr. Nording will deliver her talk, "Targeted Metabolomics to Study the Health Effects of Air Pollutants" in the RMI Sensory Theater. Dr. Nording has a Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology from Uppsala University (2001) and a PhD degree in Environmental Chemistry from Umea  University (2006).  Her general research interests are metabolomics to study pulmonary health and how air pollutants affect health. Her areas of expertise are analytical chemistry, particularly LC-MS methods to quantify lipid mediators, including eicosanoids and endocannabinoids, and multivariate methods for data analysis using Simca software.  

Dr. Nording was a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Hammock during 2007 and 2008. She currently holds a position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden, where she continues her work on metabolomics investigations for biomarker discovery in airway disease with an emphasis on adverse health effects of air pollutants. 

Her recent publications include:

  • Lundstrom, S.L., et al., Asthmatics exhibit altered oxylipin profiles compared to healthy individuals after subway air exposure. PLoS ONE, 2011. 6(8): p. e23864. 
  • Nording, M.L., et al., Endogenous Levels of Five Fatty Acid Metabolites in Exhaled Breath Condensate to Monitor Asthma by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography: Electrospray Tandem Mass Spectrometry. IEEE Sens J, 2010. 10(1): p. 123-130.