INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL ARTS & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Harvard University
Jamie Lichtenstein is a biologist with teaching and research interests spanning cell and molecular biology, physiology, genetics, and immunology. Her research focuses on pulmonary and cellular inflammatory responses to the toxic mold Stachybotrys chartarum and its mycotoxins. Lichtenstein currently teaches SC210 Human Health and Disease.
In addition to teaching at Emerson, Lichtenstein is a Research Fellow in the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Lichtenstein's research has focused on the intersection of genetic and environmental determinants of inflammatory responses to the toxic mold Stachybotrys chartarum. In particular her current work focuses on different responses among individuals to mycotoxins from this mold. This research has been published in several journals including American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and Toxicological Sciences.