Max Costa received his B.S. degree in biology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Arizona Medical School, Phoenix, Ariz, USA. Dr. Costa works as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Dr. Costa works on the epigenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis by heavy metals and other carcinogens. His publication include the following: (1) Chervona Y, Costa M, The control of histone methylation and gene expression by oxidative stress, hypoxia and metals, Free Radic Biol Med 2012;53 1041-1047, PMCID: PMC3432141; (2) Arita A, Muñoz A, Chervona Y, Niu J, Qu Q, Zhao N, Ruan Y, Kiok K, Kluz T, Sun H, Clancy HA, Shamy M, Costa M., Gene expression profiles in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of Chinese nickel refinery workers with high exposures to nickel and control subjects, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013;22(2):261-9, PMCID:PMC3565097; (3) Chervona Y, Hall MN, Arita A, Wu Y, Sun H, Tseng H-C, Ali E, Uddin MN, Liu X, Zoroddu MA, Gamble MV, Costa M, Association Between Arsenic Exposure and Global Post-translational Histone Modifications Among Adults in Bangladesh, Cancer Epidemiol, Biomarkers Prev 2012;21:2252-2260, PMCID:PMC3518638.
Biography Updated on 8 November 2013