Natalia Y. Tretyakova

Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Environmental DNA Damage and Its Role in Disease

Section A, Location 14

Natalia Tretyakova’s research is focused on advancing the frontiers of environmental health and medicine. She has made breakthrough discoveries of the mechanisms of epigenetic deregulation and cancer causing mutations associated with environmental exposure and lifestyle factors. Professor Tretyakova has pioneered novel methodologies to detect DNA damage, evaluated the ability of altered DNA bases to induce genetic mutations, and developed DNA based biomarkers of cancer risk. Her work has advanced our understanding of the role of DNA damage in human disease, informing future strategies for improving human health.