Benjamin Parrott

Title: Assistant Professor, joint appointment at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Contact: Office: (803) 725-6328 Fax: (803) 725-7471 Email:

​Research interests: How does the environment experienced by a developing embryo influence health outcomes later in life? Are these interactions adaptive or disruptive? What are the mechanisms? What are the consequences? Much of our active research is focused on addressing these questions in environmental models and humans. 

We also are pursuing projects that examine how environmental quality influences fundamental processes of biological aging. What are the mechanisms by which factors like exposures to contaminants influence aging trajectories?