Prof. Terence Risby PhD FRSC

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health at Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University

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Dr. Risby is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Risby’s interests in breath biomarkers of exposure assessment, tissue injury, disease progression, and therapy began more than thirty-five years ago when he conducted a pilot study to analyze breath intra-operatively during human liver transplantation. This study enabled reperfusion injury to be measured independently from ischemic damage. The Johns Hopkins breath analysis laboratory in collaboration with clinical colleagues has published numerous publications. Dr. Risby was a founding member for the International Association for Breath Research (IABR) and the new Journal of Breath Research (JBR). He is currently associate editor of the journal Biomarkers and the Journal of Breath Research. Dr. Risby has brought his expertise in chromatography and mass spectrometry to bear on applications relevant to research on a variety of diseases including liver diseases and finding unique markers in breath that relate to the functional status of the disease.  The research program of Dr. Risby’s laboratory has been supported with funds from the federal government. The current focus of Risby’s research is the use of breath biomarkers in clinical molecular epidemiological studies.

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