|ENVR Students go 1-2-3 in student poster competition at the 2013 NC Society of Toxicology Meeting|
The 2013 Spring Meeting of the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology was held on Thursday, February 21, on the US EPA Campus in RTP, NC. The theme of the meeting was "Exposure: A forgotten part of toxicology?" Over 100 people attended the meeting and there were 25+ student posters along with several platform and symposia presentations.
Graduate students from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and other programs at UNC, as well as other academic institutions throughout the Carolinas participated.
This meeting was an excellent opportunity for students to present their research in toxicology and environmental health before they travel to the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology in San Antonio, TX (March 10-14, 2013).
Three ENVR students won prizes from the North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology for their poster presentations among 25 contestants. First place winner was Nour Abdo, a doctoral student in Ivan Rusyn's laboratory, for the poster entitled "The 1000 genomes toxicity screening project: Utilizing the power of human genome variation for population-scale in vitro testing." This work is performed in collaboration with the researchers at UNC's Department of Biostatistics, the National Institutes of Health and the NC State University. Second place winner was Julia Rager, a recent PhD graduate from Rebecca Fry's laboratory. Her poster was entitled "Formaldehyde-induced changes in microRNA signaling." Julia's collaborators include Dr. James Swenberg and members of his laboratory. The third place was shared by Jessica Wignall, an MSPH candidate in Ivan Rusyn's laboratory, for the poster entitled "Conditional Toxicity Value (CTV) Predictor for generating toxicity values for data-sparse chemicals." Jessica is collaborating with researchers at UNC's School of Pharmacy, US EPA, California EPA and the University of California-San Francisco.
|Last updated May 09, 2013|