Gretchen Kroeger

Here in the Superfund Research Center and the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, we are celebrating Dr. Theodore Slotkin for his recently received, Society of Toxicology Education Award. To commemorate this accomplishment, we sat down to chat with Ted about some of his fondest memories in 45 years at […]

Meet a Scientist: Celebrating 45 years with Dr. Slotkin

By Savannah Volkoff and Eileen Thorsos In December 2014, EPA released an updated health risk assessment for the chemical pesticide chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos has been on the EPA’s radar since 2000, when the EPA began taking action to limit the use of and human exposure to chlorpyrifos. The new assessment considers […]

EPA believes that the children are the future, at least ...

By Savannah Volkoff   If you’re anything like me, your Gmail inbox is full of eco-articles compiled by Environmental Health News (EHN). While I enjoy reading through the headlines every morning, I rarely get a chance to read the full article, which means my inbox is really just full of […]

Meet a scientist: Nishad Jayasundara, PhD

Join us for this webinar organized by CHE and Boston University SRP Oct 9, 2014 Background Information/Resources CHE Blog RSVP for this Call Eighth in a series of calls organized by CHE and the Boston University Superfund Research Program (BU SRP). Flame retardants are chemicals that are used in consumer […]

Home Invaders: Are flame retardants fattening us up and harming ...

By Nishika Karbhari Here in the Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment Core at the Duke SRC, we study the effects of environmentally relevant chemicals on behavior by utilizing an aquatic model organism, the small freshwater zebrafish. We are interested in life-long learning or motor changes that happen as a result […]

Neuroscience and a new alliance: Integrating toxicology and behavioral studies