neurotoxicology


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 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


By Nishika Karbhari   My name is Nishika Karbhari, and I bleed orange while studying biology at the University of Texas at Austin. Now a rising junior, I’m more intrigued by science than ever before. I’ve had the chance to take courses in neuroscience, a subject that fascinated me when […]

Zebrafishes and petri dishes




By Gretchen Kroeger   It’s sometimes easy to think of scientists as people who are different from “us” or as a group of people who are unapproachable to the public. But we want to bust that myth by introducing you, one scientist at a time, to those who carry out […]

Meet a scientist: Anthony Oliveri, MMA enthusiast & PhD candidate