Monthly Archives: January 2014

Workshop on Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology

Category : News

The National Toxicology Progam, US Environmental Protection Agency, and NC State University have coordinated to develop “a collaborative workshop on aquatic vertebrate models and 21st  century toxicology.” This workshop will be held May 5-6 at North Carolina State University.

The purpose of the workshop will be to explore, and discuss how aquatic models may be used to (i) screen and prioritize compounds for further in vivo testing, (ii) to assess mechanisms of chemical toxicity and how this knowledge can impact the environment and human health. It is unique among it’s focus on the application of these models for the field of environmental health while leveraging the techniques and knowledge of broad-based, interdisciplinary research.

Check out the website for information regarding registration, lodging, and agenda details.

Friday Seminar with Candy Yang

Category : toxseminar




Xinyu (Candy) Yang, an ITEHP PhD Candidate, will be speaking this Friday for our fourth seminar of the spring series. Her talk is titled, Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity in laboratory suspension and complex environmental media in Caenorhabditis elegans. We look forward to seeing you this Friday at Noon in LSRC A247!

Candy Yang (pictured above) will speak this Friday for the ITEHP Spring Seminar Series
Candy Yang (pictured above) will speak this Friday for the ITEHP Spring Seminar Series

Seminar this week with Mariah Arnold

Category : toxseminar

This week Mariah Arnold, an ITEHP PhD Candidate, will present Impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining in the Mud River, West Virginia: Selenium accumulation, trophic transfer, and toxicity in biofilms in fish for the ITEHP Spring Seminar Series. See you at Noon in LSRC A247!

Mariah Arnold, ITEHP PhD Candidate
Mariah Arnold, ITEHP PhD Candidate

Spring 2014 Seminar begins January 10th

Category : toxseminar


Dr. Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, a new hire to Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and faculty member in the ITEHP, will kick off the Spring 2014 Seminar Series with his talk, “Exploring How Respirable Particles Affect Health: From Real-world Observations to Laboratory Experiments”. Join us on January 10th from 12-1:30PM to listen to Dr. Zhang speak.

January 2014