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This week, Jan 27th, we will hear from Dr. Cathrine Hoyo at our toxicology seminar

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This week we will hear from Dr. Cathrine Hoyo of North Carolina State University on “Prenatal heavy metal burden and early signs of cardiometabolic dysfunction: Insights from a Durham-based Cohort.” We’ll see you at #toxseminar this Friday!



Spring 2017 Seminars Begin Starting January 13th

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Our weekly ecotoxicology seminar will restart beginning January 13th with a talk by Dr. Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari on “Organotypic in vitro Models for Studying Chemical-induced Effects.” Please join us in Field Auditorium at noon on January 13th.


Please note that the new seminar schedule is posted under the homepage “Seminars & Symposia” tab, labelled as “Spring 2017 Seminars.”


(Post Updated 1/5/2017)

Tox Seminar this Friday welcomes Dr. Darryl B. Hood from Ohio State University

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Join us this Friday, November 18th in Love Auditorium (LSRC B101) for Dr. Darryl B. Hood’s talk on Molecular neurotoxicology studies inform application of a public health exposome framework in vulnerable populations. 

There will be a light lunch provided in the Hall of Science outside of Love Auditorium at 11:30 am. 

Congratulations to the ITEHP students who presented posters at the 2016 School of Medicine Basic Science Day

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This past Monday November 7th, three of our ITEHP students had the wonderful opportunity to highlight the research accomplishments by presenting posters at the 2016 School of Medicine Basic Science Day.

See below for the students and their poster titles. Read more about this event here.


ClaudiaGH-ITEHPClaudia Gonzalez-Hunt, ITEHP, Nicholas School of the Environment – Mechanism of rotenone mitotoxicity in C. elegans: role of the glyoxylate pathway






drew_day_thumbnailDrew Day, ITEHP, Nicholas School of the Environment – Ozone and PM2.5 in pollution mixture differentially impact cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic mechanisms






xiaoxing_cuiXiaoxing Cui, ITEHP, Nicholas School of the Environment – Air pollution and cardiopulmonary health: Effects of short-term indoor air quality intervention with portable air purifier

Congratulations to ITEHP PhD candidate Claudia Gonzalez-Hunt for winning 1st prize in the poster competition at the GEMS meeting!

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ClaudiaGH-ITEHPCongratulations to PhD candidate Claudia Gonzalez-Hunt from Dr. Joel Meyer’s lab for winning first prize in the poster competition at the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society of North Carolina (GEMS) meeting this week!

There was a $200 prize for winning the competition for her poster, “Mechanism of rotenone mitotoxicity in C. elegans: role of the glyoxylate pathway.”

Dr. Meyer gave a talk on mitochondria as a target of environmental toxicants at the meeting, and Tony Luz, also from the Meyer lab, presented on “”Deficiencies in Mitochondrial Fission and Fusion Sensitize C. elegans to Arsenite-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction.”





Congratulations to ITEHP PhD Candidate Casey Lindberg who was awarded a research fellowship!

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Casey LindbergSuperfund trainee Casey Lindberg has received a research fellowship from the North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute to complete a one-year research project. Read more about this story here.

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