Fall 2019 Seminar Series

Duke University Program in Environmental Health & Toxicology

Fall 2019 Seminar Series (Pharm 847-S/ENV 847-S)

Fridays 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Field Auditorium Rm 1112, Grainger Hall (unless otherwise noted)


Sept 6    Phillip West, PhD, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Mitochondrial Control of Innate Immunity in Health and Disease **CANCELED**

Sept 13  Rashmi Joglekar, PhD Candidate, Duke University, Nicotine and the Sexualization of the Brain

Sept 20  Alison Harrill, PhD, NIEHS, Assessing chemical risks unique to genetically sensitive subpopulations using Diversity Outbred mice *MOVED to LSRC Love Auditorium, B101*

Sept 27  Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine, The role of TRPA1 receptor in toxicology

Oct 4      Dan Richter, PhD, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, and Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi, PhD, North Carolina A&T State University, The Legacy of Urban Soil Lead at a Household Scale: Perspectives & Data of an Environmental Toxicologist & Soil Chemist

Oct 11    Symposium: Bridging Across Levels of Analysis to Advance Neurotoxic Risk Determination: Toxicology for the Second Fifth of the 21st Century, 8:00 am – 3:15 pm, Symposium Chair: Dr. Edward D. Levin *Registration Required*

Oct 18    Michael Falvo, PhD, US Dept. Veterans Affairs, Airborne Hazards in the Deployment Environment: Implications for US Military Veterans

Oct 25    Scott Kennedy, PhD, University of Washington, The Rise of Somatic Mutations During Aging and the Tools to Study Them *MOVED to LSRC Love Auditorium, B101*

Nov 1     Michelle Block, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Microglia and the Lung Brain Axis:  Implications for CNS Disease?

Nov 8     James Crall, PhD, Harvard University, Pesticides and pollinators: Identifying the behavioral impacts of chronic neonicotinoid exposure in bumblebees *MOVED to LSRC Love Auditorium, B101*

Nov 15   Michael Slimak, PhD, US EPA, EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program

Nov 22   Christine Payne, PhD, Duke University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Nanoparticle-cell interactions: Importance for human health

Nov 29   Thanksgiving Break

Dec 6     Rafael Trevisan, PhD, Duke University post-doctoral researcher, Using zebrafish as a model to investigate the potential threat of nanoplastics to aquatic species *MOVED to LSRC Love Auditorium, B101*

Dec 13   Justin Conley, PhD, US EPA, Fetal and neonatal effects of in utero exposure to perfluoroalkyl ether acids