Fall 2012 Seminars

Sept 7: Tso-Pang Yao, Ph.D., Duke University : Connecting mitochondrial toxin to neurodegeneration

Sept 14: Christie M Sayes, PhD. Research Triangle Institute International: Contemporary issues in nanotoxicology: Continuing to relate material properties to biological responses

Sept 21: Charlotte Clark, PhD, Nicholas School of the Environment: Research Translation: What’s In a Name

Sept 28: Andrew Arrant, Duke University ITEHP: Immaturity of the serotonergic system mediates lack of drug-induced behavioral inhibition in adolescents

Oct 5:    Cavin Ward-Caviness, Duke University: Gene-environment interactions in chronic cardiovascular diseases

Oct 12: Amy Ringwood, PhD, University of North Carolina-Charlotte: Bivalve biomarkers – Models for pollutant and nanoparticle bioreactivity

Oct 19: Kristie Willet, PhD, University of Mississippi : Reproductive, developmental and epigenetic effects of benzo(a)pyrene in Fundulus heteroclitus and Danio rerio

Oct 21-24: Superfund Basic Research Program Conference (no Seminar)

Nov 2:   Ashley Parks, Duke University ITEHP: Bioavailability and effects of single-walled carbon nanotubes in a benthic estuarine system

Nov 9:  Jennifer L. Wheeler, PhD, Duke University: Novel cellular targets of AhR underlie alterations in neutrophilic inflammation and iNOS expression during influenza virus infection

Nov 16: Lynn Singer, PhD, Case Western Reserve University: MDMA and cocaine: challenges of understanding prenatal exposure effects

Nov 30: Nancy Denslow, PhD, University of Florida: Molecular approaches to understanding persistent organochlorine pesticides at Lake Apopka, Florida


PAST Seminars:

Jan 13

David Armstrong, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Endocrine disruption of synaptic plasticity in the postnatal mouse hippocampus

Jan 20

Gregory J Cole, PhD, North Carolina Central University
Mechanisms of ethanol-induced CNS abnormalities in zebrafish: Evidence for disrupted extracellular matrix function

Jan 27

Maxwell Leung, Duke University ITEHP Doctoral Candidate
Later-life effects of mitochondrial DNA damage during development in the whole organism model Caenorhabditis elegans

Feb 3

Kevin Crofton, PhD, US-Environmental Protection Agency
The role of thyroid hormones in neurodevelopment: Using mode-of-action pathways to focus research strategies

Feb 10 Marion Ehrich, PhD, Virginia Tech University
Fullerenes for ameliorating organophosphorus threats

Feb 17

Richard L. Auten, MD, Duke University
Air pollution exposure in pregnancy effects on respiratory function in offspring: Innate immunity as gateway

Feb 24

Kia Walcott, Duke University ITEHP Doctoral Candidate
An in vivo, tissue-specific RNAi screen for ion channels contributing to nociception in Drosophila

Mar 2

Kent Pinkerton, PhD, University of California-Davis
*Note location & time: 103 Bryan, 11:30-1:00
Nanomaterials from children’s health to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Mar 16

Rosalind Coleman, MD, University of North Carolina
Acyl-CoAs and lipid partitioning

Mar 23

Fernando Galvez, PhD, Louisiana State University
The physiological and genomic effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on resident killifish

Mar 30

Kyle Erwin, Duke University ITEHP Doctoral Candidate
Insights into PCB126-mediated developmental cardiotoxicity in zebrafish

Apr 6

Amanda Bess, Duke University ITEHP Doctoral Candidate
The role of mitochondrial dynamics and autophagy in removal of persistent mitochondrial DNA damage

Apr 13

Spring Symposium: Causes and Consequences Connecting Human and Environmental Health

Apr 20

Pam Noyes, Duke University ITEHP Doctoral Candidate
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) Flame Retardants in Fathead Minnows: Metabolism and Disrupted Thyroid Regulation at Early and Adult Life Stages