Spring 2014 Seminar Series


Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Heath Program

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Fridays, Noon to 1:30PM in LSRC A247


January 10: Junfeng Zhang, Ph.D., Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Exploring How Respirable Particles Affect Health: From Real-world Observations to Laboratory Experiments 

January 17: Meng He, ITEHP Ph.D. Candidate, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University, Epithelial lateral membrane maintenance: The Palmitoyltransferases-Ankyrin-Spectrin pathway

January 24: Mariah Arnold, ITEHP Ph.D. Candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on the Mud River, West Virginia: Selenium accumulation, trophic transfer, and toxicity in biofilms and fish 

January 31: Xinyu (Candy) Yang, ITEHP Ph.D. Candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity in laboratory suspension and complex environmental media in Caenorhabditis elegans 

February 7: Gregory Goss, Ph.D., University of Alberta, Nanotoxicology: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing 

February 14: Daniel Baden, Ph.D., UNC-Wilmington Marine Center, From Beach to Bedside: Getting our Feet Wet in Translational Marine Science 

February 21: Laura Dishaw, ITEHP Ph.D. Candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Uptake, Metabolism, and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Halogenated Organophosphate Flame Retardants 

February 28: Wei Chou Tseng, ITEHP Ph.D. Candidate, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University, Somato-dendritic axon initial segment outposts dependent on 480 kDa ankyrin-G organize GABAergic synapses in hippocampal neurons 

March 7Spring Symposium: Cognitive Impairment Caused by Developmental Neurotoxic Exposure: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Therapeutic Treatment (Searle Center Lecture Hall, 8AM-3PM)

March 21: Simon Roberts, ITEHP Ph.D. Candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, PBDE metabolism and effects on thyroid hormone regulation in cultured human astrocytes 

March 28: Chaun-Yuan Li, Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Duke University, Unexpected Roles of Caspases in Stem Cell Regulations, Carcinogenesis, and Cancer Treatment

April 4: Paul J. Lioy, Ph.D., Rutgers University (co-sponsored by CEINT & Pratt School of Engineering), Exposure Science: The Other Half of Environmental and Human Risk Assessment

April 11: Ram Ramabhadran, Ph.D. US-Environmental Protection Agency (retired),Tox 21 in the Rearview Mirror: Climbing Everest with Sandals 

April 18: Christine Erliehn, Ph.D., Duke University, Title TBD – this talk will be geared toward graduate students and postdocs and will provide tips on grantsmanship, a review of key funding opportunities and an overview of Duke’s proposal submission process

April 25: Pauline Medola, Ph.D., NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Complications of Pregnancy Associated with Asthma and the Impact of Poor Air Quality

For more information about ITEHP seminars, contact Edward Levin, edlevin@duke.edu, or Eve Marion, emarion@duke.edu (919-613-8078). To receive seminar/symposium-related e-mails, please subscribe at https://lists.duke.edu/sy_mpa/subscribe/itehp-events


For a PDF of this document, click here: ITEHP Spring Seminars 2014