Spring 2015 Seminar Series


 Duke University Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program

Spring 2015 Seminar Series, Fridays Noon to 1:20PM
Field Auditorium, Environmental Hall


January 9th: Michael Aschner, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; “Manganese Neurotoxicity: Lessons from Worms to Human Neonates

January 16th: Mamta Behl, Ph.D., NIEHS, NTP; “Screening Compounds with Developmental and Neurotoxic Potential: Flame Retardants, a Case Example

January 23rd: Mamle Quarmyne, Duke University, ITEHP Doctoral Candidate; “Protein Tyrocsine Phosphatase Receptor Type S (PTPRS) Regulates Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-Renewal”

January 30th: Jordan Bailey, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University; “The Development and Use of a Neurobehavioral Test Battery for the Characterization of Environmental Toxicants: An Evaluation of Firemaster 550

February 6th: William Pan, Ph.D., Duke University; “Human Fertility and Land Use Change in the Amazon, What’s the Connection?

February 13th: Jerry Yakel, Ph.D., NIEHS; “Role of Nicotinic ACh Receptors in Hippocampal Excitability and Plasticity

February 20th: Andrey Massarsky, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University; “Impacts of Total Particulate Matter from Cigarette Smoke on Early Development of Zebrafish

February 27th: Thomas Knudsen, Ph.D., EPA; “Computational Embryology and Predictive Toxicology

March 6th: David Janz, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan; “Selenium: When a Good Nutrient Goes Bad

March 13th: No seminar, Spring Break

March 20th: Mingliang (Thomas) Fang, Duke University, ITEHP Doctoral Candidate; “Characterizing the Binding Potential, Activity, and Bioaccessibility of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor (PPARy) Ligands in Indoor Dust

March 27th: Priyaanka Nanduri, Duke University, ITEHP Doctoral Candidate, “Passing the Baton: The switch from proteasomes to autophagy in aggresome processing” 

April 3rd: Spring Symposium: The Cancer Exposome–Confluence of Toxic Exposures & Disease Outcome Pathways

April 10th: Laura Macaulay, Duke University, ITEHP Doctoral Candidate; “Endocrine and Neurobehavioral Effects from Flame Retardant Exposure in Early and Juvenile Life Stages of Zebrafish

April 17th: John Rooney, Duke University, ITEHP Doctoral Candidate; “Later Life Consequences of Developmental Mitochondrial DNA Damage

April 24th: Edward Zhu, Duke University, ITEHP Doctoral Candidate; “Circuit and behavior basis of egg-laying site selection in Drosophila” 


 (Click to download PDF): ITEHP Spring 2015 Seminars