Spring 2019 Seminar Series

Spring 2019 Seminar Series, Thursdays 11:45 – 1:00 PM, Field Auditorium (#1112), Grainger Hall

Jan 10        Stephanie C. Hammel, Duke PhD Candidate: Measuring Exposure to Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Environments using Silicone Wristbands

Jan 17        Kathleen M. Gray, PhD, UNC – Chapel Hill: Characterizing Environmental Health Literacy Related to Fish Consumption Advisories: Knowledge and Beliefs of Informal Educators in a Southeastern State

Jan 24        Jason A. Somarelli, PhD, Duke University Medical Center: Marine Medicine: Multidisciplinary research at the nexus of the environment and human health                  

Jan 31        Abdel-Razak M. Kadry, PhD, and John J. Vandenberg, PhD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): How to do research that is risk assessment-relevant

Feb 7         Neel Aluru, PhD, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Epigenetic effects of environmental chemicals: Integrative effects on DNA methylation and noncoding RNAs

Feb 14       Jason R. Richardson, MS, PhD, Florida International University: Gene-environment interactions in neurodegeneration: Role of efflux transporters and neuroinflammation

Feb 21       Casey D. Lindberg, Duke PhD Candidate: From Molecular to Population-Level Responses: using two fish models to understand multiple stressor exposures

Feb 28       Melanie Auffan, PhD, and Jeanne Perrin, MD, PhD, European Centre for Research & Teaching in Environmental Geosciences (CEREGE): Perrin – Impacts of nanomaterial exposure on reproductive outcomes; Auffan – Contribution of mesocosm testing to a single-step and exposure-driven risk assessment of nanomaterials

Mar 8-9    Symposium: Environmental Justice (note Friday/Saturday)              

Mar 14     No Seminar: Spring Break and Society of Toxicology meeting

Mar 21      Phoebe A. Stapleton, PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health: Are maternal exposures to nanoparticles during pregnancy a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease?

Mar 28      Liping Feng, MD, Duke University Medical Center: Maternal exposure to PFBS and birth outcomes

Apr 4         Latasha L. Smith, Duke PhD Candidate: Environmental toxicant effects on the dopaminergic system in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Apr 11       Mark E. Borsuk, Duke University Civil & Environmental Engineering: Using Bayesian networks to discover relations between genes, environment, and disease

April 18     Howard Kipen, MD, MPH, Rutgers University: Does indoor air cause health problems and what can we do if it does?

Apr 25       Savannah J. Volkoff, Duke PhD Candidate: Engineering a Mixed-Community Biofilm for the Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Estuarine Sediment