Spring 2020 Seminar Series

Duke Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program

Spring 2020 Seminar Series (Pharm 848-S/ENV 848-S)

Thursdays 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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


Jan 9    Phillip West, PhD, Texas A&M University College of Medicine; Mitochondrial Control of Innate Immunity in Health and Disease

Jan 16  Scott Belcher, PhD, North Carolina State University; Insight into toxicity of PFAS through analysis of aquatic wildlife: The SAFEWater NC Study

Jan 23  Danielle Mello, PhD, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment; Using invertebrate models to investigate chemical-induced immunotoxicity

Jan 30  David DeMarini, PhD, US EPA; Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity of Combustion Emissions: Biomarkers and Risk for Cancer

Feb 6     Mehdi Saeed Hazari, PhD, MT-ASCP, US EPA; It all adds up: Non-environmental stressors, cardiovascular dysregulation, and worsened air pollution responses

Feb 13    Jane Clougherty, ScD, Drexel University; Differential susceptibility to air pollution by chronic pyschosocial stress

Feb 20    Edward Kolodziej, PhD, University of Washington – Tacoma; Characterizing Transportation Impacts on Urban Water Quality with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Feb 27     Elizabeth Fleming, PhD candidate, Duke University Neurobiology Graduate Training Program; Evaluating pattern separation in the cerebellar granule cell layer

Mar 5     Donald Tillitt, PhD, US Geological Survey; Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: Evidence for effects on fish population

Mar 12    Spring Break – No Seminar

Mar 19    Society of Toxicology Meeting – No Seminar

Mar 26    No Seminar – Symposium tomorrow!

Mar 27    Symposium: Marine Medicine: Oceans and Human Health *Registration Required for this Friday Event*

Apr 2     David Rich, ScD, University of Rochester; Are changes in ambient air pollution composition and mixtures leading to increased rates of adverse cardiovascular, respiratory, and infectious events and pregnancy outcomes? A New York State accountability study *MOVED to LSRC Love Auditorium, B101*

Apr 9     Matthew Ruis, PhD candidate, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment; Pollutants concentrate in the fetal portion of the placenta: Implications for thyroid hormone regulation

Apr 16    Tess Leuthner, PhD candidate, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment; A cross-species approach to investigate the impact of chemicals on mitochondrial DNA mutagenesis

Apr 23    Dana Miller, PhD, University of Washington; Genetic and epigenetic factors that mitigate H<sub>2<sub/>S toxicity in metazoans


Seminar Sponsors: Duke University Superfund Research Program; Duke University Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program