Spring 2023 Seminar Series

Duke Integrated Toxicology &

Environmental Health Program

Spring 2023 Seminar Series

(ENVIRON 848-S/Pharm 848-S)

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time


In-Person Location: Field Auditorium Room 1112, Grainger Hall, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment (except where otherwise noted)

In-person attendance is free and open to the public.



Jan 12 Linda S Birnbaum, PhD, Scholar in Residence, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; Dioxins vs “Forever” Chemicals: The politicization of science

Jan 19 Lindsay Jasperse, PhD, Duke University; Later-life bioenergetic consequences of PAH exposure and increased temperature in Atlantic killifish from the Elizabeth River

Jan 26 Austin Gray, PhD, Virginia Tech; title pending

Feb 2 Jeff Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Community-engaged research with firefighters: The Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study

Feb 9 Erik Svendsen, PhD, MS, Division Director of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP), National Center for Environmental Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC); The 2022 Updates to the CDC Cancer Cluster Guidelines and how they motivate new research

Feb 16   NO SEMINAR: Symposium on Feb 17 (more details to come!)

Feb 23 Zhanghua Chen, PhD, University of Southern California; Metabolomics Insights on Health Effects of Air Pollution Exposure

Mar 2 Jennifer Mason, PhD, Clemson University; title pending

Mar 9 Ami Zota, ScD, MS, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Integrating Intersectionality into the Exposome: New Directions in Environmental Justice

Mar 16   NO SEMINAR: Spring Break

Mar 23   NO SEMINAR: Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting

Mar 30 Dr. Johnny Wise, University of Louisville; Assessing Cr(VI) Neurotoxicity with a Toxic Aging Coin Perspective

Apr 6 Dr. E. Britt Moore, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities: The Application of Culturally-Responsive Soil Science to assess Environmental Health in Marginalized Communities

Apr 13 Andrew Wojtovich, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center; Controlling mitochondrial energetics and ROS production with light

Apr 20 Dillon King, PhD candidate, Duke University; Nuclear and Mitochondrial Epigenetics Responses to Environmental Exposures

Apr 27 Zoie Diana, PhD candidate, Duke University; Multisector mitigation of single-use plastics: approaches from biology, policy, law, and industry

This seminar series is supported in part by the National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under the Duke University Superfund Research Program (award P42ES010356) and the Duke University Program in Environmental Health (award T32ES021432). Seminar content is solely the responsibility of the speakers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.