Meyer lab in the news

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Dillon presents an invited talk on “Sex Differences in Mitochondrial Function: A Role for DNA Methylation” at Coastal Carolina University (CLIMB Seminar Series) May 2021 

Tess Leuthner awarded the Duke University 2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring–great work!

Tess Leuthner discusses long-term effects of low-level chemical exposures on DNA!

Dillon is awarded the 2020 Student and New Investigator Award from the Epigenomics Special Interest Group of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society!

Dr. Kathleen Hershberger has accepted an offer to teach at Grinnell College!

After contemplating a few job offers, Dr. Latasha Smith has accepted a position as a Biologist with the US EPA!

Collaborative paper with the Martyniuk lab “Linking Mitochondrial Dysfunction to Organismal and Population Health in the Context of Environmental Pollutants: Progress and Considerations for Mitochondrial Adverse Outcome Pathways” recognized as one of ET&C top 10 Exceptional Papers of 2019.

Jessica accepts a tenure-track job at the Medical University of South Carolina! Check out her lab website:

Rashmi takes a job with Earthjustice!

Tess was awarded a two-year F31 grant from NIEHS to better understand how environmental exposures cause mitochondrial DNA mutagenesis, and how mitophagy protects against this process.

Jessica received a K99/R00 from NIEHS to study the molecular mechanisms by which exercise protects against aging and pollutant-induced neurodegeneration.

Tess elected Student-New Investigator Co-Chair of the Genomics and Data Sciences Special Interest Group of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society.

Dillon begins an NSF GRFP fellowship. She is studying how sex affects mitochondrial function, and epigenetic patterning inmitochondrial genes coded in the nuclear genome.

Rashmi became a member of the Durham City Council & County Environmental Affairs Board!

Blogpost by Superfund summer intern Emily Barefoot–great work Emily!

Collaborative work with the Baugh lab featured in the AJP-Cell Physiology Image of the Week

Jessica wins Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award in the Mechanisms Specialty Section at the Society of Toxicology meeting!

Rashmi one of “Eighteen people you need to know at Duke.”

Mention of environmental exposures and mitochondrial health in the poplar press.

Jessica wins best postdoc poster at the Fall 2017 North Carolina Society of Toxicology meeting!

Duke Environment reports on new Superfund Center.

News release on collaborative work on possible mitochondrial dysfunction in Gulf War Illness.

Tess wins EMGS best student platform award, and other Duke participation at the EMGS meeting!

Superfund Center grant renewed with a Meyer Lab project; Tess and Lindsay’s soil biosensor work highlighted!

Joel honored to receive a Bass Professorship.

Jessica Spotlighted as a New Investigator, by the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (see page 5)!

Axel selected for a trainee presentation, Joel invited to speak, and Claudia wins 1st place poster prize at the GEMS meeting!

Joel gives a 5-minute lightning talk on some of the lab’s work at RTP180; event reported here and  here.

Lauren Wyatt wins best poster award at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology!

Lauren Wyatt featured in Duke Environment!

Joel gives talk on whether environmental exposures that damage mitochondria contribute to cancer at the National Academy of Sciences Arab American Frontiers Program.

Pollutant influences on human health: major player or distraction? Megatrends talk by Joel (viewable online).

 A new study of environmental health in Peru

Jessica Lewis co-leads a OneHealth course on cookstoves

Candy gets hooded!

Nanomaterial research was highlighted in the 2013 ITEHP Symposium

Lauren Wyatt wins best poster at CSETAC–go Lauren!

A Green Crimefighter

The Meyer lab and the Superfund Center, plus tenure and purple hair!

ONES symposium

Environmental Toxicology in the context of OneHealth

mtDNA damage talk at NIEHS

Max Leung, Caped Crusader Against DNA Damage