Dr. Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo received notice of award of his NIEHS K01 Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research [TIEHR] Career Award for his research proposal: "Protecting children's health by applying novel approaches to assess urban and rural drinking water".
Kyle Burns won the Society of Toxicology In Vitro and Alternative Methods Best Graduate Student Presentation Award for his presentation: "Evaluating toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from wildfire smoke in a 3D respiratory co-culture model".
Kaci Buhl and the Oregon IPM Center Team (Brittany Barker, Len Coop, Jessica Green, Chris Hedstrom, Dani Lightle, Silvia Rondon) were awarded the 2023 James and Mildred OldField/E.R. Jackman Team Award.
The Endophyte Lab was recently featured in OSU Progress Magazine: “The Endophyte Lab: 25 Years of Helping Grass Seed Growers Turn Challenges into Opportunities”. Full Story
Reese Valdez has successfully defended their master’s thesis: “Assessing susceptibility for PAH toxicity in
an in vitro 3D respiratory model for asthma”.
Dante Perone has successfully defended his master’s thesis: “Knocking Out the Zebrafish CYP1B1Gene Alters Metabolomic Profile and Neurobehavioral Functions”.
Anna Depaepe has successfully defended her master’s thesis: “Purification and Characterization of Mosue Retinal Endothelial Cell Exosomes: Implications for Multi-Omics Analysis”.
Francesca Germano has successfully defended her master’s thesis: “Assessing the toxicity of nanoplastics using the primary human bronchial epithelial mode”.
Meredith Cocks was promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant I.
Michael Simonich was promoted to Senior Research Associate I.
Eric Johnson was promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant II.
Miranda Jackson has successfully defended her master’s thesis: “Investigation of the Toxicity of Particle and Chemical Components of Road Runoff in Danio rerio and Oncorhynchus Species”.
Sara Hutton successfully defended her PhD Thesis: "Comparative aquatic toxicology of pesticides and plastics in the model estuarine fish, inland Silverside".
Brittany Cunningham successfully defended her PhD Thesis: "The Acute and Chronic Effects of Micro and Nanoplastics on the Development and Reproduction of Freshwater and Marine Model Organisms".
Lindsay Wilson successfully defended her PhD Thesis: "Advanced approaches in hazard assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using zebrafish".
Abdulaziz Alshehri has successfully passed his MS Exam.
Dan Elson successfully defended his PhD thesis: "A versatile receptor with a penchant for surprise: AhR as a therapeutic target in cancer".
Zach Kowash's Winning Poster from the 2022 CAS Career Fair and Student Showcase: "Comparing Structural Firefighters' On- and Off-Duty Exposure to Xylenes."
Dr. Jennifer Field received the 2022 Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award.
Yvonne Rericha successfully defended her PhD thesis: "Elucidating Structure-bioactivity Relationship and Modes of Action of Per- and Polyfluoralkyl Substance Toxicity in Zebrafish".
Kaci Buhl was selected to receive an Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education.
Daniel Elson received the Harvey H. and Donna Basic Cancer Research Fellowship for the second year in a row. Daniel was also awarded the LPI Travel Award for traveling to the Salk Institute Post-Translational Modifications meeting in San Diego.
Jared Martin received the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation Foundation Scholarship Award.
- Dr. Jennifer Fiend received the 2022 Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award.
- Chloe Fender has been awarded the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship Award.
- Andre Schaum successfully passed his MS Defense. Title: "Expanding the Use of 19F NMR Spectroscopy in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Analysis: Determination of Total Fluorine and Isomeric Distribution in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams."
- Lisa Shepard, Finance Manager for Environmental Health Science Center and the Superfund Research Center/Research Office, belongs to the OSU 40 Year Club.
- Anita Holman, Faculty Research Assistant in EMT, belongs to the OSU 25 Year Club.
- Bryan Harper promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant II.
- Dr. Lisa Truong promoted to Associate Professor, Senior Research.
- The OSU-EHSC Pilot Project awarded Dr. Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo the Strategic Initiative Award for his research proposal: "Identification and Evaluation of Toxic Contaminant Mixtures in Surface Water from the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Using Effect-Directed Analysis Coupled to Non-target High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry."
- Yvonne Rericha has received the 2022 Dr. Eric A. Andreasen Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.
- The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists has awarded Brianna Rivera The 2022 HOT Graduate Student Travel Award.
- The OSU Agricultural Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Garcia-Jaramillo $15,000 to fund his research proposal: "Evaluation of health effects and toxicity mechanisms of two water contaminants derived from road runoff in salmon species."
- Ryan Lopez: Successful Master's Defense. Title: "Size- and Oxidation-Dependent Toxicity of Graphene Oxide Nanomaterials in Embryonic Zebrafish" PI: Dr. Robyn Tanguay.
- New grant for the Tanguay Lab: Agency - Battelle Memorial Institute. Award - $54,024. Project: Inter-Lab Study of the Effects of Protocol Variables on Toxicity Measures in Zebrafish.
- New grant for the Tanguay Lab: Agency - R35 ES031709. Award - $7,009,000. Project: Discovering Chemical Activity Networks - Predicting Bioactivity Based on Structure.
- New grant for the Tanguay Lab: Agency - NIH R44OD024879. Award - $999,300. Project: Parallelized Imaging and Automated Analysis of Zebrafish Assays with a Gigapixel Microscope.
- EPA has entered into a new cooperative agreement, the “Pesticide Educational Resource Collaborative,” with the University of California Davis Continuing and Professional Education (UC Davis) in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU). The project will lead/ support the development of educational resources and materials on the safe use of pesticides. The total funding for the project is about $6,000,000 with about $1,000,000 set aside for agricultural community-based projects. The team is led by Suzanne Forsyth (UC Davis) and Kaci Buhl (OSU). To learn more about pesticide worker safety, visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety.
- Dr. Jennifer Field received a grant from the Department of Defense titled: "Acquisition of State-of-the-Art UPLC-MS/MS Equipment."
- Dr. Robyn Tanguay received a grant from the National Institutes of Health/NIEHS Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental Health Research (RIVER) program titled: “The Discovering Chemical Activity Networks-Predicting Bioactivity Based on Structure.”
- Amy Cross was promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant.
- Dr. Stacey Harper was promoted to Professor.
- Brianna Rivera was awarded the 2021 Eric A. Andreasen Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship by Oregon State University.
- Brianna Rivera was awarded an internship with Integral Consulting for summer 2021.
- Brianna Rivera was awarded the Best Abstract Award from the Society of Toxicology Mixtures Specialty Section. Title: “A Novel Framework to Form Sufficiently Similar Mixtures from Environmental Exposure Data."
- Emerson Christie: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): protein binding and partitioning and sorption in light non-aqueous phase liquids." PI: Dr. Jennifer Field.
- Prarthana Shankar: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Elucidating the signaling events downstream of aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation in zebrafish." PI: Dr. Robyn Tanguay.
- Brianna Rivera was awarded the Risk Assessment Specialty Section’s 2021 Perry J. Gehring Risk Assessment Award for a Graduate Student for her abstract, “A Novel Framework to Form Sufficiently Similar Mixtures from Environmental Exposure Data."
- Dr. Siva Kolluri received a new National Institutes of Health R21 award for "Bcl-2 as a target in cancer."
- Dr. Jennifer Duringer received an award from the Agricultural Research Foundation for her project titled, "Method validation for measurement of cannabinoids in fat from livestock samples generated from projects investigating use of hemp as a feed source."
- Dr. Subham Dasgupta recently received two awards from the Society of Toxicology: 1. Dr. Dharm Singh Postdoctoral Fellow Best Abstract Award First Place, and 2. The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section 2nd Place Best Postdoctoral Award.
- Dr. Melissa Haendel named CAS 2020 STAY AT HOME HERO: Full Story.
- Dr. Jennifer Field and team received the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Project of the Year award for their project, “Key Fate and Transport Processes Impacting the Mass Discharge, Attenuation, and Treatment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Comingled Chlorinated Solvents or Aromatic Hydrocarbons.”
- Dr. Susan Tilton and Team received the Extramural Paper of the Month for December for the NIEHS Environmental Factor: https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2020/12/papers/dert/index.htm?utm_source=ef...
- Dr. Robyn Tanguay and Team received the Extramural Paper of the Month for November for the NIEHS Environmental Factor: https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2020/11/papers/dert/index.htm
- Sam Samon passed her toxicology preliminary exam.
Lindsay Wilson passed her PhD preliminary exam on October 16th.
Carrie Barton and Beth Siddens were awarded the EMT Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Awards.
Dr. Stacey Harper was awarded the College of Engineering Collaborative Research Award.
Dr. Jennifer Duringer is happy to announce a new grant award for "Sod webworm management in perennial grass seed production systems." Oregon Seed Council, Oregon State University Agricultural Research Foundation. Role: Co-Investigator (PI Kaur) $30,466. This project addresses two high priority areas of the Oregon Seed Council: ‘insect pest control: sod webworm’ and ‘research in fine fescues’ to develop IPM strategies to manage a damaging insect pest. The overall goal will be to collect data on sod webworm incidence and variation due to host preferences stemming from endophyte-derived insect resistance using fine fescue as the model species.
Dr. Melissa Haendel and Team are pleased to announce the receipt of the Notice of Award for their NIH NHGRI $10 million 5-year award, “A phenomics-first resource for interpretation of variants.” This will be a CEGS, a Centers of Genome Excellence program and is a feather for OSU, especially given that this is the only active National Human Genome Research Institute funding at OSU.
The OSU/EMT NIEHS T32 Training Grant “Integrated Regional Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences” has been renewed for another 5 years. This will constitute years 41-45 of this long-standing training program hosted by OSU. The renewed grant will provide $2.3M of funding for trainees by supporting six predoctoral trainees and three postdoctoral trainees annually. Dr. Craig Marcus and Dr. Siva Kolluri will serve as the new codirectors of the T32 training program. Dr. Robyn Tanguay and Dr. Dave Williams each served as previous leaders for this training grant.
The Tanguay Group has received $49,336 from the OSU Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) to support the purchase of the Rapid Large Field Gigapixel Imaging.
Jane La Du received OSU’s 2020 Outstanding Faculty Reseach Assistant Award.
Yvonne Rericha has passed her qualifying exam.
The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators has awarded Kaci Buhl the President's Award for her efforts to enhance the AAPSE. For more information: American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators
- Dr. Robyn Tanguay received the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Scientific Achievement Award 2020.
- Yvonne Rericha received a KC Donnelley Externship Award to investigate the effects of a representative PFAS and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) on the development and integrity of zebrafish brain vasculature. She will be hosted by Drs. Jessica Plavicki and Robbert Creton at Brown University.
- Dr. Susan Tilton promoted to Associate Professor. Susan Tilton is an Associate Professor in the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Ph.D. in Toxicology from Oregon State University. Before joining OSU in 2014, she was a Senior Scientist in Computational Biology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Tilton’s background is in molecular and computational toxicology with expertise in the development of advanced cell culture models for toxicity testing. Her current research focuses on improving predictions for chemical toxicity in humans from non-animal studies and understanding mechanisms of susceptibility from combined environmental factors contributing to lung disease.
- 2020 OSU Distinguished Professor Honoree: Dr. David Williams. Williams is the Linus Pauling Institute Helen P. Rumbel Professor for Cancer Prevention in the College of Agricultural Sciences. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of toxicology and is known for advancing research involving the detoxification of foreign chemicals. Over the past 30 years, he has secured more than $40 million in research funding from the National Instiututes of Health and other agencies. A major focus of Williams’ current research is the connection between diet and cancer. Williams is also a respected teacher and mentor, having developed and taught undergraduate courses and engaged deeply in graduate and postdoctoral training.
- Yvonne Chang: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Toxicogenomic biomarkers associated with PAH carcinogenic potential in a 3D in vitro bronchial epithelial model". PI: Dr. Susan Tilton.
- Serhan Mermer: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Optimization of Agrochemical Application Technologies, Strategies and Chemical Control of Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), Diptera: Drosophilidae as a Model Organism and Identification of Trisiloxane and Silane Surfactants in Agricultural Spray". PI: Dr. Jennifer Field.
- Dr. Bill Stubblefield’s research as published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is one of the top 10% most downloaded papers: https://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/etc.4561?elqCampaignId=27757&elqTrack=true&elq_cid=19105043&elq_mid=43484&utm_campaign=27757&utm_content=Batch1-Email-FY20-Q3-R-DG-TopDownloaded-Authors-W26CS&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eloquaEmail
- Dr. Stacey Harper’s research as published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is one of the top 10% most downloaded papers: https://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/etc.4349?elqCampaignId=27757&elqTrack=true&elq_cid=10995363&elq_mid=43484&utm_campaign=27757&utm_content=Batch1-Email-FY20-Q3-R-DG-TopDownloaded-Authors-W26CS&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eloquaEmail
Dr. Melissa Haendel was accepted to a prestigious leadership program for women in Medicine hosted by Drexel University:
- Martin Pearce: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "New Therapeutic Strategy to Overcome Therapy Resistance in Cancer". PI: Dr. Siva Kolluri.
- Justin Rewerts: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Consumer Products, Protocols, and Percutaneous Absorption". PI: Dr. Jennifer Field.
- Carolyn Poutasse: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "New Configurations of Silicone Passive Sampling Devices: Qualifying Feline and Firefighter Chemical Exposures". PI: Dr. Kim A. Anderson.
- Dr. Andrew Annalora's paper was selected for the cover of Drug Metabolism and Disposition April 2020. https://dmd.aspetjournals.org/content/48/4/272
- Toxicological Sciences Paper of the Year: "Comparative Analysis of Zebrafish and Planarian Model Systems for Developmental Neurotoxicity Screens Using an 87-Compound Library." Danielle Hagstrom, Lisa Truong, Siqi Zhang, Robyn Tanguay, Eva-Maria S. Collins.
- Undergraduate Teresa Valdez received funding from the College of Agricultural Sciences E .R. Jackman Internship Program for her project in the Tilton lab.
- Susan Tilton received an award from the Agricultural Research Foundation for her proposal, “A novel in vitro model to assess phytochemical intervention respiratory disease” for February 2020-2022.
- 2019-2020 CAS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients. Classified Employee and Professional Faculty Award went to Shawn Tucker.
- 2019-2020 CAS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients. F.E. Price Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research went to Dr. Jennifer Field.
- 2019-2020 CAS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients. Agricultural Research Foundation Distinguished Faculty Award went to Dr. Robyn Tanguay.
- Subham Dasgupta awarded "Best Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award" for SOT Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section 2020.
- Prarthana Shankar awarded a SOT 2020 Graduate Student Travel Support Award.
- EMT 2019 Peer Recognition Award Winners: Mary Mucia, Ricky Scott, Prarthana Shankar and Lisa Truong.
- Amber L. Kramer: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Atmospheric Fine Particulate Matter: Beyond the Primary Pollutant List". PI: Dr. Staci Simonich.
- Claudia Santillan: Successful PhD Defense. PI: Robyn Tanguay.
- Brianna Rivera: Successful PhD Defense. PIs: Dr. Susan Tilton and Dr. Kim A. Anderson.
- Alix Robel: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Quantification, Implications, and Stability in Consumer Products and Contaminated Groundwater". PI: Dr. Jennifer Field.
- Prarthana Shankar, Best Environment and Health Sciences Poster Award at the National Superfund Research Program meeting November 20, 2019
Prarthana Shankar is a finalist for the Society of Toxicology Carl C. Smith Graduate Student Award.
Prarthana Shankar awarded a Graduate Student Travel Support award to attend the Society of Toxicology 59th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California, March 15–19, 2020.
- 2019 Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologists (PANWAT) Awards
- Program leader Dr. Melissa Haendel awarded $8.8M grant to make cancer research accessible: https://www.kezi.com/content/news/OSU-awarded-88M-grant-to-make-cancer-research-accessible-564130931.html
- US EPA awarded a 1.9M award to Robert Tanguay, Lisa Truong, Jennifer Field and collaborators for “Systematic Evaluation of the Toxicity of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances”.
- OSU Researchers Dr. Stacey Harper and Dr. Susanne Brander to receive $3.3 million National Science Foundation grant to study microplastics impact on aquatic life. KVAL 13 Full Story
- Dr. Jennifer Field received SERDP funding for "Comprehensive Forensic Approach for Source Allocation of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances."
- Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet honored by a Career Recognition Symposium and Celebration, September 13, 2019. Dr. Kerkvliet joined the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology in 1995. During this time she has mentored many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that have gone on to successful scientific careers. For her excellence in mentoring she was presented with the Women in Toxicology Mentoring Award in 2014. Dr. Kerkvliet has served the scientific community as President of the Society of Toxicology Immunotoxicology Specialty Section and President of the Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicology and received the PANWAT Achievement Award in 2011.
- TEAM Tox recognizing Dr. Craig Marcus (faculty adviser 2008-2018) for his outstanding dedication, committment, and support of TEAM Tox.
- Katherine Lasdin, a graduate student working in Dr. Susanne Brander's lab, received a scholarship from DDFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) for her microplastics work.
- Michael Garland: Successful PhD Defense. Title: "Transcriptomic approaches for discovering regenerative and developmental regulatory networks in zebrafish”. PI: Dr. Robyn Tanguay.
- Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship celebrating 20 Year Anniversary. FSES
- Dr. William Baird's travel award was ratified by the Society of Toxicology. Established in June 2019, the purpose of this fund is to encourage the attendance of students, postdocs, or young investigators from the Pacific Northwest region to present their work at toxicology-oriented scientific meetings, such as the Annual Meeting of SOT. The fund will be used to support travel to the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology and/or other toxicology-oriented meetings. Proceeds of the fund will be used to provide one or more travel awards, designated the “Dr. William M. Baird Travel Award,” to defray travel expenses to attend a toxicology-oriented scientific meeting, such as the Annual Meeting of SOT. Use the online giving system or download the Donation form to make a gift to the Dr. William M. Baird Travel Award Fund. Society of Toxicology
- EMT Research Day Symposium, January 11, 2019: Environmental Public Health in the 21st Century
- 2018 Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologists (PANWAT) Awards.
- Erin Madeen was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the recent LPI Diet and Optimum Heath Conference here on campus. The title of Erin's presentation was "Cyp1b1 Status Modulates PAH-Induced Reproductive Toxicity in Male Mice Transplacentally Exposed to Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene: maternal diet Rich in Indole-3-Carbonal in Cyp1b1 WT and KO Mice." Her presentation focused on her research as a trainee in Dr. David Williams' Lab for Project ! of the OSU Superfund Research Program.
- Elizabeth Axton was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the recent LPI Diet and Optimum Heath Conference on campus in September 2015. Her presentation, which focused on her research in Dr. Fred Stevens' group, was titled "Vitamin C and allopurinol prevent nitrate tolerance in endothelial cells."
- Anna Chlebowski's presentation - "Developmental toxicity and AHR induction of nitrated PAHs" - received an award for the 2015 Young Scientist Award for the Best Oral Presentation at this summer's ISPAC annual meeting. Anna was the presenter and co authors were William bisson, Robyn Tanguay, and Staci Simonich.
- Dr. Robyn Tanguay has been awarded a new $300,000, 3-year grant from NSF entitled "Integrating nanoparticle design and in vivo testing to proactively reduce environmental impacts.
- Anna Chlebowski was awarded an F31 NRSA pre-doctoral training grant from NIEHS for her project entitled "Toxicology and environmental Occurrence of Novel Nitrated PAHs" working with Drs. Simonich and Tanguay.
- Amy Bortvedt, of Dr. Stacey Harper's laboratory, has been awarded an Undergradaute Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Summer 2015 Award for her proposal "Impacts of Nanoencapsulation on Pesticide Toxicity, Stability and Persistence."
- Joe Fisher has been promoted to Lt Col in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Service. For those of you unfamiliar with the Medical Service ranks, this is an especially important milestone promotion for selecting officers for future career paths and sustained professional service, so this is a very major professional recognition. Joe's research focus is in public health toxicology. He works with co-advisers Andy Houseman (PH) and Robyn Tanguay (EMT).
- Britton Goodale Receives 2013 Women's Center Student Award. Britton Goodale, working in Robyn Tanguay's Lab, received the 2013 Women's Center Student award. She was recognized for her PAH research contributions and publications. She has taken on leadership roles and is a trusted and dependable student worker in the Tanguay lab.
- Three Minutes to Change the World. Andy Larkin and Ed O'Donnell recently took part in Schlolars' Insights, a new program of the OSU Graduate School. Master's and doctoral students are asked to condense their research into a presentation no longer than three minutes. Andy's presentation is available on YouTube: OSU Scholars Insights 2013 Winners
- William Bisson selected for Halifax Project Taskforce and Evaluation International Committee on SLA Italian Research. William Bisson has been selected for the prestigious Evaluation International Committee on SLA Italian research (as an expert in Drug Discovery) and a leader of another international initiative in Cancer initiated in Canada. He will be a leader of one of the taskforces (Biomarker and Disruptive Validation) for a series of peer review papers to be pubished next year. William will lead an international team of scientists in this initiative. More information on this Halifax Project started by the Getting to Know Cancer Foundation in Canada is available at http://www.gettingtoknowcancer.org/taskforce_environment.php
- Jessica Phillips (Kolluri Lab) won first place in the Student Platform Presentation competition for her talk "Investigating the endogenous role for the AhR in the formation and development of tumors through the characterization of a novel mouse model of human cancer and in citro assays".
- Tod Harper (Williams Lab) The Awards & Honors Committee of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) selected Tod Harper’s presentation entitled “Analysis Of Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene Adduct Formation In A Transplacental Chemoprevention Model Using Stable Isotope Dilution UPLC-MS/MS” as this year’s Best New Investigator Poster Presentation, Runner-up.This is a merit-based award in recognition of the excellence of the awardee’s research, research progress, and promise as a long-term contributor to research in topics related to the mission of EMGS.
- Amy Jahr has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity award fro the OSU Research Office to support her summer 2013 research project entitled "Dectection of Fluorescently Labeled Lipoprotein and Determination of Protein Corona Composition on Iron Nanoparticles." Amy will be conducting this project in Dr. Stacey Harper's laboratory.
- Hannah Bulovsky was awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) award. Her project titled "The Impact of Stabilizing Compounds on the Particle Stability, Reactivity, and Toxicity of Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles for Groundwater Remediation" was one of only 10 proposals selected from over 40 proposals submitted this year. Hannah is a CBEE student working in Dr. Harper's lab.
- Cory Gerlach in the Tanguay lab has been selected to receive a highly competitive Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Award for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in Phoenix, AZ in March 2014.
- Dr. Anderson, in collaboration with Dr. Kincl in Public Heath at OSU, has been awarded a supplement through the OSU Environmental Health Sciences Center and the NIEHS Core Centers Program's 2013 Supplemental Program entitled "Effects of Unconventional Grass Drilling on Air Quality in Rural Appalachian Ohio".
- Zheng Zhou in Dr. Stacey Harper's research group has been awarded on of only 8 highly competitive Wei Family Scholarships for Fall Term 2013. This award is only given to students with very high GPA pursuing a degree in Science, Engineering or Math At OSU. He will receive $4000 to support his research in the Harper laboratory.
- Alix Robel, a student employee in Dr. Field's lab received an "Outstanding Poster Presentation Award" from the 2013 Northwest American Chemical Society. The title of Alix's poster was "Methamphetaine and Cocaine in Prison: Mass Loads in Wasterwater vs. Random Urinalyses".
- Erin Madeen of the Williams lab recently recieved a KC Donnelly Externship Award from NIEHS. The title of Erin's externship project is "Environmentally relevant pharmacodynamics of PAH DBC in human volunteers".
- Dr. Dave Stone and NPIC have received an additional $500,000 of supplemental funding to extend and fund NPIC for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year.
- Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet has received a DeLoach Work Scholarship from the University Honors College to support Lubna Khan for summer and Fall 2013 research in the Kerkvliet lab.
- Congratulations to TEAMTox on receiving $1000 from the E.R. Jackman Foundation to support their K-12 Outreach and Education activities and student travel to professional development meetings. The poster she presented was entitled, "In Vivo human pharmacokinetics of dibenzo[def,p]chrysene (DBC) following microdosing. Bridging the gap between high dose animal data and environmentally relevant human exposures". Erin also won the Diversity Advancement Pipeline Fellowship from the OSU Provost's office.
- Leah Chibwe awarded 2013 KC Donnelly Externship Award. Leah Chibwe, working in Dr. Staci Simonich's laboratory, has received a 2013 KC Donnelly Externship Award from NIEHS to conduct research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) with Dr. Michael Aitken. Leah is from Zambia and completing her second year as a doctoral student in Chemistry. Her research focuses on predicting and measuring the degradation of by-products from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at Superfund sites. This work utilizes state-of-the-art analytical chemistry including Comprehensive 2-Dimensional Gas Chromatography coupled to Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (GCxGC/ToF-MS).
- Erin Madeen, a graduate student in the Williams lab, has been selected to receive a travel award to the annual SOT meeting fromthe Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS). the award consists of 41500 and a plaque that acknoledges the award.
- Britton Goodale of the Tanguay lab has been selected to receive the 2013 OSU Women's Center Student Award in the graduate student category. The highly competitvie award was created to recognize female graduate students who have excelled in the areas of course work, research, publications, and leadership.
- Cory Gerlach has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity awards for his proposed project: "Defining the Toxicity of Flame Retardants". This work will be conducted over the 2013 term and mentored by Dr. Robyn Tanguay.
- Andy Larkin of the Baird lab has been selected to present in the first annual University-wide "Scholars Insight" event, a graduate student competition to communicate research impact. The working title of his presentation is "Developing smartphone apps for predicting and preventing exposure to atmospheric pollutants."
- Oleksii Motorykin has been selected to recieve a prestigious Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowship (ORISE) offer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health in Atkanta for the summer of 2013.
- Joey Pryor, a Biology Major and Toxicology Minor student in the Harper lab was awarded an Honors Experience Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to support his work - Toxicological and ecotoxicological investigations of dendrimers: nanomaterials with biomedical applications.
- Federico Sinche, graduate student in Dr. Stacey Harper's lab, was selected for a travel award from the Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists which will cover his travel to the annual SOT meeting in March 2013.
- Dr. Josie Bonventre was selected as the next post-doctoral represenative for the Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologist (PANWAT), our regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology. Josie is an NIEHS post doctoral trainee in Dr. Stacey Harper's lab.
- Dr. Kim Anderson's manuscript "Bridging environmental mixtures and toxic effect" was among the top 5 nominated articles for the inaugural year of the Environmental toxicology and Chemistry journal'a "Best Paper Award".
- Erin Madeen, working with Dr. Williams and Dr. Baird, has been awarded a 2013 OSU Diversity Pipeline Fellowship from the Provost's Office. This fellowship is designated to support graduate students who will be the pipeline to the future professoriate. the program is intended to create support opportunities which enhance campus efforts to recruit and retain meritorious graduate students from divergent and/or nontraditional backgrounds who have expressed interest in a career in univeristy teaching and/or research.
- Oleksii Motorykin, graduate student in Dr. Staci Simonich's lab, has been selected as a winner of an American chemical society 2013 Graduate Student Award in Environmental chemistry.
- Dan Koch, who recently defended his PhD thesis has accepted a post doctoral position at Stanford. He has also just been awarded a highly competitive Stanford University Training program in Tumor Biology fellowship for a project he wrote and submitted for funding: "Unique Cancer Stemp Cell Signature in Myc Addicted Progenitor Cells".
- Dr. Jennifer Field received a new grant from Oregon Best, entitled: "Solar Water Treatment for Storm Water/Rainwater." Dr. Field will collaborate with Puralytics, the company that developed a sunlight activated drinking water purifer using a nanotechnology coated mesh which is being deployed in the developing world.
- Dr. Kim Anderson has received funding from the Fogarty International Center fo the national Institutes of health for her grant award entitled "Exploratory Planning for a Proposed GEO Health Hub in the Alto Mayo Region (Peru)." the PI for the overal project is Paula North at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Anderson is co-Investigator on the project, with over half of the total budget coming to her project at OSU.
- 2012 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award. Dr. Stacey Harper has just received a five year, $1.9 million "ONES" award as an 'Outstanding New Environmental Scientist' from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
- LSU and OSU Co-host Workshop to Inprove Post-Disaster Communication. The Louisiana State University (LSU) and Oregon State University (OSU) Superfund Research Programs (SRP) co-hosted “Response, Recovery, and Resilience to Oil Spills and Environmental Disasters: Engaging Experts and Communities,” a symposium and workshop for community stakeholders, researchers, and policy makers. The purpose of the workshop was to enhance communication between experts and citizens, encouraging better monitoring and sharing of information concerning local environmental conditions following disasters.
- TEAM Tox visits Linus Pauling Middle School Science class. Four classes of 8th grade students at Linus Pauling Middle School recently completed a module about oil spills and the subsequent clean-up.
- Models take spotlight at council science talks (Environmental Factors - NIEHS News) Advances in animal models were the focus of two scientific presentations at the Sept. 11 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting. Zebrafish and mice have been model organisms in environmental health sciences for a long time, but today researchers are crafting bold innovations to advance their usefulness as vehicles for scientific inquiry into toxicity and disease. Council members were treated to exciting, informative talks by NIEHS Superfund Research Program grantee Robyn Tanguay, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and head of the Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory at Oregon State University; and lead researcher Jef French, Ph.D., head of the NTP Host Susceptibility Group within the Biomolecular Screening Branch.
- Dr. Stacey Harper has been selected to receive the 2012 L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars award. The L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty at Oregon State University and provides resources to stimulate creative advancements in teaching, research, and extended education. The theme of the award is to support creativity and innovation among the university’s top scholars and is supported by an endowment established by L.L. Stewart. This award provides $30,000 in financial support for faculty selected as a Stewart Scholar. Ten thousand of this amount will be awarded as a stipend to the faculty member, and $20,000 may be used for any allowable teaching, research, or extended education expenses, including faculty release time. During the year after completion of a Stewart Scholar Program, the awardee will deliver the L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholar Lecture. This Lecture (or workshop, if appropriate) will demonstrate or apply the accomplishments of the L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholar Program.
- Kristin Kamerud received a 2nd place award for undergraduate presentations at the annual North America SETAC meeting in November 2012. The title of her presentation was "Nickel beyond environmental exposures - stainless steel cookware's contribution to nickel exposure from cooked foods."
- TEAM TOX received a second competitive grant of $1000 from the E.R. Jackman Club. This award will be used to support continued outreach efforts and educational module development by TEAM TOX, as well as provide travel grants to TEAM TOX members.
- A manuscript published by Dr. nancy Kerkvliet: "AHR-mediated immunomodulation: the role of altered gene transcription" in Biochemical Pharmacology (2/15/2009) has been recognized as one of the TOP FIVE most cited articles in Biochemical Pharmacology for the publication period 2009-2011.