Time Event
7:30 – 8:15 AM Registration
8:15 – 8:20 AM

Opening Remarks 
Dr. Robert Tanguay | Distinguish Professor (EMT)

8:20 - 8:25 AM Dr. Staci Simonich | Associate Vice President for Research
8:25 - 8:30 AM Dr. Joyce Loper | Associate DeanCollege of Agricultural Sciences
8:35 – 10:30 AM    Environmental Exposures - Chair: Christine Ghetu
8:35 – 8:50 AM

Dr. Jennifer Field | Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
“Characterizing and Differentiating Sources of Human and Ecological Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)”

8:55 – 9:15 AM

Dr. Kim Anderson | Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
"Non-Invasive Personal Wristband Sampler to Assess Chemical Exposures"

9:20 – 9:40 AM

Dr. Emily Ho College of Public Health and Human Sciences
"Interactions between nutritional status and arsenic exposures across the lifespan"

9:45 – 10:05 AM

Dr. Perry Hystad | College of Public Health and Human Sciences
“Towards Personal Exposures:  How Technology is Changing Environmental Epidemiology”

10:10 – 10:30 AM

Ms. Sharia Ahmed | College of Public Health and Human Sciences
"Prenatal and Early Childhood Arsenic Exposure and Infectious Disease Outcomes in Early Childhood"

10:35 – 10:45 AM   Break
10:50 – 11:50 PM

Key Note Speaker - Dr. Stephen Rappaport | University of California Berkeley
"
Redefining 'environmental exposure' to discover causes of chronic disease"

11:50 – 1:25 PM Lunch – MU Ballroom
1:30 – 2:50 PM Environmental Impacts I - Chair: Mike Garland
1:30 – 1:50 PM

Dr. Tom Sharpton | Department of Microbiology
"Resolving the gut microbiome as an indicator and mediator of environmental exposure"

1:55 – 2:15 PM

Dr. Maude David | Department of Microbiology
"Children with autism and their typically-developing siblings differ in exact sequence variants and predicted functions of stool-associated microbes"

2:20 – 2:40 PM

Ms. Yvonne Chang | Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
"Testing a Pathway-Based Predictive Model to Classify Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Carcinogenic Potential "

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:10 PM Environmental Impacts II - Chair: Matt Slattery
3:00 – 3:20 PM

Dr. David Williams | Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
“Human as Models for Humans: Employing UPLC-Accelerator Mass Spectrometry to Determine Pharmacokinetics of Environmental Carcinogens”

3:25 – 3:45 PM

Ms. Prarthana Shankar | Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
"Combination of Developmental Toxicity and Transcriptomics in Zebrafish to Classify Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons"

3:50 – 4:10 PM

Dr. Javier Nieto | College of Public Health and Human Sciences
"Chronic kidney disease epidemic in Central America: possible environmental causes"

4:10 - 4:45 PM Debate
4:50 - 6:15 PM Adjourn to Poster Reception (in MU Ballroom)
6:20 PM  Awards