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Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Anna Z. Pollack

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Talk Title: "Adipose to serum ratio of persisent endocrine disrupting chemicals and endometriosis" Bio: Anna Pollack’s research focuses on the relationship between environmental chemical exposures and fertility, pregnancy, and gynecologic health. Prior to joining George Mason University in 2013, Dr. Pollack trained in reproductive and environmental epidemiology, and epidemiologic methods. She received her PhD in…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Emma Rosi

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Talk Title: "Pharmaceuticals and personal care products as agents of ecological change" Bio: Dr. Rosi’s research focuses on how human activities affect aquatic life and water quality in diverse ecosystems around the world. Her work examines aquatic ecosystem health with a focus on ecosystem function and food webs. She has conducted ground-breaking research on how…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Andrew Pospisilik

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Talk Title: "Genes, environment and a roll of the dice: Epigenetic mechanisms of metabolic disease variation." Bio: Dr. J. Andrew Pospisilik is a leading expert in the study of how the epigenome regulates complex trait variation as well as disease susceptibility and heterogeneity. He earned his B.Sc. with honors and his Ph.D. in Physiology from…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Staci D. Bilbo

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Talk Title: "Prenatal environmental stressors synergize to impact neuroimmue function and behavior in male mice: relevance for neurodevelopmental disorders" Bio: Dr. Staci Bilbo is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology at Duke University whose research is broadly focused on the mechanisms by which the immune and endocrine systems interact with the…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Edward Miao

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Talk Title: "Exploding cells by proptosis to eradicate intracellular infection" Bio: Dr. Edward Miao’s MD/PhD degree program, focusing my clinical electives on infectious disease and immunology. Although he did not pursue a residency, his MD training has instructed the trajectory of his research program. Dr. Miao has a broad whole-body foundation of anatomy and physiology…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Martha Susiarjo

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Talk Title: "Environmental modulators of tryptophan metabolism and maternal health" Bio: Martha Susiarjo graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 with a PhD in Genetics. During her PhD training, she worked with Patricia Hunt on the impacts of bisphenol A exposure on meiotic aneuploidy in mouse germ cells. She continued with a postdoctoral training…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Steve Roberts

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Talk Title: "APOBEC3A-induced mutagenesis during cancer development and treatment" Bio: Dr. Steven A. Roberts is an associate professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University in Pullman, WA where his lab studies mechanisms of mutagenesis during cancer development.  His interests in DNA damage, DNA repair, and mutation began during his Ph.D. research…

Toxicology Seminar with Dr. Anne Starling

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Talk Title: “Designing epidemiologic studies of exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and antibody response to vaccination” Bio: Dr. Starling is an environmental epidemiologist with a focus on chemical exposures during critical periods of the lifecourse and their influence on chronic disease risk, including epigenetic mechanisms. In her recent work with the Center for…