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EHSC Seminar Series

The Environmental Health Science Center seminar series will resume for the 2020-2021 starting in Sept 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all seminars will be conducted virtually through Zoom until further notice. Please contact Dr. Martha Susiarjo to discuss potential speakers. Please see the University of Rochester’s Medical Center COVID-19 web page for the latest updates, resources for avoiding infection, what to do if you think you may be infected, and visitor restrictions at our hospital.


The Department of Environmental Medicine and NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Center Presents Faculty Candidate: Mechanisms of phthalate toxicity during fetal testis development

Daniel Spade, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Brown University

 Dec 11, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Integrating Epidemiology and Toxicity Testing with a Whole Mixture Strategy for Risk Assessment: A Case Study

Dr. Chris Gennings - Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

 Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Specialized Pro-Resolving Lipid Mediators in Inflammatory Lung Disease. New opportunities for therapies

Patricia Sime, M.D. - Chief, Department of Medicine, URMC

 Nov 21, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

PhD Defense: Myogenic Targets of Methylmercury Toxicity During Development

Lisa M. Prince - PhD Candidate

 Nov 17, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Early Life Exposures and Child Neurobehaivor in the New Bedford Cohort

Dr. Susan Korrick - Dept. of Environmental Health Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 Nov 09, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Host: Dr. Sally Thurston

New insights into Protective Innate Immunity in the Lung

Burton Dickey, MD - Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

 Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Steve Georas, MD

Assessing disease in war fighters exposed to toxic burn pit smoke

Thomas Thatcher & Collynn Woeller - University of Rochester Medical Center

 Oct 03, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Richard Phipps, PhD

HORMESIS: Adaptive Responses in Biology and Medicine

Edward Calabrese, Ph.D. - U. Massachusetts/Amherst Public Health/Health Sciences

 Sep 01, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Human Lung Fibroblasts Produce and Respond to Pro-Resolving and Anti-Fibrotic Prostaglandins

PhD Defense: Shannon Lacy - PhD Candidate

 Jun 28, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Monitoring personal exposure to nanomaterials: Field application of real-time particle counters (>4.5 nm) utilizing innovative and versatile water-based CPC technology

J. E. Lockey, M.D. - U. Cincinnati Dept. of Environmental Health

 Jun 01, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Temporal variability of environmental chemical urinary biomarkers – how predictive is a single sample?

Susan Teitelbaum, Ph.D. - Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

 May 18, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Lung Biology Pilot Project Awardees

Drs. Sherry Spinelli, Kelley Madden and Timothy Chapman

 Apr 18, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Early Life Exposure to Radical Containing Particulate Matter Suppresses Host Response to Influenza

Stephania Ann Cormier, Ph.D. - University of Tennessee Health Science Center Dept. of Pediatrics

 Apr 13, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Generating a molecular atlas of lung development in: An overview of the multidisciplinary LungMAP program

Dr. Ravi Misra - Dept. of Pediatrics/Neonatology, University of Rochester

 Apr 04, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Environmental impact on skeletal muscle maintenance and regeneration: stem cell nature or niche

Dr. Aaron Barchowsky - University of Pittsburgh

 Mar 23, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Utilizing mouse genetic diversity to identify novel pathways in allergic airway disease

Dr. Samir Kelada - University of North Carolina

 Mar 21, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Epigenetic engineering for lung disease

Dr. Alexey V. Fedulov - Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 Mar 07, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Effects of Nanoparticle-containing Chemical-Mechanical Planarization Slurries Following Inhalation Exposures

Alison Elder, Ph.D. - University of Rochester Dept. of Environmental Medicine

 Feb 16, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

CRM1 (Exportin 1) Inhibitors, Leptomycin B and Curcumin, Alter CRMS1’s Subcellular Distribution

Khatera Rahmani - PhD Candidate

 Feb 13, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Case Method Room (1-9576)

Is pregnancy an appropriate time to intervene in order to improve long-term offspring health?

Kevin J. Pearson, Ph.D. - University of Kentucky

 Jan 19, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Lessons from the Marfan Lung: TGF-beta, Angiotensin & Lung Repair

Enid Neptune, MD - Johns Hopkins University

 Jan 09, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor signaling regulation of allergic inflammation

Dr. Stokes Peebles - Vanderbilt University

 Jan 03, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)