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EHSC Seminar Series

The Environmental Health Science Center seminar series has been temporarily postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. We will resume for the 2020-21 academic year. 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.  

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Initiation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Homaira Rahimi - University of Rochester, Asst. Professor, Pediatric Rheumatology

 Dec 18, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Science Kit Workshop: Developing environmental health literacy: Interactive, problem-based science kits for diverse audiences

Dina G. Markowitz, Ph.D. & Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D. - Life Sciences Learning Center & Community Outreach & Engagement Core

 Dec 06, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Targeting Nonsense Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis with Engineered tRNAs

Dr. John Lueck - Pharmacology & Physiology

 Dec 04, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307

Host: Dr. Tom Mariani, sponsored by the Dept of Pediatrics and the Lung Biology & Disease Program

Inhalation Injuries and Epithelial Progenitor Cell Function

Dr. Matthew D. McGraw - Pediatrics, URMC

 Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

NIH-FDA TCORS Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco in Western New York - Irfan Rahman ; Flavoring Toxicology and Lung Effects – Thivanka Muthumalage

Dr. Irfan Rahman & Thivanka Muthumalage - University of Rochester Medical Center, Professor, Environmental Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Public Health Sciences

 Nov 06, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Writing the Redox Code: Thioredoxin Signaling in Development and Disease

Dr. Peter Vitiello - Environmental Influences on Health & Disease Group Sanford Research Dept. of Pediatrics/University of South Dakota/Sanford

 Nov 01, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling early human lung development

Dr. Denise Al Alam - Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Investigator, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Assistant Professor of Research Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Oct 16, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Augusto Litonjua

Prenatal and Preconception Exposure to Cadmium – Changes to the Offspring’s Immune System

Dr. John B. Barnett - Chair/Professor, WVU Cancer Institute/School of Medicine, West Virginia University

 Oct 11, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Host: Dr. Paige Lawrence

Acrolein, the Necessary Toxicant

Dr. George D. Leikauf - Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh

 Oct 02, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Alison Elder

Arsenic Disrupts Cardiac EMT

Dr. Todd Camenisch - Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John Fisher College

 Sep 13, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Neuro-inflammatory Consequences of Inhaled Pollutants: Role of Circulating Factors

Dr. Matthew Campen - University of New Mexico

 May 31, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Host: Irfan Rahman

Annual Toxicology Retreat

Toxicology PhD Program

 May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Flaum Atrium, Adolph Auditorium

Epigenetic modulation of CD4+ T cell differentiation by trichloroethylene: implications for autoimmune disease

Dr. Sarah Blossom - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

 May 10, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Host: Paige Lawrence

The role of myoblast fusion as a methylmercury-sensitive target in neuromuscular development

Ashley Peppriell - PhD Candidate

 Apr 30, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Matthew Rand, Ph.D.

Exposure to a mixture of 23 endocrine disrupting chemicals used in unconventional gas and oil extraction impairs anti-viral immune response in Xenopus laevis tadpoles

Connor McGuire - PhD Candidate

 Apr 23, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

MicroRNAs as a Novel Therapy of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Mackenzie Palmer - PhD Candidate

 Apr 23, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Thesis Defense Seminar: Aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation during development reduces dendritic cell function later in life

Jessica L. Meyers - PhD candidate, Toxicology

 Apr 19, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium, 1-7619

Host: B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

The combinatorial impact of Pb exposure in an iron-deficient model

Janine Cubello - PhD Candidate

 Apr 16, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

The Cytoprotective Role of Nuclear Factor-erythroid 2-related Factor 2 (Nrf2) in Methylmercury Toxicity

Jakob Gunderson - PhD Candidate

 Apr 16, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Genomic imprinting: regulation and function in response to the developmental environment

Mike Cowley - North Carolina State University, Toxicology & Environmental Health Sciences

 Apr 12, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Host: Martha Susiarjo

Genomic imprinting: regulation and function in response to the developmental environment

Mike Cowley, Ph.D. - North Carolina State University, Toxicology & Environmental Health Sciences

 Apr 12, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-307

Host: Martha Susiarjo

Two Different Feed-Forward Loops That Contribute to Pulmonary Fibrosis Through Activation of Latent TGFβ

Tyler Bell - PhD Candidate

 Apr 09, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Neonatal Exposure to Concentrated Ultrafine Particulate Matter Produces Alterations in Serum Testosterone and Social Behavior

Tim Anderson - PhD Candidate

 Apr 09, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Vitamin B6 deficiency during pregnancy alters both maternal and offspring metabolism

Ashley Fields - PhD Candidate

 Apr 02, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

MRTF-A AND LDHA: Targets for Multi-Organ Fibrosis

Ashley Rackow - PhD Candidate

 Mar 26, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Molecular Imaging of Fibrosis

Sydney Montesi, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital

 Mar 20, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: R. Matthew Kottman, MD MS-CTR, Patricia Sime, MD

Regulation of hematopoietic stem cell proliferation by the aryl hydrocarbon receptor

Keegan Vaughan - PhD Candidate

 Mar 19, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Early life hyperoxic exposure, lung innate immune responses and development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and asthma

Dr. Antonia Popova - University of Michigan

 Mar 06, 2018 @ 10:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Gloria Pryhuber

Impact of pollution on health across the lifespan in Mongolia

David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH CHLA - Director, Developmental Biology, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapeutics program , Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Mar 06, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Patricia Sime, MD

Transgenerational Alteration of Methylation Profiles following Developmental Lead Exposure and Prenatal Stress

Kadijah Abston - PhD Candidate

 Mar 05, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Effects of diesel exhaust particles on the composition and integrity of the lung epithelial barrier

Tim Smyth - PhD Candidate

 Feb 26, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Immunomodulation via Ultraviolet Radiation

Sarah Phelan - PhD Candidate

 Feb 19, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

The Effect of Disease State and Environmental Insults on Nanoparticle Biodistribution

Candace Wong - PhD Candidate

 Feb 12, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Toxicology Thesis Defense: Consequences of Developmental Ethanol Exposure on Synaptic Plasticity, Microglial Phenotype, and Dendritic Spine Dynamics

Elissa L. Wong - PhD Candidate

 Feb 07, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Case Method Room (Room 1-9576)

Host: Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

The Role of Vitamin D in Airway Disease and Asthma Susceptibility

Augusto Litonjua, MD, MPH - Interim Professor - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, URMC

 Feb 06, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Tom Mariani, PhD

Investigating effects of EDC exposure on genomic imprinting of Ido1 and pregnancy maintenance

Jasmine Reed - PhD Candidate

 Feb 05, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Neonatal Hyperoxia Followed by Concentrated Ambient Ultrafine Particle Exposure Leads to Learning Deficits in C57B1/6J Mice

Keith Morris-Schaffer - PhD Candidate

 Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Novel Designs for Human Studies in Environmental Health Research: Relevance to Endocrine Disruptors

Russ Hauser, Ph.D. - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 Jan 25, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Todd Jusko

Age Dependent Effects of Ultrafine Particulate Matter Air Pollution on Learning and Memory in an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model

Katrina Jew - PhD Candidate

 Jan 22, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

12th Annual Lung Research & Trainee Day

Presented by the Lung Biology and Disease Program

 Jan 22, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Atrium/Class of '62 Auditorium

Modeling Toll-like Receptor 4-Mediated Apoptosis Resistance in Lung Fibroblasts to Investigate Pulmonary Fibrosis Pathogenesis

Kelly Hansen - PhD Candidate

 Jan 08, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Jacob Finkelstein, PhD