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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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Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: MYC disruption of the circadian clock in early non-small cell lung cancer development

Brian J. Altman, Ph.D. - Department of Biomedical Genetics University of Rochester

 Dec 17, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

TNF-α Drives Progressive Obliterative Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Represents a Novel Model of Connective-Tissue Disease Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (CTD-PAH)

Benjamin Korman, M.D. - Department of Medicine Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology University of Rochester

 Nov 19, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

EHSC Seminar Series: Mechanisms of Environmentally Induced and Inherited Epigenetic Effects

Patrick Murphy - Department of Biomedical Genetics, URMC

 Nov 07, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Breaking the Bubble: Community Collaboration to Address Environmental Health Disparities

Katrina Korfmacher, PhD - Associate professor of environmental medicine

 Oct 28, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

EHSC Seminar Series: Dissecting the epigenetic machinery underlying the memory of chemical exposure

Patrick Allard, PhD - UCLA EpiCenter on Epigenetics, Reproduction, and Society UCLA Institute for Society & Genetics

 Oct 17, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: EC-SOD regulation of redox sensitive signaling in pulmonary vascular diseases

Eva Nozik Grayck, M.D. - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Research Lab

 Oct 15, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Environmental Medicine PhD Defense Seminar: Learning and Memory Deficits Following Ambient Ultrafine Particulate Matter Exposure in an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model

Katrina R. Jew - Toxicology PhD Student

 Oct 15, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Research supervised by Alison C. P. Elder, PhD

EHSC Seminar Series: Functionally adapting to an oxygen environment at birth: A maladaptive response later in life

Dr. Michael O'Reilly - UR/Dept. of Pediatrics-Neonatology

 Oct 10, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Lung Biology Research Seminar Series: Crosstalk between monocytes and endothelial cells in progression of pulmonary artery hypertension

Jinjiang Pang, B. Med., Ph.D. - Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute University of Rochester

 Oct 01, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Celebrating the publication of “Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities”

Written by Katrina Smith Korfmacher, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Center Community Engagement Core

 Sep 26, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Saunders Research Bulding | Atrium

EHSC Seminar Series: A fishy story: Uncovering the molecular interactions between pulmonary lipid metabolism and environmental lung diseases

Kym Gowdy - Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, East Carolina University

 Sep 26, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Environmental Medicine Faculty Candidate: Identifying novel gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s disease

Briana Rae De Miranda Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases University of Pittsburgh

 Sep 23, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | EHSC Conference Room (4-8820)

EHSC Seminar Series: Identifying sources of and evidencebased strategies for mitigating pathogen contamination in farm and freshwater environments

Dan Weller - Postdoc with Sally Thurston and Tanzy Love

 Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Toxicology PhD Defense: Contribution of Toll-like receptor 4 signaling to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis: Origins of fibroblast apoptosis resistance

Kelly M. Hanson - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Jul 29, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: (Research supervised by Jacob Finkelstein, PhD)

Toxicology Retreat: The Effects Of Phthalate Exposure On Female Reproduction

Jodi Flaws, PhD - University of Illinois, Urbana

 May 30, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

Effective Science and Risk Communication: Insights from the National Academies

Dr. David Butler - Health and Medicine Division; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

 May 23, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | EHSC Conference Room (4-8820)

High-resolution metabolomics: Advanced blood chemistry for sequencing the human exposome

Dr. Douglas Walker - Dept. of Environ Med & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

 May 09, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Host: Dr. Mark Utell

Consider the Lung as a Sensory Organ

Dr. Xin Sun - University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics

 May 07, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Michael O'Reilly

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Investigating the influence of developmental origins on bone matrix composition

Emily Quarato - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 May 06, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Effects of Thyroid Hormone Disruptors on Tadpole Innate Immune system during Response to Mycobacterium Marinum Infection

Alexandra Strohm - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 May 06, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Developmental Neurotoxicity of Ultrafine Air Pollutant Byproducts

Alyssa Merrill - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 29, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Multiwalled carbon nanotubes induce cytotoxicity and oxidative stress in human lung cells

Joseph Lucas - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 29, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Tox 558 Seminar Series: JUUL flavors produce trace metals and reactive oxygen species, potentially eliciting differential oxidative stress and inflammatory responses

Thomas Lamb - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 22, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Investigating the Role of the Notch target gene Enhancer of Split m? in mediating Methylmercury toxicity in muscle development

Ian Krout - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 22, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Consider the Lung as a Sensory Organ

Dr. Xin Sun - University of California, San Diego, Professor, Pediatrics and Biological Sciences

 Apr 16, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Tox 558 Seminar Series: The tissue-specific developmental role of CncC (Nrf2) in response to methylmercury-induced toxicity

Jakob Gunderson - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 15, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Matthew Rand, PhD)

Indecent Exposure? Investigating the relationship between respiratory viruses and nanomaterials

Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D. - University of Florida Dept. of Environmental & Global Health

 Apr 11, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | EHSC Conference Room (4-8820)

The Dermal Toxicity and Immunomodulatory Effects of Topically Applied Engineered Nanomaterials in a Model of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Brian Palmer - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 10, 2019 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Host: (Research supervised by Lisa DeLouise Ph.D.)

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Exposure to a mixture of suspected thyroid disrupting chemicals alters metamorphic remodeling of the adaptive immune system in Xenopus laevis

Connor McGuire, MSc - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 08, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Jacques Robert, Ph.D.)

The Airway Epithelium in Chemical-Induced Lung Disease: A Sentient Sentinel or Masked Marauder?

Dr. Matthew McGraw - University of Rochester Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

 Apr 02, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Dysregulated Lactate Metabolism Offers Novel Therapeutic Targets for Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis

Mackenzie Palmer - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Apr 01, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Patricia Sime, M.D.)

Tox 558 Seminar: Methylmercury & Muscle Development: Investigating Targets Across The Myotendinous Junction of Drosophila

Ashley Peppriell - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Mar 25, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Matthew Rand, M.D.)

Emerging mass spectrometry (MS)-based technologies for multi-scale mapping of the lung

Dr. Charles Ansong - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Senior Research Scientist, Integrative Omics group Biological Division

 Mar 19, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Ravi Misra

From the brain to the cell… Lead exposure under iron deficiency

Janine Cubello - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Mar 18, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.)

To Eat or Not to Eat? How Environmental Health Knowledge and Beliefs Influence Consumption of Contaminated Fish

Dr. Kathleen Gray - Assoc. Dir. for Outreach and Public Service Clinical Assistant Professor UNC Institute for the Environment

 Mar 07, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Plasticity of lymphatics in lung disease

Dr. Donald McDonald - University of California, San Francisco, Professor Cardiovascular Research Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Department of Anatomy

 Mar 05, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Arshad Rahman

Tox 558 Seminar: Targeting the proton sensing GPCR OGR1 to inhibit myofibroblast differentiation

Tyler Bell - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Mar 04, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Robert Mathew Kottmann MD, MS-CTR and Patricia J. Sime MD)

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Paraquat Inhalation, a Translational Route of Exposure, Results in Sex-specific Alterations in Locomotor Behavior and Midbrain Tyrosine Hydroxylase Concentrations

Tim Anderson - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Feb 25, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.)

Mammalian organogenesis: Making blood before a blood stem cell

Dr. James Palis - UR/Pediatrics

 Feb 19, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Tox 558 Seminar: Differential regulation of Ahr expression controls hematopoietic stem cell proliferation

Keegan Vaughan - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Feb 18, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.)

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women's Health: A Translational Epidemiological Approach to Environmental Reproductive Health

Tamarra James-Todd, Ph.D., MPH - Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology

 Feb 14, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Tox 558 Seminar: Mechanisms of Fibrosis Across Organ Systems

Ashley Rackow - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Feb 11, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Patricia J. Sime, M.D.)

Lung Megakaryocyte is a Novel Antigen Presenting Cell

Daphne Pariser - Ph.D. student, UR Microbiology & Immunology

 Feb 05, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Tox 558 Seminar: Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying the transgenerational inheritance of Pb toxicity

Kadijah Abston - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Feb 04, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: (Research supervised by Xin Li, Ph.D.)

PhD Thesis Defense: Neurotoxicological Consequences of Developmental Exposure to Hyperoxia and Ultrafine Ambient Particulate Matter: Concurrent Risk Factors of Premature Birth

Keith Morris-Schaffer - Ph.D. student, Toxicology

 Feb 04, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Host: (Research supervised by Deborah Cory-Slechta Ph.D.)

Tox 558 Seminar: Vitamin B6 deficiency negatively influences glucose tolerance during pregnancy

Ashley Fields

 Jan 28, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Research supervised by Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.

The mammary gland: a sensitive target to environmental endocrine disruptors

Suzanne E. Fenton, Ph.D. - National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences Division of the National Toxicology Program

 Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 4-8820

Neonatal and juvenile immune responses to lower respiratory tract gram negative bacteria

Dr. Sharon Ann McGrath-Morrow - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship program, Professor of Pediatrics

 Jan 15, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Effects of diesel exhaust particles on the composition and integrity of the lung epithelial barrier

Timothy Smyth

 Jan 14, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: (Research supervised by Steve Georas, M.D.)

11th Annual Lung Research and Trainee Day: Building and repairing the lung at single cell level

Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology

 Jan 11, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (Rm. 3-6408)

Host: Dr. Michael O’Reilly

Tox 558 Seminar Series: Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and pregnancy outcomes: mechanisms related to maternal-fetal immune tolerance

Jasmine Reed

 Jan 07, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: (Research supervised by Martha Susiarjo, Ph.D.)