Environmental Factor, April 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Postdoc Brings Home SOT Awards
By Eddy Ball
NIEHS research fellow Xueqian (Shirley) Wang, Ph.D., received first-place prizes for her poster at the annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting, March 7-11 in Salt Lake City. Wang (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/ltp/intrareg/staff.cfm) has been part of the NIEHS Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology Intracellular Regulation Group, headed by Principal Investigator and Chief David Miller, Ph.D.(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/ltp/intrareg/index.cfm), for the past three years.
Wang was doubly fortunate with special interest group (SIG) and specialty section (SS) awards for her poster, "The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Regulates ABC [ATP-binding cassette] Transporters at the Blood-Brain Barrier." Her first honor came early in the meeting with the American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (AACT) (http://www.toxicology.org/isot/sig/aact/index.asp) SOT-SIG and Charles River Best Abstract Award of a plaque and $300. On March 10, Wang learned she had also won the first-prize Neurotoxicology SS Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Award (http://www.toxicology.org/ISOT/SS/neurotox/index.asp).
In her submission letter, Wang said, "Given the role of ABC transporters in drug pharmacokinetics, our research has important implications, especially with regard to the interactions between environmental contaminants and pharmacotherapy for both the CNS (central nervous system) and the periphery."
Citations: Wang X, Hawkins BH, Sykes D, Miller SD.. Laboratory of Pharmacology, NIH/NIEHS