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SRP Annual Meeting Poster Winners

Superfund Research Program

In addition to traditional presentations and plenary sessions, the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Annual Meeting includes a poster session to highlight cutting-edge science by SRP trainees. Each year, the poster competition provides an opportunity for graduate students to explain their innovative research findings and activities. On March 6 and 27, 2017, SRP will be holding a webinar series to feature the work of the 2016 winners.

Past poster winners include:

2016

Environmental Science and Engineering Poster Winners

  • Ruben Spitz, Brown University: "Breathable Vapor Toxicant Barriers Based on Multilayer Graphene Oxide"

  • James Sanders, University of Maryland, Baltimore County: "Development of a Novel Passive Sampling Strategy for Methylmercury in Sediments and Soils"

  • Elisabeth Feld-Cook, Louisiana State University: "The Effect of Metal Speciation in Fly Ash on Environmentally Persistent Free Radical (EPFR) Formation"

Health Sciences Poster Winners

  • Elana Elkin, University of Michigan: "Effects of the Trichloroethylene Metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine on Mitochondrial Function in Human Cytotrophoblasts"

  • Stephanie Kim, Boston University: "Understanding Tributyltin, an Environmental Obesogen, in Its Engagement of Nuclear Receptor Pathways and Molecular Gene Targets Using Transcriptomics"

  • Hao Wang, University of Washington: "Cadmium Impairs Adult Neurogenesis, Hippocampus-Dependent Memory, and Olfactory Memory in Mice"

  • 2015

    Environmental Science and Engineering Poster Winners

    • Andrew Cooper, University of California, San Diego: "Identification of new components in cadmium specific signaling networks"

    • Jing Sun, Columbia University: "Use of reactive transport modeling for understanding and designing the magnetite based arsenic immobilization strategy"

    Health Sciences Poster Winners

    • Oluwadamilare Adebambo, North Carolina State University (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill SRP Center): "Synergistic Induction of Metal-Responsive and Oxidative Stress Gene Biomarkers in Placental JEG-3 Cells by Arsenic & Cadmium Mixtures from Hazardous Waste Sites"

    • William Klaren, University of Iowa: "Progression of micronutrient alteration and hepatotoxicity following acute PCB126 exposure"

    2014

    Environmental Science and Engineering Poster Winners

    • Alden Adrion, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: "Screening Nonionic Surfactants for Enhanced Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soil"

    • Angela Gutierrez, University of Kentucky: "Development of polyphenolic nanocomposite materials for rapid removal of organic pollutants from contaminated water sources"

    Health Sciences Poster Winners

    • Peter William Dornbos, Michigan State University: "The Effects of Genetic Variability on the Shape of a Dose-Response Curve: 2,3,7,8 TCDD induced Suppression of CD40L-activated Human Primary B Cells"

    • Sarah Ann Carratt, University of California, Davis: "Cytotoxicity following naphthalene exposure in microsomal epoxide hydrolase deficient mice"

    2013

    Environmental Science and Engineering Poster Winners

    • Jing Sun, Columbia University: "Arsenic In-Situ Immobilization by Magnetite Formation within Contaminated Aquifer Sediments"

    • Leslie Knecht, University of Miami: "Sensing Environmental Contaminants with Paper-Based Platforms"

    • Minghui Gui, University of Kentucky: "Chloro-Organic Detoxification by Membrane Supported Iron/Iron Oxide System"

    Health Sciences Poster Winners

    • Daniel Gusenleitner, Boston University: "Rodent-based Toxicogenomic Models of Hepatocarcinogenicity"

    • Fabian Grimm, University of Iowa: "High-affinity Interactions between Human Transthyretin and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sulfates – Implications for Thyroid Disruption and the Development of Anti-amyloid Therapeutics"

    • Peter Wagner, Harvard University: "RNA-seq Gives Insights into Lead Neurotoxicity in Neural Stem Cells"

    2012

    Environmental Science and Engineering Poster Winners

    • Timothy Jobe, University of California, San Diego: "Regulation of a High Affinity Sulfate Transporter in Glutathione Biosynthesis Mutants Exposed to Cadmium and Arsenic"

    • Sahar Fathordoobadi, University of Arizona: "How Arsenic Fate is Coupled to Sulfur Biomineral Formation in Landfills"

    • Daniel Brown, Duke University: "Sublethal embryonic exposure to complex PAH mixtures alters later life behavior and swimming performance in Fundulus heteroclitus"

    Health Sciences Poster Winners

    • Caitlin Howe, Columbia University: "Interplay between S-adenosylmethionine, folate, cobalamin, and arsenic methylation in Bangladesh"

    • Chase Williams, University of Washington: "Effects of Cadmium on Olfactory Mediated Behaviors and Molecular Biomarkers in Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)"

    • Erika Fritsch, University of California, Davis: "Non-coplanar PCBs and Ca2+ Signaling in Teleost Species: Addressing Comparative Mechanisms of Toxicity and Developed Resistance in New Bedford Harbor"

    2011

    Environmental Science and Engineering Poster Winners

    • Corin Hammond, University of Arizona: "Biogeochemical Transformation of Metal(loid)s during Phytostabilization of Iron King Mine Tailings, Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona"

    • Dena Cologgi, Michigan State University: "Novel Mechanism of Uranium Reduction via Microbial Nanowires"

    • Richard Meggo, University of Iowa: "Rhizosphere Biotransformation Products of Selected PCB Cogeners"

    Health Sciences Poster Winners

    • Fabian Grimm, University of Iowa: "Sulfated Metabolites of Polychlorinated Biphenyls are High-Affinity Ligands for Human Transthyretin"

    • Lauren Tetz, University of Michigan (Northeastern University SRP Center): "Mono-2-Ethylhexyl Phthalate-Induced Oxidative Stress in Human Placental Cells"

    • Bei Zhang, University of Kentucky: "Cerebrovascular Toxicity of PCBs Bound to Nanoparticles in the Experimental Stroke Model"

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