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Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Alumni

Award Year Name Institution Title
2011 Lauren Aleksunes Rutgers University, New Brunswick Disposition of environmental chemicals during pregnancy
2008 Jesus Araujo University of California, Los Angeles Effects of particulate air pollution on HDL function and atherosclerosis
2006 Thomas Begley State University of New York, Albany The Roles of Trm9 and tRNA methylation in the DNA damage response
2006 Michelle Bell Yale University National assessment of the mortality and morbidity effects of tropospheric ozone
2015 Kara Bernstein University of Pittsburgh Replication fork dynamics and repair by Rad51 paralogues after DNA alkylation
2010 Jason Bielas Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Mechanisms of environmental and nuclear and mitochondrial mutagenesis
2009 Michelle Block Virginia Commonwealth University Protein radicals in microglia: environmental mechanisms of chronic neurotoxicity
2006 Michael Borchers University of Cincinnati Shared mechanisms of pulmonary lymphocyte activation by bacteria and toxicants
2008 Aaron Bowman Vanderbilt University Gene-environment interactions between manganese exposure and Huntington disease
2010 Jared Brown East Carolina University Mechanisms of mast cell directed carbon nanotube toxicity
2007 A. Brent Carter University of Iowa Asbestosis is regulated by Rac1-mediated mitochondrial H2O2 levels
2009 Yu Chen New York University School of Medicine Genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular effects of arsenic exposure
2006 Stephania Cormier Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center New Orleans Combustion generated PM0.1 and predisposition to asthma
2010 Sarah Delaney Brown University Inflammation as a mediator of dynamic DNA mutations
2007 Wenbin Deng University of California, Davis Oligodendrocytes, glutamate receptors, and lead neurotoxicity
2009 Dana Dolinoy University of Michigan, Ann Arbor In utero exposure to bisphenol A: effects on the fetal epigenome
2012 Ulrike Dydak Purdue University Neuroimaging for early diagnosis of manganese toxicity
2007 Cheryl Fattman University of Pittsburgh The role of ECSODF in lung repair after silica-induces injury
2010 Rebecca Fry University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill In utero exposure to arsenic, links to epigenetic alterations and disease
2011 Stacey Harper Oregon State University Integrative studies to define drivers of nanomaterial toxicity
2006 Sven-Eric Jordt Yale University TRPA1 channels in sensory neurons as targets for environmental irritants
2010 Yu-ying He University of Chicago Mechanisms of UVA-induced skin cancer
2008 John Hollingsworth Duke University Ozone primes pulmonary innate immunity
2009 James Luyendyk University of Kansas Medical Center Mechanisms of xenobiotic-induced biliary inflammation and fibrosis
2011 Joel Meyer Duke University The role of mitochondrial damage in neurodegeneration
2009 Scott Mcculloch North Carolina State University The role of human DNA polymerase eta in the mutagenic response to oxidative stress
2015 Dana Miller University of Washington Mechanisms of hydrogen-sulfide effects on the epigenetic landscape
2006 Gokhan Mutlu University of Chicago Mechanisms of airborne particulate matter induced thrombosis
2007 Laura Niedernhofer University of Pittsburgh The contribution of DNA interstrand crosslinks to aging
2007 Timothy Nurkiewicz West Virginia University Remote microvascular dysfunction after particulate matter exposure
2008 Marie O'Neill University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Air pollution, inflammation and preterm birth: A mechanistic study in Mexico City
2006 Patricia Opresko University of Pittsburgh Mechanisms of telomeric DNA loss and repair
2007 Heather Patisaul North Carolina State University Raleigh Endocrine disruption of the hypothalamic signaling that regulates puberty
2011 Brandon Pierce University of Chicago A study of telomeres in an arsenic-exposed Bangladesh cohort
2011 Christy Porucznik University of Utah Peri-conceptional biomonitoring
2007 Heather Stapleton Duke University Children's exposure to flame retardants: effects on thyroid hormone regulation
2008 Jingbo Pi The Hamner Institutes Paradoxical roles of Nrf2 activation in arsenic-induced beta-cell dysfunction
2010 Jill Poole University of Nebraska Medical Center Role of pattern recognition receptors in organic dust-induced airway inflammation
2007 Jason Richardson University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Mechanisms of pesticide-induced neurobehavioral deficits: relevance to ADHD
2010 Joseph Shaw Indiana University, Bloomington Effects of environmental contamination on gene copy number variation: Molecular b
2008 Angela Slitt University of Rhode Island Effect of nutritional status on MRP2 expression and biliary excretion of bisphenol
2010 Alexander Star University of Pittsburgh Investigations and mitigation of carbon nanomaterial toxicity
2012 Vishal Vaidya Brigham and Women's Hospital Role of SMOC2 in kidney fibrosis
2006 Donna Zhang University of Arizona The protective role of Nrf2 against arsenic-induced toxicity and carcinogenicity
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