March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

Table of Contents

Message from Chair
Call for Abstracts
Call for Symposium Proposals for 2022 and 2023 meetings
ACS TOXI 25th Anniversary Logo Contest (deadline extended until March 31)
Articles by Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows from Fall 2020 ACS Meeting


Message from Chair

Greetings to all TOXI members. I am pleased to share the details of the upcoming virtual half-day Minisymposium on Friday, March 26, 2021, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST). This meeting on the overall theme “Cellular Stress and Metabolism” will include scientific talks by Rebecca Fry, (UNC Chapel Hill), Clementina Mesaros (U. Penn), Kate Carroll (Scripps), followed by Meet the Speakers social and an Open Meeting. Meeting registration is free and open to all members and non-members. Please invite your colleagues to register before March 25th!

The Fall 262nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, GA (Aug 22, 2021 – Aug 26, 2021) will be conducted as a combination of virtual and in-person formats. The theme of the national meeting is Resilience of Chemistry. The TOXI keynote address will be delivered by Patrick Breysse from the Centers for Disease Control. The Founders’ Award symposium will be organized by the awardee John Essigmann, MIT.  The CRT Young Investigator award winner is Christie Sayes.

Thematic symposia include (1) TOXI at 25: 25th anniversary symposium, (2) thinking outside the well: novel assays in drug discovery and development, co-sponsored with MEDI, (3) harnessing the microbiome for disease prevention and therapy, and (4) toxicants and cellular aging, co-sponsored with BIOL.

The Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Symposium and Topics sessions and the poster session will accept presentations from submitted abstracts. Abstract submission is now open and closes on April 12. Application details for travel awards and registration scholarships will be announced later. This will be a great opportunity for publishing and mentoring of young scientists.

We are looking forward to seeing you virtually or in Atlanta!

Natalia Tretyakova
Chair, ACS Division of Chemical Toxicology

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is open for the Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta, GA and online on August 22-26.  We have three open sessions in which scientists can submit abstracts.

Student & Post-Doctoral Scholar Symposium is an oral session for students and post-docs.  Individuals present 15-minute talks with 5 minutes of discussion.

Topics in Chemical Toxicology is an oral session in which scientists present 15-minute talks with 5 minutes of discussion.

General Posters is a poster session that occurs during our Division Reception.

Submit abstracts at

Abstract submission deadline is April 12.
We hope to see you virtually or in Atlanta!
The division plans to continue the travel fellowship program as last year! Please stay tuned!

Spring 2021 ACS Division of Chemical Toxicology Mini-symposium/Meeting

Registration closes on March 25th!

Registration Link:

March 26, 2021, 10:00am to 1:00pm (EST)

Open to everyone

Virtual Meeting by Zoom (link to be provided with registration)

Cellular Stress and Metabolism (15 min talks, 5 min questions)

10:00 am Rebecca Fry, (UNC Chapel Hill)

“The placenta: sensor, recorder and transducer of toxics in the environment”

10:20 am Clementina Mesaros (U. Penn)

“Role of bioactive sphingolipids in neurodegeneration after pesticides exposure”

10:40 am Kate Carroll (Scripps)

“Reactivity-based approaches for site-specific proteomic analysis of cysteine oxidation”

11:00 am Meet the Speakers/Social

11:20 am Open Meeting – Plans for Fall 2021 ACS Meeting and Future Meetings

  • Preliminary Fall 2021 Symposia
  • 25th anniversary TOXI Logo Contest
  • Innovative Program Grant Proposal
  • Student and Postdoc Fall 2021 ACS Registration Fellowships

Call for Symposium Proposals for 2022 and 2023 meetings

Planning the TOXI program for each ACS national meeting begins 18 months in advance of the meeting. We are inviting symposium proposals for the August 2022 (Chicago, IL) and August 2023 (San Francisco, CA) meetings. The symposium proposal form is at: under Symposium Proposals.

Get involved and make sure TOXI programming is of wide interest!

ACS TOXI 25th Anniversary Logo Contest

The deadline has been extended until March 31! For details, please follow the link

You can win a member registration fee for the ACS Fall 2021 National Meeting!!

Student and Postdoc Fall 2021 ACS Registration Fellowships – Chemical Research in Toxicology Publications


To encourage the participation of young TOXI scientists and to facilitate the interactions between trainees and established TOXI scientists, Dr. Michael Trakselis led a new program to recruit TOXI trainees to write up synapses and perspectives on Award Speakers and Programmatic Sessions. As an incentive, student authors were awarded ACS registration scholarships. The division plans on continuing this in the future as a way to recruit and engage young scientists. Please be on the lookout for this program in future TOXI meetings!

Below are articles from Fall 2020 ACS written by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.