TOXI Graduate Students and Post-Doc Awards

October 2019 Newsletter

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The Division of Chemical Toxicology presented awards to outstanding oral and poster presentation.

Oral Presentations
Graduate Student Awards

Jessica R Murray, Laureano de la Vega, John D Hayes, Trevor M Penning Nrf2 signaling increases bioactivation of the mutagenic air pollutant 3-nitrobenzanthrone

Jenna Fernandez, Qiyuan Han, Andrew Rajczewski, Christopher Seiler, Alexander Lee, Natalia Y Tretyakova Epigenetic changes in alveolar type II lung cells of A/J mice following exposure to cigarette smoke and LPS

Judy Zhu, Aaron M Fleming, Cynthia Burrows Sequencing for 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine in a mammalian genome before and after oxidative stress

Post-doctoral scholar Awards

Arnold Groehler, Jirawas Sornkom, Orlando Schärer Development of an ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) assay for the quantification of cisplatin-Induced DNA intra- and interstrand cross-links

Yupeng Li, Adam T Zarth, Erik S. Carlson, Pramod Upadhyaya, Stephen S Hecht Identification of a new N’-nitrosonornicotine (NNN)-specific DNA adduct N6-((5-(3-pyridyl)tetrahydrofuran-2-yl)-2′-deoxyadenosine in rat liver


Poster Presentations

Graduate Student Awards

Ying Tan Human translesion synthesis DNA polymerases function in transcriptional bypass and repair of N2-alkyl-2′-deoxyguanosine lesions

Jiehong Guo, Haoqing Chen, Robert J Turesky, Stephen S Hecht Mass spectrometric quantitation of apurinic/apyrimidinic sites in tissues of rats treated with 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone and N’-nitrosonornicotine

Brent V Powell, Ashis K Basu Mutagenicity of the C8-adenine adduct derived from the environmental carcinogen 6-nitrochrysene in Escherichia coli and human cells

Post-doctoral scholar Awards

Medjda Bellamri, Christina Brown, Paari Murugan, Christopher Weight, Robert Turesky Biological effects of the cooked meat carcinogen PhIP in human prostate cancer

Kai Luo, Jon Bradley Hochalter, Viviana Paiano, Jing Wang, Christopher Sipe, Steven Carmella, Sharon Elizabeth Murphy, Dorothy Hatsukami, Joni Jensen, Naomi Fujioka, Stephen Lam, Lori Bergstrom, David Midthun, Stephen Hecht Multiple deuterated phenanthrene metabolites as probes for the metabolism of carcinogenic PAHs in humans: Phenotyping, genotyping and potential application in human health risk assessment

Cindy Khuu, Nicole Nunez, Sheila S David Investigating the metabolic and biological effects of glyoxalase 1 inhibition and knockdown in cancer cell lines

Picture of Award Winners
Tom Spratt, Ying Tan, Cindy Khuu , Brent Powell, Arnold Groehler, Yupeng Li, Kai Lou, Jiehong Guo, Judy Zhuu, Jenna Fernandez, Jessica Murray, Medjda Bellamri, Shana Sturla