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EPA grant "System toxicological approaches to define and predict the toxicity of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances"

https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/display.abstractDetail/abstract/10950/report/0

 

System toxicological approaches to define and predict the toxicityofPerand Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

EPA Grant Number: R839481
Title: System toxicological approaches to define and …

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Preethi Thunga joins the Reif Lab!

Bio

Preethi is pursuing her PhD in the Bioinformatics graduate program.

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Marissa Kosnik successfully defends her PhD!

Title - Data integration elucidates connections between environmental factors and health outcomes
 
Abstract : It is well understood that environmental factors contribute to the development of human diseases. Multiple types and sources of data are necessary to address the complex relationsh…

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Systematic determination of the relationship between nanoparticle core diameter and toxicity for a series of structurally analogous gold nanoparticles in zebrafish

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17435390.2019.1592259

 

Truong, L.; Zaikova, T.; Baldock, B.L.; Balik-Meisner, M.; To, K.; Reif, D.M.; Kennedy, Z.C.; Hutchison, J.E.; Tanguay, R.L. “Systematic determination of the relationship between nanoparticle core diameter and toxicity for a…

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ToxPi software updated (v2.2) @ www.toxpi.org

The complete .zip is available for free download at: www.toxpi.org

This update adds flexibility for setting weights, offers improved "zoom" capabilities, updates information included in the saved Results Table object, and fixes issues identified by users.

The updated manual includes a full …

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Associations between access to healthcare, environmental quality, and end-stage renal disease survival time: Proportional-hazards models of over 1,000,000 people over 14 years

Kosnik MB, Reif DM, Lobdell DT, Astell-Burt T, Feng X, Hader JD, Hoppin JA.
Associations between access to healthcare, environmental quality, and end-stage
renal disease survival time: Proportional-hazards models of over 1,000,000 people
over 14 years. PLoS One. 2019 Mar 21;14(3):e0214094. doi:…

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Kim To successfully defends her PhD!

Title: Predictive modeling for developmental toxicity of engineered nanomaterials.
 
Abstract: Nanomaterials are defined as particles with at least one dimension on the nanoscale (1-100nm). Although their toxicity is not yet fully understood, nanomaterials present themselves in a wide varie…

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Marissa presents at UNC Environmental Epidemiology Seminar Series

Kosnik M.B., Reif D.M., Lobdell D.T., Astell-Burt T., Feng X., Hader J.D., Hoppin J.A. Associations between access to healthcare, environmental quality, and end-stage renal disease survival time: proportional-hazards models of over 1,000,000 people over 14 years. (manuscript submitted/in revision)

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Marissa presents at U.S. EPA ToxCast Meeting

The seminar was in relation to the forthcoming paper by Kosnik et al. "Concentration-Response Evaluation of ToxCast Compounds for Multivariate Fingerprints of Neural Network Function"

Dylan Wallis joins the Reif Lab!

Bio

Dylan is pursuing his PhD in the Toxicology graduate program.

Reif teaches short course with Ken Rice (University of Washington) at NYU Abu Dhabi's Winter Institute of Statistical Genetics

More information, including registration details and the list of fellow instructors can be found here:

https://nyuadi.secure.force.com/Events/NYUEventRegistration?event=U9fzrcAHenY2P0df1GzIyQ_3D_3D 

Reif gives invited seminar at Paris symposium

The workshop, "Fish and amphibian embryos as alternative models in toxicology and teratology" was organized by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and hosted at L'Oréal headquarters in Paris, France. 

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Neonatal mice exposed to a high-fat diet in utero influence the behaviour of their nursing dam (2018) Proc R Sci B

Neonatal mice exposed to a high-fat diet in utero influence the behaviour of their nursing dam.

Baptissart M, Lamb HE, To K, Bradish C, Tehrani J, Reif D, Cowley M.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Nov 14;285(1891). pii: 20181237. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1237.

PMID: 30429298

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Reif gives seminar at East Carolina University

David Reif gave an invited seminar to East Carolina University's Department of Biology.

GxE publication named an NIEHS "Paper of the Month"

Michele's paper "Elucidating gene-by-environment interactions associated with differential susceptibility to chemical exposure" was cited in the NIEHS newsletter as a Paper of the Month!

https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2018/9/papers/dert/index.htm

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Marissa presents at ISES-ISEE Meeting in Ottawa

Kosnik M.B., Reif D.M., Lobdell D.T., Astell-Burt T., Feng X., Hader J.D., Hoppin J.A. The
associations between access to care, environmental quality, and end-stage renal disease survival
time. ISES-ISEE Joint Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. Poster.

 

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/abs/10.1289/ise…

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Updated ToxPi version (v 2.1) available at www.toxpi.org

A major update to the ToxPi interface (version 2.1) is now available at:

www.toxpi.org

This update includes major speed improvements (especially noticeable when clustering large datasets), the ability to zoom/pan on cluster dendrograms, as well as other refinements for GUI users. 

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Marissa's ASHG submission awarded "Reviewer's Choice"

Marissa Kosnik's submission to the 2018 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting in San Diego has been selected as a  Reviewers’ Choice Abstract. It means that the abstract scored in the top 10% of poster abstracts as determined by the reviewers’ score.

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Bm-iAANAT and its potential role in fatty acid amide biosynthesis in Bombyx mori

Anderson RL, Battistini MR, Wallis DJ, Shoji C, O'Flynn BG, Dillashaw JE,
Merkler DJ. Bm-iAANAT and its potential role in fatty acid amide biosynthesis in 
Bombyx mori. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2018 Aug;135:10-17. doi:
10.1016/j.plefa.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Jun 15. PubMed PMID:…

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Bm-iAANAT and its potential role in fatty acid amide biosynthesis in Bombyx mori

Anderson RL, Battistini MR, Wallis DJ, Shoji C, O'Flynn BG, Dillashaw JE,
Merkler DJ. Bm-iAANAT and its potential role in fatty acid amide biosynthesis in 
Bombyx mori. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2018 Aug;135:10-17. doi:
10.1016/j.plefa.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Jun 15. PubMed PMID:…

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