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David gives GGI seminar "Characterizing Gene-Environment Interactions in an Expanding Chemical Exposome"

The seminar series is part of the Genetics & Genomics Initiative.


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Adrian leads team to the Final Four of the EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge

Preethi part of winning 'Pack Hacks' team

The team of Preethi Thunga, Kuncheng Song, and Caizi Huang won the Pack Hacks competition with this entry that built an interactive dashboard for estimating + comparing student debt:


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Adrian elected postdoctoral representative to the Computational Toxicology Study Section of SOT

Adrian Green was elected as the 2021-22 postdoctoral representative to the Computational Toxicology Study Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT).

Nnamdi wins Best Poster award at 2021 Genomic Sciences Symposium!

Nnamdi Osakwe won the "Best Poster" award at the 2021 Genomic Science Symposium for his presentation entitled: "Building Comprehensive Models of Environmental Integrity" 


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Preethi wins Best Presentation award at the 2021 Genomic Science Symposium!

Preethi Thunga won the Best Presentation award at the 2021 Genomic Sciences Symposium for her lightning talk (oral) presentation entitled: "High-throughput chemical hazard identification using behavioral assessments in zebrafish" 

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Dylan selected to serve on the College of Sciences Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dylan Wallis has been selected to serve on the college’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This committee advises the dean on efforts to foster an inclusive, accessible, equitable and diverse climate within the college community. The group is comprised of faculty, staff and students th…

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PVI Dashboard featured in NIEHS newsletter

Adrian works with the Science House to develop and teach STEM course for Grades 6-8

Adrian worked with Pam Gilchrist in the Science House to develop and teach a grade 6-8 course for the Imhotep Academy. The course was "Disease Detectives: The World of Epidemiology"
There is also an associated manuscri…

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Adrian presents seminar at Coffee & Viz seminar series



Coffee & Viz: Visualization and Pattern Recognition in High-Dimensional Zebrafish Behavioral Studies using Deep Learning

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Farida's presentation wins Reviewer's Choice Award at ASHG Annual Meeting

Reviewers' Choice Award Winner (Top 10% of all posters):

F. Akhtari, G. Small, T. Havener, K. Roell, A. Green, J. House, D. Reif, H. McLeod, T. Wiltshire, A. Motsinger-Reif. High-throughput screening and genome-wide analyses of 44 anticancer drugs in the 1000 Genome cell lines reveals an associa…

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Reif presents Society of Toxicology seminar

David presented a seminar as part of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Risk Assessment Specialty Section (RASS) series. The slides and recording are available at:


Nnamdi Osakwe joins the lab!

Nnamdi C. Osakwe is a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics at NC State University. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. His research focuses on integrative data analysis to model and predict environmental integrity outcomes within specific loca…

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Preethi Thunga earns full PASS on PhD qualifying exam!

Preethi earned a full PASS on her qualifying exam and is now officially a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics! 

Dylan Wallis earns full PASS on PhD qualifying exam!

Dylan earned a full PASS on their qualifying exam and is now officially a PhD candidate in Toxicology! 

Jonathan Fleming joins the Reif Lab!


Jonathan is pursuing his PhD in the Bioinformatics graduate program.

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David promoted to full Professor

David Reif was promoted to full Professor by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Fighting COVID-19 using data science

Adrian Green gives a class on Singularity containers for cluster computing

The class was given with Chris Smith of the Bioinformatics Research Center.


Adrian chairs session at the symposium "Interactions Between the Brain and the Environment"

Adrian Green chaired the opening session of the Fourth Annual CHHE Symposium

This year's theme was the exploration of the importance of environmental exposures on the brain, behavior, and neurodevelopmental outcomes. 


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