News and Updates
New co-author publication: "Preconceptional, gestational, and lactational exposure to an unconventional oil and gas chemical mixture alters energy expenditure in adult female mice" was published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.
Awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to further evaluate indoor contaminants for their ability to perturb metabolic health. Will spend the next year (K99) phase learning to incorporate the zebrafish model into my research program moving forward.
Accepted into the 2019 Wood's Hole Marine Biological Lab course on Zebrafish Development and Genetics, for this August.
Presented my current research: "From Fracking to Fat Cells: How Environmental Contaminants Can Impact Metabolic Health" at the UNC-Greensboro Biological Sciences Seminar Series.
My recent publication and ongoing research on indoor house dust and adipocyte development was featured as the Endocrine News cover story for April! Endocrine News
Presented my recent work: "Assessment of causative chemicals and molecular mechanisms of indoor house dust extract-induced adipogenesis" at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Presented my research as a poster presentation, lightning talk, and at the press briefing on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Watch it here!
Associated press coverage: Science Daily | Medical Research
New first author publication: "Thyroid receptor antagonism as a contributory mechanism for adipogenesis induced by environmental mixtures in 3T3-L1 cells" was published in Science of the Total Environment.
New first author/corresponding author publication: "Endocrine-mediated mechanisms of metabolic disruption and new approaches to examine the public health threat" was published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.