News and Updates
New first-author publication: "Nonionic Ethoxylated Surfactants Induce Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Cells" was published in Toxicological Sciences.
New co-author publication: "The high-production volume fungicide pyraclostrobin induces triglyceride accumulation associated with mitochrondrial dysfunction, and promotes adipocyte differentiation independent of PPARy activation, in 3T3-L1 cells" was published in Toxicology.
Presented my work at the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP) Seminar Series at Duke. More information.
Presented a webinar for the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) EDC Strategies Series. Presentation recording. YouTube Link.
New first-author publication: "Characterization of Adipogenic Activity of House Dust Extracts and Semi-Volatile Indoor Contaminants in 3T3-L1 Cells" was published in Environmental Science and Technology.
Associated press coverage: Yahoo | The Telegraph | GEN
PBS Living on Earth: Audio and text interview
Awarded an NIEHS National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship to support my continued research on the mechanisms through which various contaminants contribute to fat cell development. This award will fund my research for the next three years.
Selected to participate in the 2017 Advancing Green Chemistry Science Communication Fellowship, with the aim of improving communication skills with both journalists and the public.
Interviewed by Flour Sack Mama on my research on household chemicals that may be contributing to fat cell development and the obesity epidemic.