2012-2013 Seminar Schedule

Date, Location





Oct 18, 2012


PES Room 2005

Jackie Chan

NIEHS Predoctoral Trainee,

UC Davis


"Susceptibility of the Developing Lung to Combustion Derived Ultrafine Particles"


Marjannie Eloi Akintunde (NIEHS Trainee)

Nov 15, 2012


PES Room 2005

Elias Aizenman, PhD

Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh


“The Role of Zinc in Neuronal Function and Dysfunction." 


John Nuttal (NIEHS Trainee)

Dec 13, 2012


PES Room 3001

Andrew Whitehead, PhD

Department of Environmental Toxicology,

UC Davis


“Using genomics to diagnose impacts of environmental pollutants at physiological and evolutionary timescales” 


Jenny Brennan (NIEHS Trainee)

Jan 17, 2013


PES Room 3001

John Hollingsworth,


Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center


“Ambient air pollution and innate immunity” 


Candace Burke (NIEHS Trainee)

Feb 21, 2013


PES Room 3001


Susan Schantz, PhD


Comparative Biosciences,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


"PCBs and Auditory Function: A New Story about an Old Contaminant"

Hao Chen (NIEHS Trainee)

March 21, 2013


PES Room 3001

Mary Ward, PhD

National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics (DCEG)

"Environmental exposures to nitrates, pesticides and risk of cancer"

Lynn Nakayama Wong (NIEHS Trainee)

April 18, 2013


PES Room 3001

Samuel Wilson, PhD

NIEHS, DNA Repair & Nucleic Acid Enzymology Group


"Crystallographic  snapshots reveal new intermediates during DNA synthesis: Implications for base lesion DNA repair"

Alan Raetz (NIEHS Trainee)

May 16, 2013


PES Room 3001

Dr. Donald Smith

Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology University of California: Santa Cruz

"Cell and Organismal Responses and Therapeutic Treatment of Toxins"

Keith Dunaway (NIEHS Trainee