IIT Affiliates Succeed at 61st SOT Meeting in CA

April 12, 2022

Students and faculty of the MSU Institute for Integrative Toxicology were excited to attend and present at
this year’s 61st annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting held in San Diego, California.

The SOT annual meeting is the largest toxicology meeting and exhibition in the world, with more than 70 scientific sessions and 2,000 plus abstract presentations. This year’s meeting was held from March 27-31, in person and virtually.

The following students affiliated with IIT received recognition:

  • Lauren Heine, EITS student training with Dr. Jack Harkema, received the Frank C. Lu Graduate Student Award from the Food Safety Specialty Section for her research elucidating the triggering of autoimmune disease by inhaled silica dust in adult mice genetically prone to development lupus, and the ameliorating effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acid.

  • Omar Kana, EITS student training with Dr. Sudin Bhattacharya, was an Abstract Award Finalist for the Biological Modeling Specialty Section for his abstract, "Generative Deep Learning of the Single Cell 2,3,7,8 Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Dose Response in Mouse Liver." 

  • Isha Khan, EITS student training with Dr. Norbert Kaminski, was a recipient of the 2022 SOT Graduate Student Travel Support. 

  • Lauren Poole Hardy, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. James Luyendyk, received the SOT Mechanisms Specialty Section Sheldon D. Murphy Award, as well as the SOT Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section Postdoctral Scholar 2nd Place Award, for her abstract, "Canonical activation of protease-activated receptor-1 drives experimental liver fibrosis."

  • Jonathan Diedrich, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Jamie Bernard, received the Environmental Carcinogenesis Merit Award for Postdoctoral Researchers presented by the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section (CSS) for his abstract, "Bone Marrow Adipocyte-Induced Expression of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Multiple Myeloma."