Recent Seminar List

The following is a list of seminars previously held in the last year (or soon to be held this year) that fulfill requirements for the EITS graduate program (most recent at the top). See the Toxicology Track weekly newsletter for other information and seminars on campus.

For an archival list of seminars from previous years, please contact tox@msu.edu.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, the Department of Horticulture, and the MSU Center for PFAS Research presents Dr. Linda S. Lee, Purdue University, to speak on, “PFAS Characteristics and Fate in Agricultural Operations,” on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Join the Zoom Meeting at: https://msu.zoom.us/j/98053375357, Meeting ID: 980 5337 5357, Passcode: 149423.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presents postdoctoral researcher and EITS alumnus, Rance Nault, to speak on, “Application of single nuclei transcriptomics to assess the hepatic effects of Dioxin,” on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Join the Zoom Meeting at: https://msu.zoom.us/j/94011180864, Meeting ID: 940 1118 0864, Passcode: 171765.

Monday, October 5, 2020
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Cheryl Rockwell, MSU, to give the Kenneth E. Moore Distinguished Alumnus Award Seminar on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Join by Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/j/93016597226, passcode: Moore.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Robert Freeborn, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense webinar on, “The Role of NRF2 Activation on the Murine T Cell Response to Influenza Infection,” on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Join by Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/j/96730876383, password: Freeborn.

Monday, August 24, 2020
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Kevin Baker, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense webinar on, “Mechanisms Regulating Tissue Factor: Factor Viia-Dependent Coagulation in Liver Disease,” on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Join by Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/j/99178624210, password: 773391.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
The Cell and Molecular Biology Program presents Sean Nguyen, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense webinar on, “Placental Extracellular Vesicle Trafficking in Murine Pregnancy,” on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Join by Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/j/99178624210, password: 246449.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
*The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Nikita Saha Turna, EITS graduate student, to give a proposal defense webinar on, “Co-exposure of aflatoxin and fumonisin in Nigerian maize and the risk of aflatoxin in Nigerian children and adults,” on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. Join via zoom - https://msu.zoom.us/j/92992094279, Password: 919313. Or call in information: 646 876 9923 (Meeting ID: 929 9209 4279).

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
*The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences presents Jianzhou He, EITS graduate student, to give a thesis defense webinar on, “Environmental application and implication of engineered nanomaterials in soil, water and plant systems,” on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Join via zoom - https://msu.zoom.us/j/2180163006, Password: 194478. 

Friday, April 17, 2020
The Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences presents Yike Shen, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense webinar on, “Antibiotic Resistance, Microbiome in Vegetable Production and Consumer Preferences,” on Friday, April 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Join by Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/j/324589372, password: 513700.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program presents Azam Sher, EITS graduate student, to give a research proposal webinar on, “Developing a Tractable Mouse Model to Study Horizontal Gene Transfer of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes among the Community Members of the Gut Microbiome,” on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12 noon. Register in advance for this webinar: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z9SqxuIDT1-shHAvGLKv8g.

Friday, March 27, 2020
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Di Zhang, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense webinar on, “Applying synthetic chemistry and nanoparticle delivery to enhance drug efficacy and reduce toxicity for cancer prevention and treatment,” on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Join by Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/j/284922030.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Isha Khan, EITS graduate student, to give a comprehensive exam seminar on, “Role of Persistent and Transient Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation in Impairment of B Lymphocyte Development and in Modulation of Transcription Factors BCL11A, SOX4 and EBF1,” on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, February 21, 2020
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Kin Sing Lee, MSU, to speak on, “Design of improved sEH inhibitors through understanding the structure-kinetic-relationship,” on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in B448 Life Science Building.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Mark Harris, ToxStrategies, Inc., to speak on, “Consulting – Another Path for a Toxicologist,” on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Bernard Goldstein, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, to speak on, “Challenges to Science: Changes to EPA’s Advisory Processes and the EU’s Use of the Precautionary Principle to Ban Agricultural Imports,” on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building. 

Friday, December 6, 2019
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Andrea Doseff, MSU, to speak on, “Novel Mechanisms of Action of Phytochemicals Identified Through a Comprehensive Genome-wide Screening of Targets: Implication for Cancer and Inflammation,” on Friday, December 6, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Courtney Carignan, MSU, to speak on, “Dietary Sources of Exposure to Environmental Contaminants,” on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 4 p.m. in 1135 S. Anthony Hall.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Rita Strakovsky, MSU, to speak on, “Impacts of Environmental Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Maternal Health and Fetal Development,” on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at 4 p.m. in 1135 S. Anthony Hall.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Patrick Allard, University of California Los Angeles, to speak on, “Epigenetic Mechanisms of Inheritance of Environmental Exposures,” on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Ilona Jaspers, University of North Carolina, to speak on, “E-cigarettes: Perspectives from a concerned citizen, an inhalation toxicologist, and mother of teenagers,” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building. Dr. Jaspers is an expert in inhalation toxicology and directs the graduate program in toxicology at UNC. If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Jaspers, please contact Dr. Bob Roth, rothr@msu.edu.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Cheryl Rockwell, MSU, to speak on, “The Effect of the Food Additive Tert-Butylhydroquinone on Allergy and Immunity,” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 4 p.m. in 1135 S. Anthony Hall.

Monday, September 16, 2019
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Joseph Rodricks, toxicologist and founding Principal at Ramboll, to give the G. Malcolm Trout lecture on, “Chemicals and Cancer: The 250-Year Journey from the Chimney Sweeps of London to the Modern Age of Risk Analysis and Regulation,” on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the MSU University Club.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Tracie Baker, Wayne State University, to speak on, “Adverse Health Effects and Induction of Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease Due to Environmental Contaminants Using the Zebrafish Model,” on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program presents Mónica Ríos-Cabanillas, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Methylmercury-Induced Disruption of Calcium Homeostasis and Subsequent Cytotoxicity in the Renshaw Area,” on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, August 30, 2019
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Jenna Strickland, EITS graduate student, to give a thesis proposal seminar on, “Elucidation of the Mechanisms Controlling Macrophage Phenotype Switching during Liver Repair,” on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics presents Jiajun (Brian) Zhou, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “The Role of LCK and PD-1 in TCDD-mediated Suppression of the IgM Response by Human CD5+ Innate-like B Cells,” on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Thursday, August 8, 2019
The Cell and Molecular Biology Program presents Katherine Roth, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Regulation and Function of Macrophages during Acute Liver Injury and Acute Liver Failure,” on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 12 noon in 271 Plant Soil Science Building.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 
The Cell and Molecular Biology Program presents Mike Rizzo, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol suppresses human monocyte activation and monocyte-mediated astrocyte inflammation: Implications for HIV-associated neuroinflammation,” on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in 1425 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 
The Genetics Program presents Christine Ponnampalam, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Enteric glial STING signaling is a putative mechanism of intestinal microbial-neuro-immune crosstalk,” on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in 1425 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture Series presents Felicia Wu, Distinguished Professor, MSU, to speak on, “Diets and Disease: How Dietary Choices and Food Contaminants Affect our Health,” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Friday, May 31, 2019
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Gary Ewart, Chief, Advocacy and Government Relations, American Thoracic Society, to speak on, “Science, Scientists and Regulatory Decision Making: Clean Air Policies,” on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Jeremy Gingrich, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation proposal seminar on, “Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Placental Development and Function,” on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. in B448 Life Science Building.

Monday, May 6, 2019
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology and the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program presents Dr. Patricia Hunt, School of Biomolecular Sciences, Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University, to speak on, “Making errors while making gametes,” on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 12 noon in 1279 Anthony Hall.

Friday, April 19, 2019
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Kathryn Wierenga, EITS graduate student, to speak on, “Silica, Lupus and Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acid Interventions,” on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 and Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Dr. Martin Slayne is a candidate for the Director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at MSU. Please join us for his seminar, “Bringing People Together,” on Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in PSSB 271. We also invite you to attend his Chalk Talk, where Dr. Slayne will present his dynamic and realistic vision for CRIS, on Wednesday, April 17, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in PSSB 271.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program presents Naiomy Rios-Arce, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Investigating the Role of the Immune System in Mouse Models of Bone Loss,” on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. in 1400 BPS Building.

Monday, April 15, 2019
The Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program presents Vickie Ruggiero, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Field Studies on the Control of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Dairy Cows,” on Monday, April 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, April 12, 2019
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Michael Honeycutt, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, to speak on, “Regulating Air Quality – Nothing Simple is Ever Easy: A Case Study on Ozone,” on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, February 8, 2019
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Rita Strakovsky, Michigan State University, to speak on, “Gestational exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and maternal steroid hormone status,” on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, January 11, 2019
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Matthew Campen, University of New Mexico, to speak on, “Circulating Molecular Shrapnel: Identifying links between inhaled toxicants and neurological outcomes,” on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. James Luyendyk, MSU, to speak on, “F1: The Fate of the Fibrin in Liver Injury and Disease,” on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Sabrina Spencer, University of Colorado-Boulder, to speak on, “Single-cell dynamics of the proliferation-quiescence decision,” on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, November 16, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Lance Blevins, Michigan State University, to speak on, “Identification and Characterization of a Sensitive Immunologic Target of TCDD: CD5⁺ Innate-like B Cells,” on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Abby Benninghoff, Utah State, to speak on, “Application of Total Western Diet in a Rodent Model of Colitis & Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer,” on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in 1135 S. Anthony Hall.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Dr. Joshua Gurtler, USDA, to speak on, “Mitigation of Foodborne Pathogens by Biochar and Antimicrobial Solutions,” on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in 1135 S. Anthony Hall.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition presents Loan Cao, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Evaluation of Arsenic Concentrations in Apple Products and its Potential Health Effects,” on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in 206 Trout Food Science Building.

Monday, November 5, 2018
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presents Peter Dornbos, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “A Population-Guided Approach to Indentify Genetic Modulators of TCDD-Elicited Toxicity,” on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in 208 Biochemistry Building.

Friday, October 26, 2018
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Dr. James Luyendyk, MSU, to speak on, “Novel connections between the hemostatic system and acute liver injury,” on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 12:00 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, October 12, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Edward Calabrese, University of Massachusetts Amherst, to speak on, “What is the Future of Cancer Risk Assessment? Is LNT Dead? Is Hormesis Ready for Prime Time?,” on Friday, October 12, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presents Kathryn Wierenga, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation proposal seminar on, “Omega-3 fatty acid suppression of silica-induced inflammasome activation in a novel alveolar macrophage model,” on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in 208 Biochemistry Building.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology presents Kelly Fader, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “The role of the intestine-liver axis in TCDD-elicited non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice,” on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Ning Li, MSU, to speak on, “Adjuvant Effects of Co-Exposures to Outdoor Vapor, Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone on Allergic Airway Disease in Mice,” on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology.

Friday, September 14, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Tomás Guilarte, Florida International University, to speak on, “TSPO: A biomarker of neuroinflammation and brain injury looking for a function,” on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, July 27, 2018
The Department of Pathology & Diagnostic Investigation and CVM International Programs presents Dr. Ton Lisman, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, to speak on, “Hemostatic Management of Patients with Liver Disease,” on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. in A214 Veterinary Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Joseph Henriquez, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol-mediated Suppression of the Interferon-Α (IFNα) response by Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells (pDC) and IFNα-mediated Activation of T Cells in Healthy and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIN) Infected Human Donors,” on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in B448 LIfe Science Building.

Friday, May 25, 2018
The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation presents Dr. Almudena Veiga-Lopez, MSU, to speak on, “Developmental Origins of Metabolic Dysfunction: Are Bisphenols at Play?,” on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, April 13, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Susan Hester, U.S. EPA, to speak on, “Opening the Archives - Novel Methods to Advance Whole Transcriptomic Analyses of Archival Tissues,” on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Friday, March 16, 2018
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Flemming Cassee, Insitute for Risk Assessment Studies – Environmental Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine, Utretch University, The Netherlands, to speak on, “Effects of Inhaled Particles Beyond the Lung: Implications of Crossing Biological Barriers,” on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology.

Friday, February 23, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Cindy Bott, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, to speak on, “Patents, Drug Discovery and Beyond,” on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 9 a.m. in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, February 9, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. John Wambaugh, U.S. EPA, to speak on, “Establishing Real World Context for High Throughput Toxicity Testing,” on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Respiratory Research Initiative presents Dr. Benoit Nemery, Center for Environment and Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven, Belgium, to speak on, “Severe Lung Injury Caused by Agents That Were Deemed Safe: Clinical Lessons for Toxicologists (and Visa Versa),” on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Dr. Laura McCabe, Physiology, MSU, to speak on, “Targeting the gut-bone signaling axis to treat osteoporosis,” on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 12 noon in B448 Life Sciences Building.

Friday, January 12, 2018
The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Jianrong Wang, Michigan State University, to speak on, “Integrative Modeling of Regulatory Genomics and Epigenomics to Understand Human Disease Mechanisms,” on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 12 noon in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology presents Alexandra Turley, EITS graduate student, to give a dissertation defense seminar on, “The Role of Nrf2 in the Activation of Primary CD4 T Cells from Mice and Humans,” on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in B448 LIfe Science Building.