Seminar series

Past CEHS seminars

Speaker: Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D.
Title: Developmental Reprogramming of the Epigenome by Early Life Environmental Exposures
Date: 4/5/17

Speaker: Mary Crocker, Ph.D.
Title: Community and Clinical Partnerships: A Study of Orange County Health Department’s Asthma Home Assessment Program
Date: 3/22/17

Speaker: Yuichi Machida, Ph.D.
Title: Spartan: A New Genome Caretaker and Tumor Suppressor
Date: 3/8/17

Speaker: Scott Burchiel, Ph.D.
Title: Assessment of Arsenic Immunotoxicity in Humans and Mice
Date: 2/22/17

Speaker: Nicole Deziel, Ph.D.
Title: Evaluating Exposures to Unconventional Oil & Gas Development: A Case Study in Ohio
Date: 1/25/17

Speaker: Mary Rice, Ph.D.
Title: Air Pollution and the Lung: New Frontiers in Environmental Epidemiology
Date: 11/10/16

Speaker: Bevin Engelward, Ph.D.
Title:  Part 1: DNA Damage, an Unexpected Pathogenicity Factor for Pneumonia; Part 2: Novel Technologies for Measuring Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity
Date: 10/26/16

Speaker: Brian Lee, Ph.D.
Title: Parental Obesity and Risk of Autism in the Child: Causal or Confounded?
Date: 2/17/15

Speaker: Roel Vermeulen, Ph.D.
Title: The Exposome: Just More of the Same, or Something Different?
Date: 1/13/15

Speaker: Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D.
Title: Autism and the Environment
Date: 11/11/14

Speaker: Satoshi Tateishi, Ph.D.
Title: Novel Roles of Rad18 and Checkpoint Kinase 2 in DNA Damage Tolerance and Tumor Suppression
Date: 10/22/14

Speaker: Eric Brown, Ph.D.
Title: Genomic instability from replication stress
Date: 10/15/14

Speaker: Raymond Tice, Ph.D.
Title: Tox21: A U.S. Federal Collaboration to Improve the Human Hazard Characterization of Chemicals
Date: 9/9/14

Speaker: Trevor Penning, Ph.D.
Title: Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts
Date: 5/23/14

Speaker: Enrique Schisterman, Ph.D.
Title: Preconception low dose aspirin and preterm birth: Findings from EAGer Randomized Trail
Date: 4/8/14

Speaker: William Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Title: Mechanisms of melanomagenesis: the importance of preventing childhood sunburns
Date: 3/18/14

Speaker: Kristina Thayer, Ph.D.
Title: Role of environmental chemicals in diabetes and obesity
Date: 2/6/14

Speaker: Chris Bakkenist, Ph.D.
Title: Targetting the apical DNA damage signaling kinases ATM and ATR for cancer treatment
Date: 1/10/14

Speaker: Terry Noah, M.D.
Title: The CEMALB/Burn Center Collaborative: update on the effects of acute smoke inhalation on airways
Date: 11/13/13

Speaker: Melissa Troester, Ph.D. and Ms. Lidia Tiller
Title: “What did you say?”: Scientists-Community Interaction
Date: 10/12/13

Speaker: Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: The ATM-p53 Pathway: Molecular Insights to Clinical Applications
Date: 10/8/13

Speaker: William Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Title: Mechanisms of chromosomal instability in melanoma: oncogenic BRAF induces a UV-mutator phenotype
Date: 9/8/13

Speaker: Priscilla K. Cooper, Ph.D.
Title: Collision or Collusion? DNA Repair Pathway Crosstalk by XPG at the Intersection of Cancer & Aging
Date: 4/24/13

Speaker: Robert London, Ph.D.
Title: Organizing DNA Repair: XRCC1
Date: 3/5/13

Speaker: Jim Berger, Ph.D.
Title: Reproducibility of Science: P-values and Multiplicity
Date: 2/13/13

Speaker: Heather Stapleton, Ph.D.
Title: Children’s Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals and Potential Health Concerns
Date: 1/23/13

Speaker: Karin Yeatts, Ph.D.
Title: Respiratory and Neurologic Effects of Indoor SO2, NO2, H2S, and HCHO in a Gulf Arab Population
Date: 10/30/12

Speaker: Susan Sumner, Ph.D.
Title: RTI Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (RCMRC)
Date: 10/16/12

Speaker: David Ozonoff, M.D., M.P.H.
Title: Measuring the unmeasurable: When things don’t just add up
Date: 9/25/12

Speaker: Trevor Penning, Ph.D.
Title: Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts
Date: 5/23/12

Speaker: Duncan Thomas, Ph.D.
Title: Individual variability in sensitivity to environmental exposures and its implications for risk assessment
Date: 4/17/12

Speaker: Jesus Olivero-Verbel, Ph.D.
Title: Development and Environmental Health Issues in Colombia
Date: 3/6/12

Speaker: Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S.
Title: You Can Have it All
Date: 3/2/12

Speaker: Robin M. Whyatt, Ph.D.
Title: Effects of prenatal insecticide exposure on child cognitive and behavioral development: Case study in translating science to environmental policy
Date: 12/5/11

Speaker: Hisao Masai, Ph.D.
Title: Regulation of the DNA replication program in fission yeast and human cells
Date: 9/12/11

Speaker: John Witte, Ph.D.
Title: Design and Analysis of Next-Generation Genetic Epidemiology Studies
Date: 4/6/11

Speaker: Bevin P. Engelward, Sc.D.
Title: Drivers of Homologous Recombination and DNA Double Strand Breaks in vivo
Date: 3/21/11

Speaker: Dr. Yvonne P. Dragan, Astra Zeneca
Title: Towards Systems Toxicology
Date: 3/14/11

Speaker: Russ Hauser, M.D., Sc.D.
Title: Bisphenol A and Female Reproductive Health
Date: 3/2/11

Speaker: Moon-Shong Tang, Ph.D.
Title: The Roles of UVA Irradiation, Melanin and XP Genes in Melanomagenesis
Date: 1/26/11

Speaker: Michael Botchan, Ph.D.
Title: Starting and Stopping S Phase
Date: 11/17/10

Speaker: Jane A. Hoppin, Sc.D.
Title: Pesticides and Respiratory Outcomes in the Agricultural Health Study
Date: 10/27/2010

Speaker: Marianne Berwick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Title: Vitamin D and Melanoma – A Balance?
Date: 4/23/2010

Speaker: Sunduz Keles, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: MOSAICS: Model-based One Sample Analysis and Inference for ChIP-Seq data: from multi-reads to background adjustment to peak calling
Date: 4/21/2010

Speaker: Dr. Richard Finnell, Texas A&M
Title: Embryonic Consequences of Abnormal Folate Transport
Date: 1/25/07

Speaker: Dr. Brian Saelens, University of Washington
Title: Neighborhood Built Environment and Children’s Activity and Diet
Date: 12/06/06

Speaker: Dr. Anatoly Zhitkovich, Brown University
Title: Opposite Faces of DNA Repair in Metal Carcinogenesis
Date: 11/06/06

Speaker: Dr. Cyrus Vaziri, Boston University
Title: Regulation of DNA Replication by S-phase Checkpoint Signaling
Date: 09/26/06

Speaker: Dr. Gerd Pfeifer, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Title: Mechanisms of UV Mutagenesis
Date: 05/03/06

Speaker: Dr. Leslie Bernstein, University of Southern California
Title: Obesity and Cancer Risk: Etiologic Insights
Date: 04/27/06

Speaker: Dr. Ana Diez-Roux, University of Michigan
Title: Places and Cardiovascular Risk: Evidence and Challenges
Date: 04/20/06

Speaker: Dr. Michael Kramer, McGill University
Title: Long-term Child Health Effects of Prolonged and Exclusive Breastfeeding: Lessons from Belarus
Date: 04/12/06

Speaker: Dr. Junjie Chen, Mayo Clinic
Title: DNA Damage Checkpoints and Tumorigenesis
Date: 03/15/06

Speaker: Dr. Geoff Kabat, Stony Brook University
Title: Environmental Tobacco Smoke and CHD Mortality in the U.S.
Date: 03/03/06

Speaker: Dr. Radim Sram, Czech Institute of Experimental Medicine
Title: Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect and Carcinogenic PAHs in Polluted Air
Date: 02/27/06

Speaker: Dr. Marina Bibikova, llumina, Inc., San Diego, CA
Title: High-throughput DNA methylation profiling: Applications to the classification and diagnosis of disease.
Date: 12/2/05

Speaker: David Mitchell, Univ Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: UV damage in DNA: Factors controlling the temporal and spatial distribution of the major photoproducts
Date: 11/9/05

Speaker: Ronald Tjeerdema, UC Davis
Title: Application of NMR-Based Techniques to Problems in Environmental Toxicology
Date:10/26/05

Speaker: Stuart Linn, UC Berkeley
Title: The Enigmatic Mammalian DNA Damage Binding Protein, DDB
Date: 10/19/05

Speaker: David Fenyo, Rockefeller University
Title: Predicting the Success Rate of Proteome Analysis by Modeling Protein Abundance Distributions and Experimental Designs
Date: 10/5/05

Speaker: Kenneth B. Tomer, NIEHS
Title: Integrating Proteomics, Gene Expression, Toxicology and Pathology: National Center for Toxicogenomics
Date: 9/14/05

Speaker: Regina M. Santella, Columbia University.
Title: Molecular Epidemiology Studies of Hepatocellular Cancer in Taiwan
Date: 8/30/05

Speaker: Viatcheslav Soldatenkov, Georgetown University
Title: PARP-Mediated Gene Regulation
Date: 5/25/2005

Speaker: Louise Ryan, Harvard University
Title: Statistical Methods for Environmental Research III (Lecture Series)
Date: 5/20/2005

Speaker: Louise Ryan, Harvard University
Title: Statistical Methods for Environmental Research II (Lecture Series)
Date: 5/19/2005

Speaker: Louise Ryan, Harvard University
Title: Statistical Methods for Environmental Research I (Lecture Series)
Date: 5/18/2005

Speaker: Mary Wolf, Mount Sinai SoM, NY
Title: Exposures, stress, and infant development in the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Pregnancy Outcome Study
Date: 4/28/2005

Speaker: Michelle Williams, Univ Washington
Title: Cross Sectional and Prospective Studies of Dietary and Plasma Vitamin C in Relation to Gestational Diabetes Risk
Date: 4/14/2005

Speaker: Scott Burchiel, Univ of New Mexico
Title: Role of PAH-Induced Oxidative Stress in Human Breast Cancer Promotion
Date: 3/24/2005

Speaker: Teresa Fan Univ Kentucky-Louisville
Title: Metabolism, an old hat or Metabolomics, a new kid on the block for anticancer research?
Date: 2/23/2005

Speaker: Jack Taylor NIEHS
Title: Haplotype structure in Environmental Genome Project DNA Repair Genes
Date: 2/16/2005

Speaker: Gary Siuzdak, Scripps Institute
Title: Mass Spectrometry-Based Approaches to Metabolomics
Date: 1/28/2005

Speaker: Tom Smith, Harvard University
Title: Hemoglobin biomarker of 1,3-butadiene exposure in petrochemical workers
Date: 1/19/2005

Speaker: Richard Wood, University of Pittsburgh
Title: The POLQ family
Date: 12/1/2004

Speaker: Antonio Persico, Univ Campus Bio-Medico, Italy
Title: Gene-environmental interactions in autism pathogenesis: the challenge of complexity
Date: 11/2/2004

Speaker: Penny Gordon-Larsen, UNC-CH, Nutrition
Title: Environmental correlates of physical activity and obesity: Neighborhood sociodemographics and physical activity facilities
Date: 10/13/2004

Speaker: Jia Chen, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Title: One-carbon metabolism in colon and breast carcinogenesis
Date: 9/17/2004

Speaker: Michael O. Glocker, Univ of Rostock, Germany
Title: Combined Forces of Transcriptomics, Proteomics, and Mass Spectrometry Lead to the Discovery of Therapy Markers in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pave the Way Towards Individualized Medicine
Date: 9/13/2004

Speaker: Arthur P. Grollman SUNY at Stony Brook
Title: Recognition and Repair of Oxidative DNA Damage
Date: 9/8/2004

Speaker: Molly Kulesz-Martin, Oregon H&S University
Title: Wild type p53 : Dynamic activities through phosphorylation and acetylation
Date: 5/3/2004

Speaker: Margareta Tornqvist, Stockholm University
Title: Doses of genotoxic agents in vivo: applications for risk assessment of acrylamide and butadiene
Date: 4/7/2004

Speaker: David Dunson, NIEHS
Title: Bayesian Quantile Regression with Applications to Studies of DNA Damage and Repair
Date: 3/17/2004

Speaker: Steven Belinsky, Univ New Mexico Albuquerque
Title: Promoter Hypermethilation in Lung Cancer: Mechanisms and Gene Targets
Date: 2/6/2004

Speaker: Stephen S Hecht, University of Minnesota
Title: Tobacco Carcinogens, Their Biomarkers, and Tobacco-Induced Cancer
Date: 1/14/2004

Speaker: John Acquavella, Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MI
Title: The Farm Family Exposure Study
Date: 12/9/2003

Speaker: Werner Lutz, Univ Wuerzburg, Germany
Title: PAH-DNA adducts in blood cells, normal mucosa & tumor tissue of pharynx and larynx
Date: 12/3/2003

Speaker: David Bellinger, Child’s Hosp/Harvard
Title: Lead and Neurodevelopment: Update and a Research Agenda
Date: 11/21/2003

Speaker: Dr. Mel Anderson, CIIT
Title: Pharmacokinetic Models in Environmental Health: Tools for Discovery and Analysis
Date: 10/29/2003

Speaker: Clarice Weinberg, NIEHS, UNC
Title: Can we do better? Old and new design options in epidemiology
Date: 10/15/2003

Speaker: Barbara Hales, McGill University
Title: Responses of the organogenesis stage conceptus to genotoxic stress
Date: 9/24/2003

Speaker: John Tainer, Scripps Research Instit
Title: DNA Damage, Mutations, and the Structural Basis for Genome Maintenance by DNA Repair Machines
Date: 9/15/2003

Speaker: Colin Butler, Australian Natnl Univ
Title: Public health, human carrying capacity and the future
Date: 7/11/2003

Speaker: Jean Cadet, Grenoble, France
Title: Oxidative damage to DNA: from model systems to the cell
Date: 7/8/2003

Speaker: Henrik E. Poulsen, Univ Hosp Copenhagen
Title: Oxidative DNA modification measured in tissue and from urinary excretion
Date: 5/27/2003

Speaker: Manolis Kogevinas, NCI Visiting Professor
Title: Recent evidence on bladder cancer and disinfection by-products
Date: 5/7/2003

Speaker: Fred Guengerich, Vanderbilt
Title: Reactions of DNA with Dihaloalkanes: Glutathione & DNA Repair Proteins Doing Bad Things
Date: 4/21/2003

Speaker: Jerry Rice, Former NCI and IARC
Title: Human environments and human cancer in the 21st Century
Date: 3/31/2003

Speaker: Patricia Rodier, University of Rochester
Title: Embryology of autism
Date: 2/6/2003

Speaker: Douglas Bell, NIEHS, UNC
Title: Incorporating Human Genetic Variation Into the Risk Assessment Process
Date: 1/29/2003

Speaker: Gary Shaw, CA Birth Defects Monitoring Program
Title: Folate intake, folate pathway gene variants, & risks of selected congenital malformations
Date: 12/4/2002

Speaker: Marilie Gammon, UNC-CH, Epidemiology
Title: The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project
Date: 11/14/2002

Speaker: Richard D. Kolodner, Ludwig Inst Cancer Res
Title: Identification of pathways that prevent genome instability
Date: 10/23/2002

Speaker: Elaine Faustman, Univ Washington
Title: Challenges and successes in incorporating genomic data for developmental toxicology
Date: 9/11/2002

Speaker: Paul Kleihues, IARC-WHO, Lyon
Title: Brain tumour genetics and etiology
Date: 5/24/2002

Speaker: Andrew Renwick, Univ Southhampton, UK
Title: Refining uncertainty factors – Incorporating scientific data into risk assessment
Date: 4/29/2002

Speaker: Chris Bradfield, McArdle Lab, U Wisconsin
Title: Dioxins, clocks and oxygen: Prototype signals of PAS superfamily of nuclear sensors
Date: 3/8/2002

Speaker: Russ Wolfinger SAS Institute
Title: Collaborative software environment for microarray data analysis
Date: 2/8/2002

Speaker: John Groopman, Johns Hopkins
Title: Molecular epidemiology: Aflatoxin, p53 mutations and liver cancer as a paradigm
Date: 9/28/2001