UNC SRP attends SRP Annual Meeting

Ten trainees, administrators, faculty and staff from UNC SRP attended the 2013 Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nour Abdo, a trainee working with Dr. Ivan Rusyn in Project 2, gave an oral presentation describing her research using population-based toxicity screening as a powerful alternative to traditional approaches to test both hazard and inter-individual variability in-vitro. Abdo screened two different pesticide mixtures in this study which were obtained in a collaboration with Dr. Damian Shea’s Project 4.
 
Other presentations by UNC SRP trainees, faculty and staff included the following posters:
 
Implementation of User-Friendly Features in BMEGUI version 3.0 to Model the Covariance of Superfund Surface Water Contaminants Using a River Metric
Authors: Prahlad Jat, Akita Y, Serre ML
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Identification and Quantitation of Putative Toxic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Transformation Products in Bioremediated Manufactured Gas Plant Soils
Authors: Leah Chibwe, Nakamura J, Michael D, Hoh E, Simonich S
Oregon State University
UNC Chapel Hill
San Diego State University

SRP trainee Jessica Laine discusses her research during the graduate research poster session at the 2013 SRP Annual Meeting.

SRP trainee Jessica Laine discusses her research during the graduate research poster session at the 2013 SRP Annual Meeting.

BEAR Pregnancy Cohort: Arsenic Methylation Linked to Poorer Birth Outcomes
Authors: Jessica E. Laine, Bailey K, Rubio-Andrade, Stýblo M, Garcia-Vargas G, Fry R
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Universidad Juarez del Estado de Du
Universidad Juarez del Esta

Time-Course Analysis of Trichloroethylene Metabolism and its Association with Subchronic Toxicity in Liver
Authors: Hong Sik Yoo, Collins L, Uehara T, Kobets T, Kosyk O, Bradford B
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Non-homologous End Joining Plays a Predominant Role in Oxidative Stress Induced Mutagenesis
Authors: Vyom Sharma, Collins L, Sun W, Swenberg JA, Nakamura J
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

REV1 is Dispensable in O6-Methylguanine-Initiated Mutations, but Essential for Base Excision Repair Intermediate-Mediated Mutagenesis
Authors: Xu Tian, Swenberg JA, Nakamura J
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

UNC SRP Scientists Connect with Diverse Audiences Using Decision Support Tools, Interactive Exhibits and Epigenetics Training
Authors: Sarah Yelton, Gray K, Serre M, Haine D, Slaughter T
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill