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Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held at 100 Theory Avenue (off of California between Bison and Academy), in room 158, the large conference room, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

The first seminar of each month will be a research seminar by an invited speaker sponsored by the UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH).

Note that the seminars are currently scheduled for some Fridays, but please keep the other Fridays open for special seminars.

Environmental Toxicology Seminar

Winter 2018 Seminar Schedule

Jan. 12 "The Algal Bloom Toxicity in the Air"
 
Jason Kilian
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 19 "Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Adverse Birth Outcomes" Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology Track

Jan. 26 "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Infertility"
Note: EHS PhD candidate interview day

Ulrike Luderer
Professor and Director, Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Program

Feb. 2 "Neonicotinoids in the Environment: How Reactive Are They?"
COEH Research Seminar
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts
Professor of Chemistry and Director of AIRUCI
UC Irvine
Feb. 9 "Dysbiosis of the Gut and the role of Environmental Toxicants"
 
Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 16 "Little Plastics, Big World: Toxicological Implications from Exposure to Micro- and Nano-plastics"

David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 23

RIP Talks:

"Prenatal Exposure Modeling of Metals and Organochlorines near a Superfund Site"

"Characterizing the Role of Glutathione and Lipid Droplets in Oocyte Competence"



Roxana Khalili
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Mar. 2 Topic: TBA
COEH Research Seminar
Pamela Lein
Professor, Dept of Molecular Biosciences and
Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
UC Davis

Mar. 9 Topic: TBA Dr. Tracy Lee
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident
Mar. 16 Topic: TBA Nicole Chmielewski
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

 

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 6 Topic: TBA
COEH Research Seminar
 
Speaker: TBA

Apr. 13
 

Topic: TBA

Dr. Ling Jing
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Apr. 20 RIP Talks
 
Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track
and
Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 27

Topic: TBA

Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 4

Topic: TBA
COEH Research Seminar

Speaker: TBA

May 11

Topic: TBA

Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 18 Topic: TBA
 

Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 25 Topic: TBA
 

Rebecca Johnson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

June 1

Topic: TBA
COEH Research Seminar

Speaker: TBA
June 8 RIP Talk Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

 

Past Seminars
 


Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Sept. 29 Orientation for NEW EHS graduate students only
(continuing EHS students and students in other graduate programs are not required to attend)
 

 

Oct. 6 "Minamata Convention on Mercury: Transnational Gaps in Science and Policy"
COEH Research Seminar
 
Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan
Professor and Chair
Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention
UC Irvine

Oct. 13 "Dermal Exposure to BPA"
 
Roxana Khalili
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Oct. 20
 
RIP Talks

Nicole Chmielewski
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 27 "Oil Dispersants: Lessons Learned from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 3
 

"Environmentally-Relevant Exposures to Phthalates and Reproduction"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Zelieann Craig
Assistant Professor
School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
University of Arizona

Nov. 10 Veteran's Day holiday -- NO SEMINAR

Nov. 17 Topic: TBA

 
Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 24
 
Thanksgiving holiday -- NO SEMINAR

Dec. 1 "Passive Smoking and Parkinson's Disease in California Teachers"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Nicole Gatto
Associate Professor of Public Health
Director, Doctorate of Public Health Graduate Program
Claremont Graduate University

Dec. 8 "Dangerous Fruit: The Mystery of a Deadly Outbreak"

Dr. Samir Mukherjee
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

 

 

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 7 "A Million Little Spears: The Toxicological Effects of High Aspect Ratio Particles"
 
David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 14
 

"A Cannabinoid Link Between Mitochondria and Memory"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 21 Open date
 


Apr. 28

"Mechanism of Stem Cell-derived Extracellular Vesicle Amelioration of Radiation-induced Brain Injury"

Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 5

"Chlorpyrifos, Neurodevelopment, and the EPA - a Toxic Love Triangle"

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 12

Open date

May 19 "Particulate Matter and It's Possible Role in the Antibiotic Resistance"
 

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 26 "Resting Heart Rate as a Predictor of Metabolic Syndrome in Firefighters"
 

Dr. Samir Mukherjee
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

June 2

"Effects of Recreational Water Exposure on Human Skin Flora"

Marisa Chattman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
June 9 "Higher Risk of Acute Asthma or Wheeze Clinical Encounters among Low Birthweight Children Exposed to Early-life PM2.5" Roxana Khalili
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

 

 

Winter 2017 Seminar Schedule

Jan. 13 "Chronic Stressors Modulating Immune Response in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis"
 
Nicole Chmielewski
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 20 "Challenges in Assessing Health Risks Associated with Lead Contamination from the Exide Facility in Los Angeles" Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Health Sciences

Jan. 27 "Burden of Disease from Air Pollution in Ulaanbaatar and the Cost of Inaction"
Note: EHS PhD candidate interview day

Professor Rufus Edwards
Dept of Epidemiology and
EHS Exposure Sciences track faculty member

Feb. 3 "Fine Particulate Matter, the Placenta, and Adverse Birth Outcomes" Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Health Sciences
Feb. 10 "Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater: Investigating the Persistence of Carbamazepine"
 
Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Health Sciences
Feb. 17 "The Effects of Ozone on Atherosclerosis"

Dr. Joseph Vo
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident
Feb. 24 "Lytico-Bodig Disease: Finding the Cause" Jason Killian
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Mar. 3 "Radiation- and Chemotherapy-Induced Cognitive Decrements: Neural Stem Cells and Microvesicles as Translational Therapies, and Characterizing the Effect of Temozolomide"

Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Mar. 10 "Changes in Heart Rate Variability After Exposure to Particulate Matter and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Ambient Air Pollution" Rebecca Johnson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Mar. 17 Open date

 


 


 

 

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