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Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held at the usual time from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, but they will be held via Zoom this quarter. Please make sure to sign up for a Zoom account before the first session. For students who are not able to attend during the scheduled time due to Time Zone differences, all seminars will be recorded.

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

Environmental Toxicology Seminar

 

Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

Sept. 24

"Nuclear Power, Impacts on Human Health and the Environment"

Olivia Drayson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 1 "Investigating the interplay between environmental and social stressors on child health"
COEH Research Seminar
 
Dr. Carrie Breton
Associate Professor
Division of Environmental Health
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Oct. 8 Topic: TBA
 
Karen Valladares
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Oct. 15
 

Topic: TBA

Natalie Binczewski
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Oct. 22

Topic: TBA

Elizabeth Choy
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 29 PhD Student RIP Talk


MS Thesis Talk

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Dr. Thomas Overton
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Nov. 5
 

"Exposure to hexavalent chromium and errors in oocyte meiosis"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Sakhila Banu
Associate Professor
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University

Nov. 12 Topic: TBA

Maryam Ibrahim
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 19 Topic: TBA

 
Alexis Guerra
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 26
 
Thanksgiving holiday -- NO SEMINAR



Dec. 3
 
Title: TBA
COEH Research Seminar

TBA

Past Seminars


Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 2 "Beach Sand as a Reservoir for Pathogenic Bacteria"

 
Alexis Guerra
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 9
 

"Toxic Cosmetics - Hair Dye"

Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Apr. 16 PhD Student RIP Talks:
"Updates on FLASH Irradiatione"


"Analysing and Mitigating Radiation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis"


Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Olivia Drayson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 23

"Air Pollution as an Obesogen?: Focused on Particulate Matter"

Yerin Jung
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Apr. 30

"Essential Oils: Soothing Scent or Potential Health Risk?"

Jayveeritz Bautista
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 7

"Wounded Workers: Beaten Up, But Not Done"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Robert Larsen
Director, Center for Occupational Psychiatry, Inc., Oakland
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF

May 14

"Particulate Matter Pollution and Depression: The Interaction with Green Space"

Anqi Jiao
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track


May 21

PhD Student RIP Talk
Topic: TBA
and 
Student Presentation
Topic: TBA

 

Nicole Stivers
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Dr. Thomas Overton
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

May 28

Topic: TBA

Samantha Merwin
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

June 4 Topic: TBA

Rebecca Johnson Arechavala
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track



Winter 2021 Seminar Schedule

Jan. 8 "Trichloroethylene (TCE): A Toxic Degreaser"
 
Elizabeth Choy
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 15 "Health Effects of Artificial Sweeteners" Bishop Bliss
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 22 "Fishy Business: Updates from the Deepwater Horizon Spill"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Jan. 29 "Air Pollution: Getting to the Heart of the Matter"
Note: EHS PhD candidate interview day

 
Dr. Michael Kleinman
Adjunct Professor
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
UC Irvine
Feb. 5 "Pyrogenic Remobilization and Fate of Toxic Trace Elements"
COEH Research Seminar
 
Dr. Kingsley Odigie
Assistant Project Scientist
Dept of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
UCLA
Feb. 12 RIP Talks:

"Metal Analysis of E-Liquid and Vapor with Stainless Steel and Nichrome Atomizers at Low and High Wattage"


"Gestational Benzo(a)pyrene Exposure Induces Aberrant Oocyte Competence"



Jayveeritz Bautista
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

and

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 19

"Electronic Waste: A Global Environmental Concern"

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 26 "Chromium-6: What's in Your Water?" Karen Valladares
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Mar. 5 "Air Filters and COVID-19: In the Context of Schools"

 
Ian Tang
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Mar. 12 "Setbacks for Oil and Gas Development: A Slippery Slope?" Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track



Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

Oct. 2

"Toxicant-Responsive Transcriptional Regulators Inhibit Osteogenic Differentiation"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Nicole Renee Sparks
UC Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology
UC Riverside

Oct. 9 "Prenatal Folic Acid Exposure: A Critical Nutrient with Unintended Side Effects?"
 
Nicole Chmielewski-Stivers
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 16 "Nanotoxicology: The Toxicity of Carbon Nanomaterials"
 
Olivia Drayson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 23
 

PhD Student RIP Talks

"Waterpipe Smoke Inhalation Effects on Atherosclerosis: And Other Tales from APHEL"

"Air Pollution, Microglia, and Alzheimers Disease"



Rebecca Johnson Arechavala
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
Samantha Merwin
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 26

"Air Pollution and Child Health Disparities: From Community-Engaged Research to Toxicological Studies"
COEH Research Seminar

** SPECIAL DATE: MONDAY, OCT. 26, 3:30-4:30 pm **

Dr. Loyda Mendez
Associate Professor
School of Science and Technology
Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Carolina Campus, Puerto Rico
and
Candidate for COEH Inhalation Toxicology faculty position

Oct. 30 "Wildfires and Toxic Chemical Exposure through Drinking Water"

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 6
 

"Adverse Systemic Effects Due to Exposure to Fine and Ultrafine Particulate Matter: Target Beyond the Lung"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Andrea De Vizcaya Ruiz
Professor of Toxicology
CINVESTAV-IPN (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional), Mexico City, Mexico
and
Candidate for COEH Inhalation Toxicology faculty position

Nov. 13 "Gadolinium: A Tale of Contrasting Side Effects"

Dr. Dane Dicaro
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Nov. 20 "A Mystery Thallium Poisoning in an Adult Healthcare Worker"

 
Dr. Oluseyi Awodele
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Nov. 27
 
Thanksgiving holiday -- NO SEMINAR



Dec. 4
 
"Tribal Partnerships to Prevent Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Southeast Alaska"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Matthew Gribble
Assistant Professor
Dept of Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

Dec. 11 "Cobalt Toxicity: Smartphones, Beer Foam, and Everything in Between"

Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

 

 
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