Friday, October 12, 2018

WHO Expert Group on Genotoxicity

 David Eastmond, ETOX faculty member and blog master, recently participated in a WHO Expert working group as part of a project to update the genotoxicity section in the WHO guidance for health effects.  Virunya Bhat, ETOX alumna who works for NSF International, is working with the WHO this year and one of her projects is to draft and compile the updated section.  The picture above was taken in front of NSF International at the expert group meeting earlier this week.  Virunya was the local host and did an excellent job. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Toxicologist Position Available with the State of Michigan

The State of Michigan has a posting for a Masters-level toxicologist to work in Lansing, Michigan.  The listing is scheduled to close on Oct. 7, 2018.  For more information and to apply, please use this link.  My thanks for ETOX alumnus Efrem Neuwirth for forwarding the information.


Monday, September 10, 2018

SOT Provides Funding for Supplemental Training

The Society of Toxicology sponsors the Supplemental Training for Education Program which provides funding to doctoral students to support participation in a workshop, training course or event which will help the students achieve their future career goals. The proposed activity should be outside the scope of their graduate program and graduate research. The next deadline for applying for STEP funding is October 9. The next deadline is May 1.  Examples of successful, previously funded proposed ideas can be found on the SOT website. For more information, please click the following link: http://www.toxicology.org/education/st/step.asp.  Good luck

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Glyphosate and Eastmond in the News


Glyphosate has been in the news a lot over the past couple of years.  Most recently as the result of a jury verdict that awarded a very large sum to the plaintiff.  In 2016, Dr. David Eastmond, an ETOX faculty member, served on a WHO committee that conducted a fairly exhaustive review of the toxicological information on glyphosate.  As a result, over the past couple of years, he has been interviewed by a number of media outlets about glyphosate and cancer.  Below are links to some recent interviews.

Interview by Larry Mantle of KPPC on AirTalk
https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/08/13/63506/after-jury-rules-against-monsanto-in-roundup-lawsu/

Interview by Michael Krasny of KQED on its Forum program
https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101866711/jury-links-cancer-to-roundup-awards-289-million-to-groundskeeper

In addition to glyphosate, he was also interviewed about acrylamide and coffee by Kendall Powell for Knowable digital magazine.  The interview can be found here

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wang Research Published in Science

 Lin Wang, an alumnus of the ETOX Program is currently a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.  He did his dissertation research with Roger Atkinson and Janet Arey.  He is the corresponding author on a nice paper published in Science that describes the influence of sulfuric acid and amine precursor molecules on the formation of new particulates in Shanghai.  The article itself can be found here.  Our congratulations to Lin for this admirable recognition of his research. 

Another Alumnae photo


This spring CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich traveled to the Bay area and met with UC Riverside alumni working at Genentech.  Two of our alumnae, Yehong Wang and Jennifer Sasaki who work as scientists for Genentech, met for the first time at the gathering.  Below is a photo that they sent to me of their meeting.  It was great to see the two of them and hear that they are doing well. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Alumnae photo and update - Bhat and Sankaran



Recently, Virunya Bhat, an ETOX alumna and principal scientist at NSF International, was in Singapore for a WHO meeting and was able to get together with Gayatri Sankaran, another ETOX alumna who works for the National Environment Agency of Singapore on air pollution issues.  Both are doing well.  Above is a picture of the meeting that Virunya forwarded to me.