Congratulations to the RC4 Undergraduate Travel Award Recipients

By Amie Lund posted 01-27-2022 12:34 PM


The Regional Chapter Communication and Collaboration Committee (RC4) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 RC4 Undergraduate Travel Award.

The RC4 Undergraduate Travel Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate members of SOT Regional Chapters who have not yet received their bachelor’s degrees and are presenting research during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The goal of this award is to provide these students a travel grant that enables them to attend the SOT Annual Meeting and present posters of their toxicology-related projects.

The recipients of this award have conducted impressive independent research projects in the field of toxicology and have received outstanding recommendations from their mentors and Regional Chapter Executive Committees. The RC4 Award recipients also plan to pursue graduate-level degrees and continue research after completing their undergraduate degrees.

We look forward to seeing these presentations in San Diego!

Tanvi Banota, a senior at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, representing the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter

  • Project: Characterization of Liver and Lung Injury and Inflammation in a High-Fat Diet Mouse Model of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Eleanor Scheeres, a junior at Calvin University, representing the Michigan Regional Chapter

  • Project: Toxicant-Pathogen Interactions during Pregnancy: Pilot Study of Pregnant Murine Co-exposure to Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

Kallie Schafner, a junior at West Virginia University, representing the Allegheny-Erie Regional Chapter

  • Project: Effects of Maternal Inhalation Exposure to Propylene Glycerol and Vegetable Glycerin on Fetoplacental Health

The Regional Chapter Communication and Collaboration Committee (RC4) serves the interest of all Regional Chapters as an internal advisory council and liaison to the national SOT to escalate Regional Chapter global issues and to strengthen national support for, ensure the sustainability of, and encourage collaboration among Regional Chapters, with the ultimate goal of improving the promotion of science of toxicology at the regional level.