SOT Announces Recipients of 2023 RC4 Undergraduate Travel Awards

By Cheryl Rockwell posted 03-09-2023 15:31


The SOT Regional Chapter Communication and Collaboration Committee (RC4) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 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 students a travel grant that enables them to attend the SOT meeting and present posters of their toxicology-related projects.

The recipients of this award conducted impressive, independent, and toxicology-focused research projects and received outstanding recommendations from their mentors, as well as their 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 Nashville!

Kallie Schafner, senior, West Virginia University, representing the Allegheny-Erie Regional Chapter (AESOT)

  • Poster Title: Inhalation Exposure to Propylene Glycerol and Vegetable Glycerin Results in Aberrant Free Radical Production in Dams and Offspring

Luca Jolly, junior, Michigan State University, representing the Michigan Regional Chapter (MISOT)

  • Poster Title: Age at First Menstrual Cycle Influences Associations of Phthalates/Replacements with Maternal Metabolic Factors in Pregnancy

Rachel Sun, junior, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, representing the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter (MASOT)

  • Poster Title: Evaluating the Role of Rodent Macrophage Immunometabolism in Response to Endotoxin

RC4 serves the interest of all SOT Regional Chapters as an internal advisory council and liaison to 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.