SOT Recognizes Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Presenting at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Nashville

By Emily Ford posted 17 days ago


Highlighting the importance of undergraduates to the future of toxicology, SOT selects outstanding undergraduates presenting abstracts during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo for the SOT Undergraduate Research Award. 

These students receive travel support for the full meeting, are assigned to mentor groups, and are recognized during the Awards Ceremony. When you see a large purple ribbon on a poster, please stop by to congratulate them and learn about the research of these award recipients.

Congratulations to the 2023 recipients!

Shivani Ayyagari
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Institution Where Research Was Conducted: NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC

Abstract Title: Evaluation of the Causal Relationship between PFAS and Lactation Impairment

Isabella Boyack
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

Abstract Title: Potential Recovery of Exocrine Pancreas Growth Following Embryonic PFAS Exposure in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Celine Yvonne Campos
Regis University, Denver, CO

Institution Where Research Was Conducted: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Abstract Title: Manganese-Induced Neurobehavioral Abnormalities and Related Neurotoxicity

Rumaan Cheema
University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA

Abstract Title: In Vitro Stem Cell Models to Predict Adverse Effects of Chemicals on Bone Development

Chloe Kurr-Ing Chou
University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Abstract Title: Effect of Metals on Wood Smoke PM2.5 Toxicity in Human Airway Epithelium

Anantha Akshitha Korrapati
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Abstract Title: Heavy Metal Exposure Induces Senescence as a Mechanism of Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration

Nivedita Krishnakumar
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract Title: Orexin 1 Receptor Antagonist SB-334876 Impairs Sustained Attention at Supra Pharmacologic Doses

Kaitlyn Lewars
Duke University, Durham, NC

Abstract Title: The Impact of Age on Ozone Responses in Rodents

Sophie Alice McKenzie
Western University, London, ON, Canada

Institution Where Research Was Conducted: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Abstract Title: Characterizing Neurogenesis in Zebrafish Exposed to Roundup® over Neurodevelopmental Timepoints

Abucar Mohamed
College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

Abstract Title: The Cytotoxic Effects of Unvaped VUSE Alto® and JUUL E-Liquids on Human Osteoblast-Like Cells MG-63 Cells

Keerthana Sai Prayaga
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Abstract Title: Quantification of Sulforaphane Metabolites in Human Breast Milk for Protection against Infant Respiratory Toxicity

Sawyer H. Smith
Park University, Parkville, MO

Institution Where Research Was Conducted: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Abstract Title: Delayed Liver Regeneration and Enhanced Neutrophil Recruitment after Severe Acetaminophen Overdose in Female Mice

Chrisula M. Stone
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Institutions Where Research Was Conducted: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, and Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Abstract Title: A Bander’s Contribution to Ecotoxicology: Comparison of Mercury Concentration in Feathers and Blood of Nestling Tree Swallows Demonstrates Feathers’ Suitability as a Biomonitoring Tool

Jenna Swihart
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Abstract Title: Comparing Effects of Atrazine Exposure on Neuroendocrine Molecular Targets at Two Developmental Exposure Periods in the Zebrafish