Congratulations to the 2022 SOT Supported Award Recipients

By Ilona Jaspers posted 03-17-2022 02:01 PM


The Society is grateful to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Syngenta for their support of awards that facilitate research by SOT members. The recipients of the 2022 SOT Supported Awards will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony at the 61st SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Aggie Williams, BA

Anna Maria Cariboni, PhD

Almudena Veiga-Lopez, DVM, PhD

Itzy Morales Pantoja, PhD

Elena Kozlova, AS, BS

Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Student Research Training Award to Promote Diversity in Toxicology

Aggie Williams, BA, has received the 2022 Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Student Research Training Award to Promote Diversity in Toxicology, which supplements the resources available to academic laboratories hosting and supporting Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Indigenous American graduate students to conduct their research and training. Ms. Williams will use this fellowship for her project entitled, “Particulate Hexavalent Chromium Exposure Suppresses BCDX2 Complex Response in Human Lung Cells.”

Colgate-Palmolive Awards

Anna Maria Cariboni, PhD, and Almudena Veiga-Lopez, DVM, PhD, have received the 2022 Colgate-Palmolive Grants for Alternative Research, which support efforts that promote, develop, refine, or validate scientifically acceptable animal alternative methods to facilitate the safety assessment of new chemicals and formulations. Dr. Cariboni will use this grant to support her project entitled, “Exploring the Impact of Nanoplastics on Sexual Reproduction by Applying Tailored In Vitro Models of Developing and Maturing GnRH Neurons,” and Dr. Veiga-Lopez will use the award for his project entitled, “Novel 3-Dimensional Hepatic-Placental Tandem Organ-on-a-Chip: A Platform to Study Drug Effects during Gestational Hypoxia.”

Itzy Morales Pantoja, PhD, is the recipient of the 2022 Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology, which supports research to advance the development of alternatives to animal testing in toxicological research. Dr. Morales Pantoja will use the fellowship to support her project entitled, “In Vitro Microfluidic-3D MEA System to Enable Higher Biocomplexity of Human Brain Organoid Model for the Study of Neurodegeneration.”

Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies

Elena Kozlova, AS, BS, has received the 2022 Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies, which supports mode-of-action research aimed at characterizing dose-dependent effects of xenobiotics on mammalian systems in such a way that the causal sequence of key events underlying toxicity is elucidated. Ms. Kozlova will use the fellowship to support her project, “Maternal Transfer of Oxytocin and Thyroid-Disrupting Indoor Flame Retardants Affecting Offspring Social Brain.”

Congratulations to the recipients of these prestigious Supported Awards!