Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Recognized by SOT

By Jaime Mirowsky posted 02-29-2024 14:34


The SOT Faculty United for Toxicology Research and Education (FUTURE) Committee is pleased to recognize 16 outstanding undergraduates who are presenting posters at the SOT 63rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Salt Lake City, Utah. These students come from a variety of institutions but share in having demonstrated research skills and a commitment to toxicology research, documented in their application and by their research mentor. FUTURE will welcome these students during an event early March 12, and they will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony. The SOT Undergraduate Research Award recipients participate in the Undergraduate Education Program as well as other meeting events; the award provides travel and lodging support for the full meeting. FUTURE has also arranged for each awardee to have a meeting mentor.

Watch for a large purple ribbon on a poster during the 2024 Poster Sessions, as these denote the Undergraduate Research Award recipients. Stop by to congratulate these outstanding students, learn about their research, and encourage them to continue in a toxicology-related career path.

Mina Alaaldin
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Abstract Title: Alterations of Eluxadoline Pharmacokinetics in a Rodent Model of Metabolic Dysfunction–Associated Steatohepatitis

Vishnupriya Alavala
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Abstract Title: Neurodevelopmental Vulnerability to Gestational Ozone Exposure

Caylee A. Brown
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Institution Where Research Was Conducted: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
Abstract Title: Exploring the Role of Microglia Cells in Dysregulated Orexin System Function in Rats Exposed to Bisphenol A during the Peripubertal Period

Keishla Colón Montañez
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Institution Where Research Was Conducted: Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Abstract Title: Exposure to Acute Ambient Ozone Triggers Differential Lung Inflammation in Lung Tissue from Asthmatic Male and Female Mice

Emily Dai
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Institution Where Research Was Conducted: US FDA/NCTR, Jefferson, AR
Abstract Title: Challenges and Solutions in Measuring Commonly Used Drug-Induced Liver Injury Biomarkers in a Liver-on-a-Chip Platform

Mae Anneliese Esquibel
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
Abstract Title: Polystyrene Microplastics Impair the Growth, Survival, and Macrophage Differentiation of Human THP-1 Monocytes

Gabrielle F. Gonzalez
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Abstract Title: Developmental Exposure to TCDD Alters Sperm Motility and Whole-Body Hormone Parameters in a Zebrafish Model

Alan Ibarra
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Abstract Title: Astemizole Induces Necroptotic Cell Death in Cancer Cells via Lysosomal Damage

Hannah Joo
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Institution Where Research Was Conducted: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Abstract Title: Lead Exposure Impacts Calcium Transients and Calcium Transporters in a High-Throughput Human iPSC–Derived Cardiomyocyte Model

Paige C. Lindberg
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Abstract Title: Quantitative Identification of Xenobiotic Transporters in MASH Progression Using Human Urine–Derived Extracellular Vesicles.

Audrey Luo
University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Abstract Title: Seizure Inhibition Mitigates Blood-Brain Barrier Impairment in a Male Rat Model of Acute Organophosphate Intoxication

Adira M. Safar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Abstract Title: Long-Term Dietary Exposure to an Environmentally Relevant Mixture of Phthalates Affects Ovarian Aging Markers

Winter S. Stubblefield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Abstract Title: The Effect of Imidacloprid on the Expression of Steroidogenic Genes in the Mouse Ovary

Shine Wang
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
Abstract Title: Cadmium Accumulation and Metal Stress Response in the Kidneys of Transgenic Mice with a Genetic Variant in the BCRP Transporter

Margaret Wurster
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT
Abstract Title: Gene Expression Analysis of Environmental Xenoestrogens in Breast Cancer

Maximiliano Zablah
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Institution Where Research Was Conducted: Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
Abstract Title: CRISPR-Screen Identifies ASC1-Complex (ASCC) as a Potential Mediator of Tungsten Toxicity