2019 SOT Supported Awards


By Helen Haggerty posted 03-07-2019 13:16


Congratulations to the 2019 Award Recipients

SOT is pleased to honor the recipients of the 2019 SOT Supported Awards. These awardees also will be recognized at the 2019 Awards Ceremony, taking place during the SOT 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo on Sunday, March 10, from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm.

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Colgate-Palmolive Awards

The recipient of the 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods is Yvonne Chang, BS, of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Her project is entitled, “Linking Co-regulated Gene Modules with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Related Cancer Risk in the 3D Human Bronchial Epithelium.” The purpose of this award is to enhance graduate student research training using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to replace the use of animals in toxicological research. 

There are two recipients of the 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Grants for Alternative Research, which identify and support efforts that promote, develop, refine, or validate scientifically acceptable animal alternative methods to facilitate the safety assessment of new chemicals and formulations. The first recipient is Helena T. Hogberg, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hogberg’s project is entitled, “Myelination as an Endpoint for Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT) Testing in a Human 3D In Vitro Model.”

Hao Zhu, PhD, of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in Camden, New Jersey, is the second Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research awardee. His project is entitled, “Computational Adverse Outcome Pathway Modeling for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity (DART).”

The Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology has been awarded to Samantha C. Faber, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, whose project is entitled, “Beyond the Barrier: A Readily Adoptable In Vitro Model for Exploring the Effects of Inhaled Toxicants beyond the Epithelium.”

Syngenta Fellowship Award

The Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies, presented to either a third-year (or later) graduate student or a postdoctoral trainee, 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. The 2019 recipient is Lauren Lewis, BS, of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Her project is entitled, “The Utility of a Human In Vitro Population-Based Model for Studies of Epigenetic and Genotoxic Mechanisms.”