The Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award, administered by the SOT Committee on Diversity Initiatives, helped me attend the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) 77th Annual Meeting.
This summer, thanks to the generous SOT Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award, I attended the American Chemical Society 256th National Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA. The theme of this year’s conference was “Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Beyond.”
As a PhD student at UC Berkeley, I have had the privilege of attending various conferences in the fields of public health, toxicology, and cancer biology. I have, however, yet to attend a conference that focuses entirely on my research interest of endocrine disruptors.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous in the environment and have been shown to adversely affect human health and ecology. I learned more about EDCs by attending the 11th Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Gordon Research Conference (GRC) held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) is a fairly novel technique enabling sensitive identification of drugs and metabolites from 2D samples, typically tissue sections. To learn this technique, I attended an advanced imaging mass spectrometry (AIMS) laboratory course at Vanderbilt University.