As a recipient of the SOT Diversity Initiatives Endowment Career Development Award, I was given an amazing opportunity to study differential gene expression methods at the National Center for Genome Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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.
SOT offers several awards for undergraduate students considering a career in toxicology. Undergraduate Diversity Program and Endowment awards for 2019 have formally launched on July 1, 2018. We encourage students to submit an application and faculty to share the opportunities with their students.