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When in Rome—SOT Funding Enables Training in Isolating and Culturing Mesenchymal Stem Cells

I was fortunate to receive the SOT Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) award. With this award, I traveled to Sapienza Università di Roma in Italy, to the laboratory of Dr. Rita Businaro for what was intended to be a three-month training period focused on mesenchymal stem cells ...


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STEP-ping into the World of Computational Toxicology via SOT Funds

While my PhD dissertation research taught me how to utilize toxicology and exposure information and conduct risk assessments, I did not learn much about computational techniques, which are becoming increasingly important in a Tox21 world. In particular, I was interested in computational...


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SOT Supports Graduate Student Training in Environmental Mixtures

My name is Lorraine N. Vélez-Torres, and I am currently a PhD candidate in the Microbiology and Medical Zoology Department at the Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Ciencias Médicas. My research project focuses on assessing the effect of Hurricane María on indoor air concentrations of fungal...


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Using STEP Award Funding to Learn about Risk Assessment

As a third-year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison , I work in Dr. Chad Vezina’s lab researching the impact of in utero and lactational TCDD exposure on prostate neuroanatomy and smooth muscle contraction. My experience as a graduate student at UW – Madison has...



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Latest STEP Awards Announced

With SOT support, two SOT graduate students will be supplementing their graduate training with specific activities directed toward future career paths in toxicology. The recipients are Lauren Lewis, BS, Texas A&M University, and Anne Turco, BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ...


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A STEP into the Next Generation PK/PD Analysis: Simcyp Workshop on PBPK Modeling

This fall, I was fortunate to receive generous funding from the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP) to attend a one-week comprehensive Simcyp® Workshop. This workshop was hosted by Certara and held at the Nassau Inn, Princeton, New Jersey, from...


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My First STEPs into the World of Risk Assessment

In September, I had the opportunity to attend a week-long intensive Dose-Response Boot Camp in Cincinnati, OH. This course, hosted by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA), provided fundamental groundwork in the field of toxicology risk assessment. The workshop consisted of instructor...


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Gabriella Wahler Mixes it up at Columbia University

This summer, I was able to attend a two-day intensive Environmental Mixtures Workshop at Columbia University thanks to the Supplemental Training for Education Program (STEP). The Mixtures Workshop was hosted by Columbia University’s Department of Environmental Health and Sciences in the...


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Congratulations to Toxicology Graduate Students Taking New STEPs in 2018

As chair of the Graduate Subcommittee, I am pleased to announce the selection of the most recent recipients of Supplemental Training and Education Program (STEP) funding. These awards provide up to $1,000 to support participation in activities outside the dissertation work that will...