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Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Schedule

All seminars are held at 100 Theory Avenue (off of California between Bison and Academy), in room 158, the large conference room, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

The first seminar of each month will be a research seminar by an invited speaker sponsored by the UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH).

Note that the seminars are currently scheduled for some Fridays, but please keep the other Fridays open for special seminars.

Environmental Toxicology Seminar

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 6 Open date
 


Apr. 13
 

"An Overview of the Environmental Impact of Genetically Modified Herbicide Tolerant Farming"

Dr. Ling Jing
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

Apr. 20 RIP Talks:

"Dirty Details: Burning Biofuels and How Biomass Source Affects Emission Properties"

Investigating the Role of Inflammation and Copper Toxicity in Alzheimer’s Disease


Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 27

"Is that addicting social media device not only selling our data but giving us cancer too? Cell phones and radiation: facts and fictions"

Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 4

"Toxic Entities Probed at the Single Molecule and Nanoscale Level"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Joonil Seog
US Food and Drug Administration
Office of Device Evaluation
Neurointerventional Devices Branch
Lead Scientific Reviewer & Materials Engineer

May 11

"Low-Nicotine and Electronic Cigarettes: A Role for Harm Reduction?"

Sarah Smith
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 18

RIP Talks:

"Effects of Recreational Water Exposure on the Human Skin Microbiome"

"Biological and Chemical Mitigation of Radiotherapy's Deleterious Effects"



Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Barrett Allen
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 25 "Is Coffee Roasting Your DNA?"
 

Marisa Chattman Nielson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

June 1

"Splitting Hares and Tortoises: Decoding Neuronal Immediate Early Gene Transcription"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Ramendra Saha
Assistant Professor
Quantitative and Systems Biology
UC Merced
June 8 "Unravelling the Deadliest Catch: Are Biodegradable Nets the Answer?" Rebecca Johnson
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

 

Past Seminars
 

Winter 2018 Seminar Schedule

Jan. 12 "The Algal Bloom Toxicity in the Air"
 
Jason Kilian
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Jan. 19 "Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Adverse Birth Outcomes" Yi Sun
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology Track

Jan. 26 "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Infertility"
Note: EHS PhD candidate interview day

Ulrike Luderer
Professor and Director, Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Program

Feb. 2 "Neonicotinoids in the Environment: How Reactive Are They?"
COEH Research Seminar
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts
Professor of Chemistry and Director of AIRUCI
UC Irvine
Feb. 9 "Dysbiosis of the Gut and the role of Environmental Toxicants"
 
Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 16 "Little Plastics, Big World: Toxicological Implications from Exposure to Micro- and Nano-plastics"

David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Feb. 23

RIP Talks:

"Prenatal Exposure Modeling of Metals and Organochlorines near a Superfund Site"

"Characterizing the Role of Glutathione and Lipid Droplets in Oocyte Competence"



Roxana Khalili
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
Mar. 2 "Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Case for PCBs"
COEH Research Seminar
Pamela Lein
Professor, Dept of Molecular Biosciences and
Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group
UC Davis

Mar. 9 "Death by Food: Scombroid Poisoning" Dr. Tracy Lee
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident
Mar. 16 "Fasting: Harnessing Ancient Metabolism to Prevent and Cure Modern Disease" Nicole Chmielewski-Stivers
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

 

 

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Sept. 29 Orientation for NEW EHS graduate students only
(continuing EHS students and students in other graduate programs are not required to attend)
 

 

Oct. 6 "Minamata Convention on Mercury: Transnational Gaps in Science and Policy"
COEH Research Seminar
 
Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan
Professor and Chair
Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention
UC Irvine

Oct. 13 "Dermal Exposure to BPA"
 
Roxana Khalili
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

Oct. 20
 
RIP Talks

Nicole Chmielewski
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
and
David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Oct. 27 "Oil Dispersants: Lessons Learned from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 3
 

"Environmentally-Relevant Exposures to Phthalates and Reproduction"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Zelieann Craig
Assistant Professor
School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
University of Arizona

Nov. 10 Veteran's Day holiday -- NO SEMINAR

Nov. 17 Topic: TBA

 
Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Nov. 24
 
Thanksgiving holiday -- NO SEMINAR

Dec. 1 "Passive Smoking and Parkinson's Disease in California Teachers"
COEH Research Seminar

Dr. Nicole Gatto
Associate Professor of Public Health
Director, Doctorate of Public Health Graduate Program
Claremont Graduate University

Dec. 8 "Dangerous Fruit: The Mystery of a Deadly Outbreak"

Dr. Samir Mukherjee
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

 

 

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

Apr. 7 "A Million Little Spears: The Toxicological Effects of High Aspect Ratio Particles"
 
David Herman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 14
 

"A Cannabinoid Link Between Mitochondria and Memory"

Jessica Monterrosa Mena
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

Apr. 21 Open date
 


Apr. 28

"Mechanism of Stem Cell-derived Extracellular Vesicle Amelioration of Radiation-induced Brain Injury"

Ron Leavitt
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 5

"Chlorpyrifos, Neurodevelopment, and the EPA - a Toxic Love Triangle"

Kelli Malott
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 12

Open date

May 19 "Particulate Matter and It's Possible Role in the Antibiotic Resistance"
 

Janielle Vidal
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track

May 26 "Resting Heart Rate as a Predictor of Metabolic Syndrome in Firefighters"
 

Dr. Samir Mukherjee
M.S. student in Environmental Health Sciences and Occupational Medicine resident

June 2

"Effects of Recreational Water Exposure on Human Skin Flora"

Marisa Chattman
Ph.D. student, Environmental Toxicology Track
June 9 "Higher Risk of Acute Asthma or Wheeze Clinical Encounters among Low Birthweight Children Exposed to Early-life PM2.5" Roxana Khalili
Ph.D. student, Exposure Sciences Track

 

 

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