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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2016

Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D.
Falk lecture focuses on homeostasis in the individual neuron

Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D., discussed the brain’s visual cortex and how neurons regulate themselves, in the Falk Lecture’s 30th year.

Trevor Archer
Epigenetic enzymes and regulation of transcription

NIEHS biochemist Trevor Archer, Ph.D., discussed “Using Epigenetic Enzymes to Regulate Transcription,” in a Duke University seminar.

Headshot of Patrick Breysse
Breysse highlights CDC environmental health activities

Patrick Breysse, Ph.D., visited NIEHS Feb. 19 to highlight work done by the two CDC agencies that he now directs.

Gwen Coleman
Council members support new NIEHS initiatives

At the February meeting, the advisory council heard updates on programs gave a thumbs-up to three newly proposed initiatives.

Zhao and Phyllis Leppert
NIEHS scientists stand out at regional reproductive biology meeting

The spring meeting included and a poster award for trainee Fei Zhao, Ph.D., and talks by Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., and trainee Kathryn McClelland, Ph.D.

Jon Mirsalis
Expert panel agrees with draft NTP reports

A panel of experts agreed with draft NTP conclusions on carcinogenicity and toxicity of antimony trioxide and the metalworking fluid TRIM VX.

Warren Casey, Ph.D.
Connecting high throughput assay results to animal test outcomes

Attendees at a recent workshop identified steps needed for high throughput test data to begin serving existing toxicity testing needs.

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Society of Toxicology meeting to feature sessions led by NIEHS and NTP

Scientists from NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program will be involved in numerous sessions at the upcoming SOT meeting in New Orleans.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. Director, NIEHS & NTP - Speaking
Fifty years of unique training opportunities at NIEHS

As NIEHS celebrates 50 years of scientific research, Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., reflected on developing a high-caliber training program.


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