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Graduate Student Micah Willis awarded 2021 AAI Minority Scientist Award

April 13, 2021

Micah Willis Congratulations to Micah Willis for receiving the AAI Minority Scientist award for his work on “Microvesicle-associated immunomodulators are critical regulators of immune dysfunction following burn injury”. Burn injury can be separated into two very distinct phases; an hyper-inflammative early-acute phase (0-72 hours post injury), followed by an immunosuppressive sub-acute phase. Micah’s work will examine … Read more

Faculty Member Phillip Clapp is Featured in Press Briefing on Mask Fitting

February 22, 2021

Phil Clapp Collaborative research between CEMALB and EPA investigators shows that double masking can provide additional protection for the wearer. However, improving fit with the outer mask is key. Read More here:  

Recent Graduate Yael-Natalie Escobar Awarded APS Fellowship

February 3, 2021

Yael-Natalie Escobar It is becoming increasingly apparent that science is a major component of many issues, topics, and decisions with which Congress must grapple. The American Physiological Society (APS) sponsors an early career advocacy fellowship to engage researchers in “advocacy activities and provide them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research.” Yael-Natalie Escobar, … Read more

Longtime Faculty Dr. David Holbrook passes away

May 28, 2020

Dr. David Holbrook It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Dr. David Holbrook. He died peacefully on May 3rd, 2020 at the age of 87. He was a critical component in the development of our training program in 1979 and stayed involved until 2019, dedicating 40 years of his life to … Read more

Alumnus of the Month: Lawrence “Lars” Trost, PhD

April 15, 2019

  April 2019 Biography: Dr. Lawrence “Lars” Trost is a Preclinical Development Consultant at the company he founded, Belleropharm, LLC.  His core expertise is assisting clients with the design and execution of toxicology studies intended to support the safety of products in development for Investigational New Drug (IND) and New Drug Application (NDA) submissions.  Dr. … Read more

Dr. Samantha Faber awarded SOT 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Postdoc Fellowship Award in In-Vitro Toxicology

January 14, 2019

  Postdoctoral Trainee Dr. Samantha Faber, PhD has been awarded the Society of Toxicology 2019 Colgate-Palmolive Postdoc Fellowship Award in In-Vitro Toxicology.   Her project title  is “Beyond the Barrier; A Readily Adoptable In Vitro Model for Exploring the Effects of Inhaled Toxicants beyond the Epithelium”.  Please see below for a short summary of the grant … Read more

Alumnus of the Month: Scott Barros, PhD

January 14, 2019

January 2019   Biography: Dr. Scott Barros received his doctorate at UNC Chapel Hill in 2003 working with Dr. Ronald Cannon and Dr. Raymond Tennant at NIEHS (Cancer Biology, National Center for Toxicogenomics). He then did a postdoctoral fellowship in renal pharmacology under Dr. John Pritchard at NIEHS. Dr. Barros transitioned to the pharma/biotech industry … Read more