Rami Saadeh Successfully Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

A special congratulations to Dr. Rami Saadeh, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. who successfully defended and passed his doctoral dissertation on May 7th, 2015 at Indiana University Bloomington. His dissertation entitled, “Mode of action evaluation of hepatic hemangiosarcoma induced in male mice by 2-butoxyethanol: relevance to humans” was accepted in June and can be found online. His primary research interest is chronic disease development in children from environmental exposures to toxicants. Currently, Dr. Saadeh holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Public Health Program at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

Dr. Qiangen Wu’s Last Day in the Klaunig Lab


From left– (Front): Megan Agnew, Dr. Zemin Wang, Dr. Qiangen Wu; (Back): Xilin (Shawn) Li, Dr. James Klaunig, John Fyolek

April 30th marked Dr. Qiangen Wu’s last day as a postdoctoral fellow in the Klaunig Lab. Dr. Wu will start his new position as a Visiting Scientist at the Food and Drug Administration’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, AK. Through its toxicological research, the NCTR plays an important role in promoting and protecting public health. Although we are sad to see Dr. Wu leave the Klaunig Lab, we are very proud of Dr. Wu’s accomplishments and excited for his new chapter at the NCTR.

More information on the NCTR can be found on the FDA website.

Maud DeMeyer’s Last Day in the Lab


Maud DeMeyer and Dr. James Klaunig at Maud’s going away party.

On July 19th, Maud DeMeyer, a Visiting Research Associate in the Klaunig Lab, left for Belgium. Maud was in the Klaunig Lab working with Dr. Zhou and Dr. Wang on her thesis project. The project investigated the toxicity of several metals using Caenorhabditis elegans as the model. The decreased lifespan of the worms was compared after the treatment with oxidative stressors. Maud will finish her degree in Belgium upon the completion of her thesis.