Several members of the Klaunig Lab attended the Society of Toxicology’s 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, which was held from March 13-17th, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SOT meeting always promises stimulating talks, presentations on breakthroughs in the field of toxicology and educational and professional networking opportunities. The meeting was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, which was a terrific venue along the banks of the Mississippi River. In addition to attending the meeting, several students and faculty members participated in poster sessions and presentations.
Dr. James Klaunig gave a presentation titled, “Role of Endogenous Oxidative Stress in Understanding and Assessing MOA of Exogenous Exposure to Toxic Agents” during the workshop session, Bringing More Science into the Process of Risk Assessment for Endogenous Chemicals with Exogenous Exposures.
Dr. Zemin Wang presented a talk, “Mode of Action of Triclosan Induced Mouse Liver Tumors” during the platform session, Investigating Mode of Action in Chemical Carcinogenesis.
Yibin Liu presented a poster titled, “The Effect of Green Tea Extract on Working Memory in Healthy Women” during the Natural Products poster session.
Shawn Li presented a poster titled, “Mode of Action of PFOA Induced Liver and Pancreatic Acinar Cell Tumors in Rats” during the Carcinogenesis II poster session.
Ben Elser, who won the 2016 Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Student Travel Award, presented a poster titled, “Mechanism of 1,3-Dichloropropene Induced Liver Tumors in Rat” during the Carcinogenesis II poster session, as well.
Additionally, Dr. Klaunig was a collaborator on two external posters, the first by Dr. Brian Hughes titled, “Evaluation of Chemically-Induced Choline Deficiency as the Mode of Action for Diethanolamine-Induced Mouse Liver Tumors” and the second by Dr. Aparajita Chowdhury titled, “The Effects of Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB) on Rat Liver”.
Overall, the SOT 55th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana was a productive and enlightening experience for all in attendance. Members of the Klaunig Lab were enthusiastic about the connections that were made and the possibilities for future collaboration. We look forward to attending the next SOT 56th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in 2017.
More information on the SOT Annual Meeting can be found on the SOT website.