Green tea consumption improves working memory

Our study “The Effects of Green Tea Extract on Working Memory in Healthy Women” by our recent PhD graduate Yibin Liu has now been published in The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging. This study demonstrated that acute supplementation of decaffeinated green tea extract may enhance working memory capacity of women between 50 to 63 years of age, providing preliminary evidence that consumption of green tea extract may enhance the cognitive performance in older adults and thus provide potential chemopreventive benefits in this group. For more details about this study, please go to

“Induction of Endogenous Retroelements as a Potential Mechanism for Mouse-Specific Drug-Induced Carcinogenicity” set to be published in upcoming PLOS ONE

Dr. Gosink’s manuscript co-authored by Dr. Klaunig “Induction of Endogenous Retroelements as a Potential Mechanism for Mouse-Specific Drug-Induced Carcinogenicity” has been deemed eligible for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE.   The manuscript is currently within the production department preparing for publication.

Dr. Klaunig wins Election for SOT Nominating Committee

Dr. James E. Klaunig has won the election for the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Nominating Committee after agreeing to consideration. The Nominating Committee is an elected committee consisting of nine members elected by the Society membership, with the immediate past president as chair. The committee is responsible for developing the slate of candidates for election to SOT Council and elected committees. Dr. Klaunig continues to demonstrate valuable leadership in the continued success of the SOT.

Dr. Klaunig a signatory of “An appeal for the integrity of science and public policy.”

Dr. Klaunig featured as a signatory of the appeal as well as co-author of Upholding science in health, safety and environmental risk assessments and regulations in the Journal of Toxicology.

Doi of the appeal: 10.1016/j.tox.2016.08.015

Doi of “Upholding science in health, safety and environmental risk assessments and regulation”: 10.1016/j.tox.2016.09.005

Dr. Wang’s Research Paper Recently Accepted by the Journal of Applied Toxicology

Dr. Wang’s research paper entitled “Toxaphene Induced Mouse Liver Tumorigenesis is Mediated by the Constitutive Androstane Receptor (CAR)” was recently accepted by the Journal of Applied Toxicology (DOI 10.1002/jat.3445) and is now in press. It will be published online in soon and appear in a future issue of this journal.

For the Third Consecutive Year, Dr. Klaunig on the List of Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2016

Following appearances of his name on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” and “Highly Cited Researchers 2015”, Dr. James Klaunig again was named one of the World’s Most Influential Minds by Thomson Reuters on the “Highly Cited Researchers 2016.”  This award, determined by citation analysis of the Web of Science database, honors researchers by tracking papers published in the last decade that by citations rank in the top 1% for their respective years of publication in each of 22 main subject fields.  Meeting the difficult criteria for this award, Dr. Klaunig’s research continues to demonstrate an impact on the advances of scientific research and innovation.

For more information about this award, please visit

Ph.D Student in the Klaunig Lab is Honored with Two Awards at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting 2017

Xilin (Shawn) Li, a Ph.D student in the Klaunig Lab at Indiana University-Bloomington, won the 2017 Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Travel Support award and the 2017 American Association of Chinese Toxicologist (AACT) Charles River Best Abstract Award (2nd Prize). He will be presenting a poster entitled “Role of MicroRNAs in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)” at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting 2017 in Baltimore, MD.