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Award Recipients

2013 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award:

A. Jay Gandolfi  (pictured middle)


Postdoctoral Awards

First Place:

Ebany Martinez-Funley, Michael Aschner’s laboratory, Vanderbilt University

“Methylmercury-induced dopaminergic neurotoxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans.”

Second Place:

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Lu Wang, Evan Gallagher’s laboratory, University of Washington

“Role of Nrf2 antioxidant defense in mitigating cadmium-induced oxidative stress in the olfactory system of zebrafish .”

Third Place:

Yuanyuan Xu, Michael Waalkes’s laboratory, NIEHS

“Recruitment of Normal Stem Cells into an Oncogenic Phenotype by Non-contiguous Carcinogen-Transformed Malignant Epithelia is Dependent on the Transforming Carcinogen.”


Graduate Student Awards

First Place:

Dilshan Harischandra, Anumantha Kanthasamy’s laboratory, Iowa State University

“Manganese exposure induces release of alpha-synuclein and promotes exosome mediated cell to cell transmission of synuclein aggregates in neurotoxicity models.”

Second Place:

Yesica Garciafigueroa, Aaron Barchowsky’s laboratory, University of Pittsburgh

“Arsenic-stimulated adipose fat metabolism is mediated by G-protein coupled receptors.”

Third Place:

Xue Fu,Wei Zheng’s laboratory, Purdue University

“Reduced Copper (Cu) Efflux Across the Blood-CSF Barrier Following Manganese (Mn) Exposure: Role of Cu Transporters ATP7A and ATP7B.”