SOT Honors and Awards
Congratulations to the 2021 SOT Award recipients. The awardees will be honored during the Virtual 2021 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 12–26, 2021. The citations for the 2021 SOT Award recipients, as well as a list of the 2020 SOT Endowment Fund Award recipients, also are available in the 2021 SOT Awards Program.
Thomas A. Burke, PhD
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDAccomplishments
Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CAAccomplishments
Andrew D. Patterson, PhD
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PAAccomplishments
Arnold J. Lehman Award
Calvin C. Willhite, PhD
Risk Sciences International and McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Ottawa, ON, CanadaAccomplishments
Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award
Deborah Cory-Slechta, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NYAccomplishments
Wei Zheng, PhD, ATS
Purdue University, West Lafayette, INAccomplishments
Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award
Barbara A. Wetmore, PhD
US EPA Office of Research and Development, Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure, Research Triangle Park, NCAccomplishments
Founders Award (for Outstanding Leadership in Toxicology)
Michael Gallo, PhD, ATS, DABT
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJAccomplishments
Leading Edge in Basic Science Award
Dana C. Dolinoy, PhD
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MIAccomplishments
Rogene Henderson, PhD, DABT
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NMAccomplishments
Public Communications Award
Johnnye Lewis, PhD
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMAccomplishments
Toxicologist Mentoring Award
K. S. Rao, PhD, DABT
Eurofins/Advinus, Bangalore, IndiaAccomplishments
Translational Impact Award
Rebecca Fry, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NCAccomplishments
Undergraduate Educator Award
Larissa Williams, PhD
Bates College, Lewiston, MEAccomplishments
Toxicological Sciences Paper of the Year Award
Selected by the SOT Board of Publications, this award recognizes the author(s) of a paper published in the official SOT journal, Toxicological Sciences, during the 12-month period terminating with the June issue of the calendar year preceding the Annual Meeting at which the award is presented.
Gene Expression and DNA Methylation Alterations in the Glycine N-Methyltransferase Gene in Diet-Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease–Associated Carcinogenesis
Barbara Borowa-Mazgaj, Aline de Conti, Volodymyr Tryndyak, Colleen R. Steward, Leandro Jimenez, Stepan Melnyk, Mulugeta Seneshaw, Faridodin Mirshahi, Ivan Rusyn, Frederick A. Beland, Arun J. Sanyal, and Igor P. Pogribny.
2019. Toxicological Sciences 170, no. 2 (August): 273–82.Paper Merits
Supported Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods
Aditya Bhalerao, MS
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI
“Toxicological Impact of Smoking on a Microfluidic Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier—Risks and Outcomes for Neurological Disorders”
Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology
Naeem Sheik Abdul, PhD
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Applied Microbial and Health Biotechnology Institute, Cape Town, South Africa
”Role of Non-coding RNAs in Fumonisin B1–Induced Metabolic Toxicity: An Alternate Mechanism of Action”
Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards
Presented by the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA), the Best Postdoctoral Publication Awards recognize outstanding work accomplished during formal mentored postdoctoral traineeships by recognizing recently published exceptional papers in the field of toxicology.
Suzanne N. Martos, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC
Martos, Suzanne N., Michelle R. Campbell, Oswaldo A. Lozoya, Xuting Wang, Brian D. Bennett, Isabel J.B. Thompson, Ma Wan, Gary S. Pittman, and Douglas A. Bell. 2020.
“Single-Cell Analyses Identify Dysfunctional CD16+ CD8 T Cells in Smokers.”
Cell Reports Medicine 1, no. 4 (July).
Johanna Nyffeler, PhD
US EPA, Durham, NC
Nyffeler, Johanna, Clinton Willis, Ryan Lougee, Ann Richard, Katie Paul-Friedman, and Joshua A. Harrill. 2020.
“Bioactivity Screening of Environmental Chemicals Using Imaging-Based High-Throughput Phenotypic Profiling.”
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 389 (January).
Edward Alain B. Pajarillo, PhD
Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Pajarillo, Edward, Asha Rizor, Deok-Soo Son, Michael Aschner, and Eunsook Lee. 2020.
“The Transcription Factor REST Up-Regulates Tyrosine Hydroxylase and Antiapoptotic Genes and Protects Dopaminergic Neurons against Manganese Toxicity.”
Journal of Biological Chemistry 295 (March): 3040–54
Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student from a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in toxicology who previously participated in the SOT Undergraduate Program and is presenting a paper during the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting.
SOT Undergraduate Research Award
These awards recognize outstanding undergraduates who have not yet received their bachelor’s degrees and are presenting research at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. The goal of these awards is to foster interest in graduate studies in the field of toxicology.
Bailey E. West
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Abstract Title #1: Antimicrobial Agent Cetylpyridinium Chloride Inhibits Immune Mast Cell Function
Abstract Title #2: Antimicrobial Agent Cetylpyridinium Chloride Interferes with Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate-Protein Interactions in Influenza Infection Fibroblast Model and in Mast Cells