Award Recipients

2024 Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Award Recipients

Vos Lifetime Career Achievement Award in Immunotoxicology

M. Firoze Khan, PhD, Department of Pathology University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award

Martina Lulini, PhD Candidate, Università degli Studi di Milano
Bright Obeng, PhD Candidate, University of Maine
Christina Post, PhD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Best Paper of the Year

“Suppression of Lung Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Fibrosis following Nitrogen Mustard Exposure by the Selective Farnesoid X Receptor Agonist Obeticholic Acid”
Jaclynn A. Meshanni, Jordan M. Lee, Kinal N. Vayas, Rachel Sun, Chenghui Jiang, Grace L. Guo, Andrew J. Gow, Jeffrey D. Laskin, and Debra L. Laskin
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics February 2024, 388 (2) 586–595; DOI:

Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti Research Excellence in Immunotoxicology Travel Award

Evangeline Schott, PhD Student, The Ohio State University
Lei Zhang, PhD, Texas A&M University
Jessica Rodriguez, PhD Candidate, Louisiana State University

Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee Award

Timothy Smyth, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages Demonstrate Polarization-State Dependent Gene Expression Patterns following Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter”

Best Presentation by a Student Award

Braeden Giles, PhD Candidate, McGill University
“Impact of an Organophosphate Ester (OPEs) Mixture from Household Dust on the Immune System: Insights from Studies in Sprague-Dawley Rats”

Outstanding Young Immunotoxicologist Award

Allison Ehrlich, PhD, University of California, Davis

Outstanding Senior Immunotoxicologist Award

Debra L. Laskin, PhD, Rutgers University