Award Recipients

2021 Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Award Recipients

Best Presentation by a Student Award
Kathryn Wierenga, Michigan State University
“Phenotypic stability and application of a self-replicating murine alveolar macrophage model derived from fetal liver”
Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee Award
Lichchavi Rajasinghe, PhD, Michigan State University
“Incorporation of Cell Membrane Phosphatidylserine with Oxidizable Polyunsaturated DHA Potentiates Clearance of Toxicant-Induced Cellular Corpses by Alveolar Macrophages”
Best Paper of the Year
Toxicological Sciences. 2020 177(2), 2020, 441-453
“Regulation of Lung Macrophage Activation and Oxidative Stress Following Ozone Exposure by Farnesoid X Receptor”
Authors: Mary Francis, Grace Guo, Bo Kong, Elena V. Abramova, Jessica A. Cervelli, Andew J. Gow, Jeffrey D. Laskin, and Debra L. Laskin
Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award
Carmen Lau, BS, DVM Texas A&M University
Mitzi and Prakash Nagarkatti Research Excellence in Immunotoxicology Travel Award
Yining Jin, PhD, Professor of Toxicology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Michigan State University
Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Alessandro Venosa, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Utah
Outstanding Senior Investigator Award
Paige Lawrence, PhD, Wright Family Research Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine, Director, Environmental Health and Science Center, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Vos Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Immunotoxicology
Emanuela Corsini, PhD, Professor of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policies University of Milan