Environmental Health Sciences Trainee Colloquium 

Ourmonthly series highlights the OSU SRP Trainees and give them an opportunity to share their research to the OSU and PNNL communities. The seminar begins at 12 noon in the Hallie Ford Center first floor conference room each third Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend. Some presentations are recorded and shared on the web site.


Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 P.M.


Blair Paulik

Predicting PAH Contamination in Resident Crayfish

Blair Paulik

PhD Candidate, Anderson Lab, EMT



Alan Bergmann

Contribution of PAHs to the Teratogenicity of Bioavailable Superfund Mixtures

Alan Bergmann
PhD Candidate, Anderson Lab, EMT




September 17, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 P.M.

Gloria Garcia

Discovery of a Conserved Long Noncoding RNA Upregulated in Response to the Xenobiotic Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor

Gloria Garcia
PhD Candidate, MCB & EMT, SRP Project 3, Tanguay Lab



Paroma Chatterjee

 Truncated Forms of Otoferlin Rescue Loss of Otoferlin Phenotype in Zebrafish

Paroma Chatterjee
Graduate student, MCB & BB



August 20, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 P.M.

Hazardous Breakdown Products Formed from the Thermal Remediation of PAHs in Soils at Superfund Sites

Lisandra Santiago Delgado
PhD student, Simonich Lab


Does Bioremediation of PAH-Contaminated Soils Reduce Cancer Risk?

Cleo Davie-Martin, PhD
Simonich Lab



July 23, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 P.M.

Analysis of Depth Optimization Needed for Differential Expression in Danio rerio

Chris Sullivan, Computational Scientist
Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing


Phenotype anchoring in zebrafish reveals an MMP-dependent mechanism for tamoxifen induced cell death in skin epithelium

Sean Michael Bugel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tanguay Lab




May 21, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 P.M.


Metabolomics approach to define and compare the effects of PAHs and Oxygenated PAHs in developing zebrafish

Marc Elie, PhD
NIEHS Postdoctoral Training Fellow, OSU SRP Project 3




Whole-genome Expression Analysis of Endocrine Active ToxCast™ Compounds in Embryonic Zebrafish
Derik Haggard, PhD Candidate


April 16, 2015

LPSC room 402,  12 noon - 12:30 P.M.



Quantitation and prediction of PAH and NPAH sorption to polystyrene 96-well plates
Anna Chlebowski, PhD Candidate, OSU SRP Project 3 and 5




Identification of high molecular weight PAHs in sealcoat and contribution to toxicity
Ivan Titaley, Chemistry Grad Student, OSU SRP Project 5

March 19, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115,  12 noon - 12:30 P.M.

Regional Variations in Blood Mercury Concentrations and Temporal Trends in Fish Consumption in Women of Child Bearing Age in the United States using NHANES data from 1999-2010

Leanne Cusack, PhD, MPH, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, CPHHS

February 26, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115,  12 noon - 12:30 P.M.

Tracing contaminant transport, transformations, and fate using heavy stable isotopes

Alyssa E. Shiel, PhD

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

January 15, 2015

Hallie Ford Center room 115  12 noon - 12:30 P.M. 

Developing a zebrafish xenograft model
of human glioblastoma to identify novel
anti-cancer treatments
Leah Wehmas, PhD Candidate



Flame Retardants: Advanced morphological-behavioral
test platform with zebrafish reveals developmental defects
Pamela Noyes, Post-Doctoral Fellow

November 20, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room, 115 - 12 noon - 12:45 P.M.

Carey Donald PhD StudentComponent-based Analysis of
OPAH Interaction Effects in
Carey Donald, PhD Student

Scott Lafontaine - MS StudentRelative Influence of Trans-Pacific and Regional
Transport of PAHs and PM to the Confederated
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Scott Lafontaine, MS Student

October 16, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room, 115 - 12 noon - 12:30 pm

Blair Paulik - PhD StudentWhat's in the Air?
Using passive sampling to answer
questions about fracking
Blair Paulik, PhD Student

Alan Bergmann - PhD CandidateTeratogenicity of PAHs from Portland Harbor?
Effects-directed analysis with passive 
sampling and developing zebrafish
Alan Bergmann, PhD Candidate

July 17, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room 115 - 12 noon - 12:30 pm

Bill Baxter - IT Consultant, EHSCSpecial Guest
NIH Compliance – How to Keep Funding Flowing
See recording and resources
Bill Baxter, IT Consultant, EHSC

June 19, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room, 115 - 12 noon - 12:30 pm

Leah Chibwe, PhD CandidateToxicity and indetification
of PAH transformation
products in bioremediated soils
Leah Chibwe, PhD Candidate

Tod Harper - PostDoc ScholarDibenzo[def,p]chrysene DNA
adducts at single base resolution:
Science Fiction or Reality?
Tod Harper, PostDoc Scholar

May 15, 2014

Cory Gerlach - Undergraduate Researcher in Tanguay LabMono-substituted isopropylated triaryl phosphate,
a major component of Firemaster 550, is an AHR
agonist that exhibits AHR independent cardiotoxicity in zebrafish
Cory Gerlach, Undergraduate Researcher in Tanguay Lab

April 17, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:45 pm

Yasmeen Nkrumeh-Elie - Postdoctoral FellowUse of metabolomics in
nutrition and toxicology
Yasmeen Nkrumeh-Elie, Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrea Knecht - PhD candidateDevelopmental exposure to benzo[a]pyrene
affects behavior and energetics
in larval and adult zebrafish
Andrea Knecht, PhD candidate

February 20, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 pm

Andres Cardenas - MPH, PhD studentEffects of prenatal arsenic exposure
on DNA methylation and leukocyte
subpopulations in umbilical cord blood
Andres Cardenas, MPH, PhD student

January 16, 2014

Hallie Ford Center room 115, 12 noon - 12:30 pm

Andres Cardenas - MPH, PhD studentHuman in vivo kinetics and dynamics of
high molecular weight PAH, dibenzo(def,p) chrysene, 
utilizing liquid sample accelerator mass spectrometry
Erin Madeen, Ph.D. candidate

Recording on YouTube