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Flash Report: SEAZIT Ontologies Workshop

December 18, 2017

A report on the SEAZIT (Systematic Evaluation of the Application of Zebrafish in Toxicology) Ontologies Workshop has been published:

Reif serves as Working Group member for the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) monograph on Benzene

October 27, 2017

David Reif was a member of the Working Group that drew experts from around the world to a meeting in Lyon, France in order to evaluate the carcinogenicity of Benzene. 

Summaries of the final evaluations are available in the Lancet Oncology article. The detailed assessments will be published as …

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Reif presents at Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

September 24, 2017

David presented a seminar at the annual meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EMGS), entitled: "Gene-Environment Interactions Associated with Differential Susceptibility to Chemical Exposure".

Michele Balik-Meisner successfully defends her PhD!

August 23, 2017

Michele Balik-Meisner successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Gene-by-Environment Interactions Associated with Inter-Individual Variation in Response to Chemical Exposure".  

Michele will continue her research as a Bioinformaticist at Sciome


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Reif presents at OpenTox conference

July 12, 2017

David Reif presented at the 2017 OpenTox USA meeting. Thanks to Barry Hardy and Noffisat Oki for the invitation to speak! 

His seminar was entitled "Implications of Population Genetic Diversity for Safety Assessment."  

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Reif presents at International Neurotoxicology Association meeting in Brazil

May 22, 2017

David Reif presented at the joint meeting of the International Neurotoxicology Association & Neurotoxicity Society in Florianopolis, Brazil. 

The seminar was entitled "Developing an Integrated Testing Strategy: Analytical methods to distill useful information from high-throughput screening of ch…

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Reif presents at ToxForum annual meeting

February 15, 2017

David Reif presented an invited talk at the 41st Annual ToxForum Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.

The talk, "Integrating Multiple Sources of High-Dimensional Data to Quantify Effects of Genetic Variability in Chemical Risk Assessment", was part of a session moderated by Julia Rager & Reza Rasoulpo…

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Reif presents in Systematic Evaluation of the Application of Zebrafish in Toxicology (SEAZIT) series

February 1, 2017

David Reif presented as part of the ongoing Systematic Evaluation of the Application of Zebrafish in Toxicology (SEAZIT) webinar series. 

The Proximity Principle

February 1, 2017

Christy Sadler and colleagues have written a new multimedia article about the Bioinformatics "cluster" at NC State University.

The term "cluster" is shorthand for the cluster hiring program known as the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Prog…

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Reif presents at Triangle Statistical Genetics Meeting

October 31, 2016

David Reif presented an invited talk at the 2016 Triangle Statistical Genetics Meeting. The event was hosted at SAS, Inc. by the Triangle StatGen Organizing Committee.


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Marissa Kosnik joins the Reif Lab!

July 27, 2016


Marissa is pursuing her PhD in the Toxicology graduate program.

Guozhu Zhang successfully defends his PhD dissertation!

July 19, 2016

Guozhu Zhang successfully defended his doctoral (PhD) dissertation at the BRC

His dissertation is entitled "Analytical Tools for Characterizing Developmental Toxicity of Environmental Chemicals Using High-Throughput Screening in Zebrafish". 

Guozhu's committee members were David Reif (Ch…

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Reif presents keynote at NIEHS Data Science Retreat

May 31, 2016

At the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) Data Science Retreat, David Reif presented the keynote on applied data science for the Basic Sciences. 

Other invited speakers included Jessica Tenenbaum (Duke University), who presented the keynote on applied data science in the …

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Reif is panelist at NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium

May 31, 2016

David Reif was a panelist at the NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium.

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Reif is invited expert at "Aggregate Exposure Pathway" workshop

May 11, 2016

David Reif was an invited expert at the U.S. EPA "Expert Workshop on Aggregate Exposure Pathway: A Conceptual Framework to Advance Exposure Science Research and Complete the Source-to-Outcome Continuum for Risk Assessment".

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Meisner gives invited seminar at The College of New Jersey

April 27, 2016

Michele Meisner gave an invited seminar at The College of New Jersey, entitled "Elucidating Gene by Environment Interactions Associated with Interindividual Variation in Response to Chemical Exposure".

The seminar, sponsored by the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, included both a resear…

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European Chemicals Agency workshop on "New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science"

April 18, 2016

David Reif presented at an invited workshop from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland on "New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science".

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Reif named Associate Editor at Environmental Health Perspectives

April 8, 2016

David Reif has been named to the Board of Associate Editors of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives 


The mission of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing…

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Kimberly To joins the Reif Lab!

November 8, 2015


Reif named Managing Editor of journal BioData Mining

July 13, 2015

David Reif has been named the new Managing Editor of the journal BioData Mining 

BioData Mining is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online journal encompassing research on all aspects of data mining applied to high-dimensional biological and biomedical data, focusing on computational aspects o…

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