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Dr. Adrian Green joins the Reif Lab!

Dr. Adrian Green is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Bioinformatics Research Center at NC State University. He received his Ph.D. in Toxicology at NC State University, and his M.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of California, Davis. He received his B.S. in Microbiology (mino…

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Joint retreat in Oregon with Tanguay + Reif labs

The Tanguay + Reif labs met in Oregon for their second joint retreat. 

The retreat started with scientific sessions and lab tours at Oregon State University and the Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Lab (SARL) in Corvallis. We then moved to the Oregon Coast for more scientific sessions, hiking, and int…

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Preethi Thunga joins the Reif Lab!


Preethi is pursuing her PhD in the Bioinformatics graduate program.

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Marissa Kosnik successfully defends her PhD!

Title - Data integration elucidates connections between environmental factors and health outcomes
Abstract : It is well understood that environmental factors contribute to the development of human diseases. Multiple types and sources of data are necessary to address the complex relationsh…

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ToxPi software updated (v2.2) @ www.toxpi.org

The complete .zip is available for free download at: www.toxpi.org

This update adds flexibility for setting weights, offers improved "zoom" capabilities, updates information included in the saved Results Table object, and fixes issues identified by users.

The updated manual includes a full …

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Kim To successfully defends her PhD!

Title: Predictive modeling for developmental toxicity of engineered nanomaterials.
Abstract: Nanomaterials are defined as particles with at least one dimension on the nanoscale (1-100nm). Although their toxicity is not yet fully understood, nanomaterials present themselves in a wide varie…

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Marissa presents at UNC Environmental Epidemiology Seminar Series

Kosnik M.B., Reif D.M., Lobdell D.T., Astell-Burt T., Feng X., Hader J.D., Hoppin J.A. Associations between access to healthcare, environmental quality, and end-stage renal disease survival time: proportional-hazards models of over 1,000,000 people over 14 years. (manuscript submitted/in revision)

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Marissa presents at U.S. EPA ToxCast Meeting

The seminar was in relation to the forthcoming paper by Kosnik et al. "Concentration-Response Evaluation of ToxCast Compounds for Multivariate Fingerprints of Neural Network Function"

Dylan Wallis joins the Reif Lab!


Dylan is pursuing his PhD in the Toxicology graduate program.

Reif teaches short course with Ken Rice (University of Washington) at NYU Abu Dhabi's Winter Institute of Statistical Genetics

More information, including registration details and the list of fellow instructors can be found here:


Reif gives invited seminar at Paris symposium

The workshop, "Fish and amphibian embryos as alternative models in toxicology and teratology" was organized by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and hosted at L'Oréal headquarters in Paris, France. 

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Reif gives seminar at East Carolina University

David Reif gave an invited seminar to East Carolina University's Department of Biology.

Marissa presents at ISES-ISEE Meeting in Ottawa

Kosnik M.B., Reif D.M., Lobdell D.T., Astell-Burt T., Feng X., Hader J.D., Hoppin J.A. The
associations between access to care, environmental quality, and end-stage renal disease survival
time. ISES-ISEE Joint Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. Poster.



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Updated ToxPi version (v 2.1) available at www.toxpi.org

A major update to the ToxPi interface (version 2.1) is now available at:


This update includes major speed improvements (especially noticeable when clustering large datasets), the ability to zoom/pan on cluster dendrograms, as well as other refinements for GUI users. 

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Marissa's ASHG submission awarded "Reviewer's Choice"

Marissa Kosnik's submission to the 2018 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting in San Diego has been selected as a  Reviewers’ Choice Abstract. It means that the abstract scored in the top 10% of poster abstracts as determined by the reviewers’ score.

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Kim To presents at BioLunch Seminar Series

Kim To presented a seminar entitled "Developmental Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials in Zebrafish Embryos" at the BioLunch Seminar Series.

Reif appointed to National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee

Scoping Plan to Assess the Hazards of Organohalogen Flame Retardants 


Kyle Roell successfully defends his PhD!

Kyle Roell successfully defended his PhD, entitled "Statistical Methods for Assessing the Genetic Etiology of Synergistic Drug Interactions".

Dr. Kyle Roell is currently a postdoc with Stephanie Engel in the Department of Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Kosnik presents at Toxicology Seminar Series

Marissa Kosnik presented a seminar at the Toxicology Seminar Series, entitled "Integration of disparate data to elucidate connections between
environmental factors and human health outcomes".

Updated ToxPi version (20180329) available at www.toxpi.org


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