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Preethi Thunga earns full PASS on PhD qualifying exam!

Preethi earned a full PASS on her qualifying exam and is now officially a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics! 

Dylan Wallis earns full PASS on PhD qualifying exam!

Dylan earned a full PASS on their qualifying exam and is now officially a PhD candidate in Toxicology! 

Jonathan Fleming joins the Reif Lab!


Jonathan is pursuing his PhD in the Bioinformatics graduate program.

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Adrian chairs session at the symposium "Interactions Between the Brain and the Environment"

Adrian Green chaired the opening session of the Fourth Annual CHHE Symposium

This year's theme was the exploration of the importance of environmental exposures on the brain, behavior, and neurodevelopmental outcomes. 


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Establishment of a new FDA-sponsored Botanical Safety Consortium

David is a Data Analysis working group member in the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Botanical Safety Consortium, a public-private partnership of industry, academia, and government that will promote scientific advances in evaluating the safety of botanical ingredients and mixtures in die…

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David talks with aspiring scientists at the Computational Biology Club meeting

David talked to a group of undergrads interested in exploring careers in science as part of the Computational Biology Club

Thanks for club president Pooja Parameswaran for organizing the event!

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David joins the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Toxicology

David Reif has joined the Editorial Board of the Neurotoxicology specialty section of Frontiers in Toxicology.


Marissa wins award for presentation at International Neurotoxicology Association meeting in Germany

Marissa Kosnik won an INA student poster award for her poster presentation at the International Neurotoxicology Association meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Melody Hancock joins the Reif Lab!

Melody Hancock is a Master of Physiology student at NC State University. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a double major in Spanish, from Mercer University in Macon, GA. Her research focuses on methods for optimizing multivariate profiling methods, such as ToxPi, for…

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David presents at INA meeting in Germany

David presented a platform presentation at the at the International Neurotoxicology Association meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

David's talked was entitled "The power of data integration for systems neurotoxicology".  It was given as part of the  session "Systems neurotoxicology: From in v…

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David's interview with local ESPN Radio Station

Dave Thomas of ESPN Radio Harrisonburg interviewed David to talk about how lessons learned in sports (High School athletics, in this case) relate to one's career.

A recording of their conversation can be found here:

https://espnharrisonburg.com/podcasts/daily-sports-feed-07-19-19-david-reif/ …

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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 their PhD in the Toxicology graduate program.

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