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Adrian presents seminar at Coffee & Viz seminar series



Coffee & Viz: Visualization and Pattern Recognition in High-Dimensional Zebrafish Behavioral Studies using Deep Learning

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Reif presents Society of Toxicology seminar

David presented a seminar as part of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Risk Assessment Specialty Section (RASS) series. The slides and recording are available at:


Nnamdi Osakwe joins the lab!

Nnamdi C. Osakwe is a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics at NC State University. He received his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. His research focuses on integrative data analysis to model and predict environmental integrity outcomes within specific loca…

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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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David promoted to full Professor

David Reif was promoted to full Professor by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Fighting COVID-19 using data science

Adrian Green gives a class on Singularity containers for cluster computing

The class was given with Chris Smith of the Bioinformatics Research Center.


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 co-Chair of the Data Analysis working group 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…

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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.


David presents at UC Berkeley workshop on PFAS

David Reif presented as part of the UC Berkeley Superfund workshop on "The Problem of PFAS Contamination: How Can We Make Rapid Progress to Address it?"

David presented "Introduction to Grouping and Read-Across" with Gina Solomon (UCSF). He also chaired the session "Characterizing Toxicity – Usi…

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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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