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David named to U.S. EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC)

David Reif was named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) for a four-year term by Administrator Michael Regan. The Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals provides independent scientific advice, information and recommendations to the EPA Of…

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Leveraging high-throughput screening data, deep neural networks, and conditional generative adversarial networks to advance predictive toxicology (2021) PLoS Comput Biol

Green AJ, Mohlenkamp MJ, Das J, Chaudhari M, Truong L, Tanguay RL, et al. (2021) Leveraging high-throughput screening data, deep neural networks, and conditional generative adversarial networks to advance predictive toxicology. PLoS Comput Biol 17(7): e1009135. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1…

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David interviewed by ABC11 News for story on pandemic community vulnerability

David Reif was interviewed by ABC11 News for the story "How do vaccines impact an area's risk for COVID-19?"
 
https://abc11.com/health/how-do-vaccines-impact-an-areas-risk-for-covid-19-/10821276/

Concurrent evaluation of mortality and behavioral responses: A fast and efficient testing approach for high-throughput chemical hazard identification (2021) Frontiers in Toxicology

 
10.3389/ftox.2021.670496

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Extending the lymphoblastoid cell line model for drug combination pharmacogenomics (2021) Pharmacogenomics

Green AJ, Anchang B, Akhtari FS, Reif DM, Motsinger-Reif A. Extending the lymphoblastoid cell line model for drug combination pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics. 2021 May 28. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2020-0160. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34044623.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34044623/

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Multiomic Big Data Analysis Challenges: Increasing Confidence in the Interpretation of Artificial Intelligence Assessments (2021) Analytical Chemistry

Odenkirk MT, Reif DM, Baker ES. Multiomic Big Data Analysis Challenges: Increasing Confidence in the Interpretation of Artificial Intelligence Assessments. Anal Chem. 2021 May 24. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04850. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34029068.

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Preethi earns her Master's degree in Functional Genomics

Preethi Thunga completed her Master's degree in Functional Genomics. This degree is en route, meaning that she completed the extra degree requirements while continuing to wwwork toward a PhD in Bioinformatics.

David gives GGI seminar "Characterizing Gene-Environment Interactions in an Expanding Chemical Exposome"

The seminar series is part of the Genetics & Genomics Initiative.

 

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Uncovering Evidence for Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals That Elicit Differential Susceptibility through Gene-Environment Interactions (2021) Toxics

Wallis DJ, Truong L, La Du J, Tanguay RL, Reif DM. Uncovering Evidence for Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals That Elicit Differential Susceptibility through Gene-Environment Interactions. Toxics. 2021; 9(4):77. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics9040077

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Exposure to endocrine-disrupting che…

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Adrian leads team to the Final Four of the EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge

Preethi part of winning 'Pack Hacks' team

The team of Preethi Thunga, Kuncheng Song, and Caizi Huang won the Pack Hacks competition with this entry that built an interactive dashboard for estimating + comparing student debt:

https://devpost.com/software/student-loan-dashboard

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Adrian elected postdoctoral representative to the Computational Toxicology Study Section of SOT

Adrian Green was elected as the 2021-22 postdoctoral representative to the Computational Toxicology Study Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT).

Nnamdi wins Best Poster award at 2021 Genomic Sciences Symposium!

Nnamdi Osakwe won the "Best Poster" award at the 2021 Genomic Science Symposium for his presentation entitled: "Building Comprehensive Models of Environmental Integrity" 

 

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Preethi wins Best Presentation award at the 2021 Genomic Science Symposium!

Preethi Thunga won the Best Presentation award at the 2021 Genomic Sciences Symposium for her lightning talk (oral) presentation entitled: "High-throughput chemical hazard identification using behavioral assessments in zebrafish" 

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Dylan selected to serve on the College of Sciences Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dylan Wallis has been selected to serve on the college’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This committee advises the dean on efforts to foster an inclusive, accessible, equitable and diverse climate within the college community. The group is comprised of faculty, staff and students th…

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Development of a Pandemic Awareness STEM Outreach Curriculum: Utilizing a Computational Thinking Taxonomy Framework (2021) Education Sciences

Gilchrist PO, Alexander AB, Green AJ, Sanders FE, Hooker AQ, Reif DM. Development of a Pandemic Awareness STEM Outreach Curriculum: Utilizing a Computational Thinking Taxonomy Framework. Education Sciences. 2021; 11(3):109. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11030109

Abstract

Computational thin…

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Farida's SOT abstract wins "Top 10" award from Computational Toxicology Speciality Section

Top 10 SOT-CTSS Abstract Awards Winner (Top 5% of all posters): F. Akhtari, G. Small, T. Havener, K. Roell, A. Green, J. House, D. Reif, H.McLeod, T. Wiltshire, A. Motsinger-Reif. High-throughput screening and genome-wide analyses of 44 anticancer drugs in the 1000 Genome cell lines reveals an assoc…

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PVI Dashboard featured in NIEHS newsletter

Children's Environmental Health: A Systems Approach for Anticipating Impacts from Chemicals (2020) Int J Environ Res Public Health

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17228337

Cohen Hubal EA, Reif DM, Slover R, Mullikin A, Little JC. Children's Environmental Health: A Systems Approach for Anticipating Impacts from Chemicals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 11;17(22):8337. doi: 10.3390/ijerph172…

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Adrian works with the Science House to develop and teach STEM course for Grades 6-8

Adrian worked with Pam Gilchrist in the Science House to develop and teach a grade 6-8 course for the Imhotep Academy. The course was "Disease Detectives: The World of Epidemiology"
 
There is also an associated manuscri…

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