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Final acceptance of SOT 2022 session “Deep Learning and Graph Algorithms: New Approaches in Computational Toxicology”

Adrian Green and David Reif partnered with colleagues Carolyn Ring (U.S. EPA), John Wambaugh (U.S. EPA), and Alicia Frame (Neo4j) to propose the SOT session “Deep Learning and Graph Algorithms: New Approaches in Computational Toxicology”. The session has been finally accepted with the following deta…

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Ricardo Gonzalez wins Elliot Vesell Award for 2021 AACP!

Ricardo's has been selected as the Elliot S. Vesell Award Winner for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology

Functional Follow-Up of GWAS Associated SNP Effects in tThe RYK and MKXAS1 Genes Associated with Drug Response Variation of Monotherapy Temozol…

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The assembly of the T5D zebrafish genome is annotated and browseable on the UCSC Genome Browser

The assembly of the T5D zebrafish genome (Robyn Tanguay's SARL) generated from work originally published in Balik-Meisner et al. (2018) EHP is now posted on the UCSC Genome Browser at:  https://genome.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/hgGateway?hgsid=1188472611_nj0P3fujyLPJBDKvH4WCncYUDE1b

We'd like to thank D…

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Podcast on Biostatistics & Computational Biology in COVID-19

Alison Motsinger-Reif & David Reif were interviewed for the #COVIDcalls podcast.


Adrian presents at International Society for Computational Biology conference



Using ToxPi to visualize baseball

In a very creative analysis, Benjamin Detringer and Stephen Detringer used ToxPi as a visual analytic for baseball statistics!

As new and complicated baseball statistics have proliferated, the authors used ToxPi to synthesize complex MLB player performance metrics into summary graphics and stati…

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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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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?"

David a panelist at SOT Risk Assessment Specialty Section seminar

RASS Webinar: Syllabus - Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment


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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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:


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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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PVI Dashboard featured in NIEHS newsletter

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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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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