Racine attends the Society of Toxicology General Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

by M. Allison Wolf

Chris Racine, Ph.D. student, on far leftBiomedical Sciences Ph.D. student Chris Racine recently presented his research at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) General Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The study Chris presented at this meeting was entitled “Role of renal cytochrome p450 isozymes in the bioactivation of 3,5-dichloroaniline in vitro.” The long term goal of this project is “to determine the biotransformation of 3,5-dichloroaniline (3,5-DCA), mechanisms for bioactivation of 3,5-DCA to nephrotoxic species by the kidney, and if gender differences exist in the susceptibility of the kidney to the toxic effects of 3,5-DCA.”   

The SOT conference, which was held from March 10-14, is the largest toxicology meeting in the world and it brings together scientist in academia, government, and industry from various countries. Dr. Gary Rankin, Chris Racine’s Ph.D. advisor said that, “It is important for students to experience the scientific exchange that happens at a national research conference. There is no substitute for attending such a meeting in person. The meeting also gives the advisor the opportunity to introduce the students to other top scientists and students in their field, and the feedback received at a national presentation can be very helpful for the student’s research projects.”

Congratulations, Chris!

Mike Brown and Lauren Richards Waugh receive Carl Smith Finalist Award

Congratulations to Mike Brown and Lauren Richards Waugh for receiving the Carl Smith Finalist Award!

The Carl Smith Award is given by the Mechanisms Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. This is a national competition and the finalists must submit a manuscript that is judged by a panel of academic, government and industrial toxicologists. The awards were presented at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore, MD by Dr. Gary Rankin, President of the Mechanisms Specialty Section.

Gary O. Rankin, Ph.D. and Mike BrownGary O. Rankin and Lauren Richards Waugh