Lone Star Society of Toxicology Meeting 2022

Baylor College of Medicine

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Wednesday November 30, 2022

3:00-5:00 pm: Check-in (Cullen Auditorium)

5:00-6:00 pm: How to publish and not perish (facilitator: Daniel Gorelick, Cullen Auditorium)

The goal of this workshop is to provide trainees (and even faculty) with information on what makes a manuscript exciting and significant and likely to be accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed journal, with a focus on our society journal, Toxicological Sciences.

  • Kristie Willett, Professor of Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology, University of Mississippi, Deputy Editor, Toxicological Sciences

6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner (Rayzor lounge)

7:00-8:00 pm: Careers in Toxicology Discussion Panel (facilitator: Lucie Ford, Cullen Auditorium)

A discussion of career paths in consulting, industry, and academia

Sol Bobst, consultant & entrepreneur, President, ToxSci Advisors LLC
Joshua Gamse, Associate Director of Toxicology, Genmab (participating via Zoom)
Clifford Stephan, Research Associate Professor and Director, High Throughput Research and Screening, Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Rosa Uribe, Assistant Professor & CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Department of Biosciences, Rice University

Lone Star Society of Toxicology Meeting 2022

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Thursday December 1, 2022

8 – 9 am                      Breakfast and Check-in (Rayzor lounge, Cullin Auditorium)

9 – 9:15 am                 Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Presentation (Dan Gorelick, Cullen Auditorium)

9:15 – 10:15 am         Keynote Presentation

Farrah Kheradmand, MD

Nancy Chang Endowed Professor for the Biology of Inflammation

Professor, Department of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Vaping-Induced Lung Injury: Beyond Disruption of Alveolar Macrophage Lipid Homeostatic Function

10:15 – 10:20 am        stretch break

10:20 – 11:20 am        Platform Presentation Session 1 (Facilitator: Lauren Richardson)
10 minute talks, up to 5 minutes for questions

10:20 – 10:35 am        New Approach Methods to Evaluate Human Susceptibility of Emerging Contaminants: A Study of 56 PFAS
Lucie Ford, graduate student, Texas A&M

10:35 – 10:50 am        Macrophage Specific ARNT Signaling Mediates Acrolein Associated Acute Lung Injury
Madison Tanner, graduate student, University of Texas Medical Branch

10:50 – 11:05 am        Endocytic Pathway and Organelle Accumulation of Nanopolystyrene Particles in Human Skin Cells
Kayla Simpson, graduate student, Texas A&M      

11:05 – 11:20 am        Quantification of Sulforaphane Metabolites in Human Breast Milk for Protection Against Infant Respiratory Toxicity
Keerthana Prayaga, undergraduate student, Texas A&M

11:20 – 11:30 am        stretch break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Superfund Research Presentations
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Detection and Remediation to Prevent Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes (Facilitator: Melissa Suter)

11:30 –11:45 am         Treatment with Harmful Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Elicits Distinct Transcriptomic Pathways in Cultured Primary Trophoblasts
Grace Johnson, maternal fetal medicine fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

11:45 am –12:00 pm Natural and Metal-Impregnated Clays Catalyze the Pyrolytic Treatment of Crude-Oil Contaminated Soils
Sara Denison, graduate student, Rice University

12:00 –12:15 pm         Computational Chromatography: A Machine Learning Strategy for Demixing Individual Chemical Components in Complex Mixtures
Mary Bajombo, graduate student, Rice University

12:15 –12:30 pm         Prenatal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Augments Neonatal Hyperoxic Lung Injury: Role of Cytochrome P450 (CYP)1A1, 1A2, and 1B1 Guobin Xia, postdoctoral researcher, Baylor College of Medicine

12:30 – 2:00 pm          Poster setup & lunch & LSSOT chapter business meeting (Rayzor Lounge) 

2:00 – 3:00 pm            Platform Presentation Session 2 (Facilitator: Amanda Sevcik)

2:00 – 2:15 pm            Using Green-Engineering to Develop Sorbents for the Remediation of Benzene and Hazardous Environmental Samples
Kelly Rivenbark, graduate student, Texas A&M

2:15 – 2:30 pm            Inhalation Exposure to Traffic-Generated Air Pollution Results in Renin-Angiotensin System Dysregulation and Increased Factors Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in ApoE -/- Mice
Tyler Armstrong, graduate student, University of North Texas

2:30 – 2:45 pm            Gestational Ultrafine Particulate Matter Exposure Alters the Fetal Lung Transcriptional Profile
Eva Vitucci, postdoctoral researcher, Texas A&M

2:45 –3:00 pm             Assessing genetic factors contributing to inter-individual variation in blood lead levels
Danila Cuomo, postdoctoral researcher, Texas A&M

3:00 – 5:00 pm           Poster session (Rayzor lounge)

5:15 pm                      Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks (Natalie Johnson, Cullen Auditorium)

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