Research!Louisville CIEHS Awardees & Mentors of Awardees

Congratulations to the following Research!Louisville Center for Integrative Environmental Health Sciences Awardees and Mentors of Awardees! We are so proud of all the hard work of our CIEHS members. Thank you for all you do! 

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   Idoia Meaza Isusi3rd Place Doctoral Basic ScienceGraduate Student AwardParticulate Hexavalent Chromium Targets RAD51 in Human Lung Epithelial Cells, Leading to Increased Chromosome Instability, a Driver of Carcinogenesis. Meaza Isusi, Idoia Toyoda, Jennifer Haruka; Lu, Haiyan; Williams, Aggie Rena; Wise, John Pierce. Pharmacology and Toxicology 2021 	Mentor: John Wise, Sr., PhD

Jamie Young1st PlacePostdoctoral Fellow AwardWhole life exposure to low dose cadmium alters NAFLD: New Insight and Future Studies. Young, Jamie Lynn Cave, Matthew C.; Cai, Lu. Medicine 2021 	Mentor: Lu Cai, PhDAlexandra Nail1st PlacePostdoctoral Fellow AwardReduced DNA Damage Response Activation in Keratinocytes Chronically Exposed to Toxicologically Relevant Concentrations of Sodium Arsenite. Nail, Alexandra McCaffrey, Lakynkalina M; Ferragut Cardoso, Ana; Banerjee, Mayukh; States, J.Christopher. Pharmacology and Toxicology 2021 	Mentor: J. Christopher States, PhD

Jianzhu Luo2nd PlaceResearch Associate/Research Scientist AwardEvaluating the sex-dependent effects of chlordane exposure in the context of fatty liver disease, energy metabolism and endocrine disruption. Luo, Jianzhu; Gripshover, Tyler Charles; Watson, Walter H.; Qaissi, Zayna; Young, Jamie Lynn; Head, Kimberly Z.; Cave, Matthew C.; Wahlang, Banrida. Medicine 2021 	Mentor: Banrida Wahlang, PhDEmily Reece2nd PlacePublic Health & Information SciencesGraduate Student AwardTear Gas Exposure During the 2020 and 2021 Protests and Female Reproductive Health. Reece, Emily Kathleen; Tomlinson, Madeline May; Kakar, Aastha; Wallis, Anne Baber; Corbitt, Cynthia; Smith, Ted; Bhatnagar, A.; Taylor, Kira Creswell. Epidemiology and Population Health 2021 	Mentor: Kira Taylor, PhD, MSYuanbao Zhang1st PlacePublic Health & Information SciencesGraduate Student AwardMetal oxide nanoparticles induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition through ROS/MAPKs/MMP-3 pathway in human lung epithelial cells. Zhang, Yuanbao Mo, Yiqun; Yuan, Jiali; Zhang, Qunwei. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 2021 	Mentor: Qunwei Zhang, MD, MPH, PhDBanrida Wahlang, PhDWinnerFaculty Award in Basic ScienceSex-dependent effects of vinyl chloride on the hepatic transcriptome: implications on toxicant-associated steatohepatitis. Wahlang, Banrida Andreeva, Kalina; Rouchka, Eric Christian; Arteel, Juliane Ingeborg Helene Anneliese; Cave, Matthew C.; Srivastava,Sanjay. Medicine 2021 	Lakynkalina McCaffrey1st  PlaceNCI Cancer Education ProgramNorbert J. Burzynski AwardProfessional Student CategoryDNA Damage Response Dysregulation in Keratinocytes Chronically Treated with Low Dose Arsenic. McCaffrey, Lakynkalina M; States, J.Christopher; Ferragut Cardoso, Ana; Banerjee, Mayukh; Nail, Alexandra Nichole. Pharmacology and Toxicology 2021 	Mentor: J. Christopher States, PhD