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“A sea of possibilities.” Spatial lipidomics on a human ovary

Natalia’s spatial lipidomics image receives an Honorable Mention at the 2023 Endocrine Images Award Competition

Spatial lipidomics of a human ovary visualized using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry imaging (MSI). The different colors (magenta, blue, and green) illustrate the abundance and localization of three distinct lipid species. We found these lipids to be highly enriched in different ovarian compartments. To our knowledge, this is the first MSI analysis describing physiological localization of lipids in the human ovary.

Congratulations Natalia!

Elvis receives Scholarly Activity Award

Elvis receiving award at the Annual Pathology Dinner

Elvis receives the 2023 Department of Pathology Scholarly Activity Award for his postdoctoral research activities.

Congratulations Elvis!

Elvis will be soon be joining the ranks of Frontage Laboratories in Chicago as a Director of Toxicological Studies.

Dr. Stephen Harris & Veiga-Lopez

2023 Dr. Veiga-Lopez received Stephen B. Harris Mid-Career Scientist Award from the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section (RDTSS), Society of Toxicology

This award recognizes an active regular member of the RDTSS for outstanding research and scientific contribution completed since graduate and/or postdoctoral training. The criteria for the award are originality, discovery, and excellence in the field of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology as evidenced by peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals of high caliber, teaching, mentorship, leadership, contributions to regulatory DART practice/guidelines.

Natalia receiving award from HOT,-SOT leadership!

2023 Natalia receives Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) Postdoctoral Travel Award, Society of Toxicology

Natalia’s work focused on the spatial evaluation of region-specific dyslipidemia in mouse ovaries exposed to tributyltin using state-of-the-art MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry imaging.

Congratulations Natalia!

2023 Natalia receives first place, postdoctoral fellow poster award, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section (RDTSS), Society of Toxicology

Natalia’s work focused on the spatial evaluation of region-specific dyslipidemia in mouse ovaries exposed to tributyltin using state-of-the-art MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry imaging.

Congratulations Natalia!

Natalia receiving award from Dr. Caren Villano, RDTSS President.

Elvis receiving award from Dr. Cheryl Rockwell, Mechanisms SS)

2023 Elvis received the Sheldon D. Murphy Postdoctoral Endowment Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology

Elvis’ was selected for an oral platform to present his work where a mixture of epidermal growth factor receptor-disrupting chemicals reduces cellular bioenergetics and alters mitochondrial dynamics in human placental trophoblast cells.

Congratulations Elvis!

2023 Anita received the Toxicologists of African Origin Travel Award, Society of Toxicology

Anita presented her work on the effects of a complex chemical mixture on placental cell function through the epidermal growth factor receptor.

Congratulations Anita!

Anita is a third year GEMS graduate student.

2023 Natalia and Elvis receive first and third place Midwest Regional Chapter Postdoctoral Travel Award, Society of Toxicology

Congratulations both!

2022 Dr. Veiga-Lopez is awarded with the Society of Toxicology Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research

The Colgate-Palmolive Grant for Alternative Research supports efforts that promote, develop, or refine, acceptable animal alternative methods to facilitate the safety assessment of new chemicals and formulations. We will work on developing a Novel 3-Dimensional Hepatic-Placental Tandem Organ-on-a-Chip in collaboration with Dr. Kethani's Lab at UIC.

Almudena receiving award from SOT President Dr. Michael Aschner.

2021 Elvis was awarded with the Society of Toxicology Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award

June 14th, 2021|Comments Off on 2021 Elvis was awarded with the Society of Toxicology Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award

The prestigious Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award of the Society of Toxicology recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows that make significant contributions in the field of mechanistic toxicology. The Gabriel Plaa education award of the Society of Toxicology Mechanisms Specialty Section recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows that make significant contributions in the [...]

2020 Elvis was a Finalist of the Society of Toxicology Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award

August 27th, 2020|Comments Off on 2020 Elvis was a Finalist of the Society of Toxicology Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award

May 6, 2020 The prestigious Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award of the Society of Toxicology recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows that make significant contributions in the field of mechanistic toxicology. The Gabriel Plaa education award of the Society of Toxicology Mechanisms Specialty Section recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows that make significant [...]

Dr. Jing graduated this Spring! Congratulations Teddy!

Teddy will be doing a postdoctoral fellowship at Tongji University.
All the best!

Dr. Gingrich graduated this Spring! Congratulations Jeremy!

Jeremy will be joining the ranks of the Food Drug Administration.
We wish you the best in your new adventure!

Dr. Sethuraman completed her fellowship in perinatology! Congratulations Visa!!

Visa will be joining the Division of Neonatal Medicine at Texas Tech University as an Assistant Professor.
We wish you the best in your new adventure!