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CHUMCHAL/DRENNER AND JEFFRIES LABS PRESENT RESEARCH AND RECEIVE PRESENTATION AWARDS AT THE SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY MEETING

Members of the Chumchal and Drenner Lab, Celeste Ortega-Rodriguez (MS 2017) Maddy Hannappel (BS 2017, MS 2019), as well as members of the Jeffries Lab, Peter Bruns (MS 2017), Haley Egan (BS 2017), Julie Krzykwa (MS 2017, PhD 2020), Kyle Roush (BS 2016, MS 2018), Leah Thornton (MS 2015, PhD 2020) attended and presented several platforms and posters at the meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Houston, TX. Full citations for each presentation appear below.
Maddy Hannappel was awarded 1st Place Best Poster for her presentation detailing the role of mud daubers in the mercury cycle.

Leah and co-author Meriel LeSueur (BS 2017) were awarded 3rd Place Best Poster for a poster detailing the effects of thyroid disruption on immune system function and disease resistance.

Celeste Ortega-Rodriguez was awarded 2nd Place Best Platform for her work describing the role of shoreline spiders in the transfer of mercury to terrestrial ecosystems and the potential risks to spider-eating songbirds.

Peter Bruns received 3nd Place Best Platform for a presentation on the impacts of early life stage thyroid disruption on sexual development and reproductive function.

 

Poster Presentations
Egan H, Jeffries MK. 2017. Effects of early life stage exposure to thyroid-altering chemicals on the developing immune system of a small fish model. South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

Hannappel M, Drenner RW, Chumchal MM, Kennedy J. 2017. Mercury in mud dauber wasps on the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX. South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

LeSueur MC, Thornton LM, Jeffries MK. 2017. Exposure to the model goitrogen, propylthiouracil (PTU), alters the immune response and pathogen resistance in male fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

Roush KS, Jeffries MK. 2017. Raising the steaks: A pilot study on the effects of cattle-associated, hormonally-active compounds in Texas watersheds. South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

 

Platform Presentations

Bruns P, Pierce BL, Seemann MM, Jeffries MK. 2017. Reproductive effects of early-life stage thyroid disruption in the fathead minnow. South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

Krzykwa J, Olivas A, Jeffries MK. 2017. Cardiovascular metrics as sublethal endpoints for the fish embryo toxicity test. South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

Ortega-Rodriguez C, Chumchal M, Drenner D, Kennedy J, Hall M, Lauck K, Polk K, Williams E. 2017. Mercury contamination of seven families of shoreline spiders and possible risk to arachnivorous songbirds. South Central Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry Meeting, Houston, TX.

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