Professor for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, with a main interest in regulatory (eco)toxicology and risk assessment of complex exposure situations.
Dr. Susanne Brander studies the responses of aquatic organisms to environmental stressors across biological scales, with a focus on discerning mechanisms of toxicity and linking results of laboratory experiments and field data to population-level responses. Recent work examines the impacts of endocrine disrupting compounds on gene and protein expression, fecundity, and sex ratio. Current projects include an evaluation of multi-generational responses to toxicants in the context of global climate change and a study on the trophic transfer of microplastics. Brander has recently published in Scientific Reports, Environmental Science & Technology, Aquatic Toxicology, and Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.
Dr. Carrilho obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (USP) at São Carlos, Brazil, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 1997 he obtained his Ph.D. at the Northeastern University under the mentoring of Professor Barry L. Karger, from the Barnett Institute, in Boston, MA. He joined the faculty of the analytical chemistry program of the Institute of Chemistry at São Carlos, USP in 1998 where is full professor. During 2007-2009 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University in Professor George M. Whitesides group.
Dr. Carrilho’s group has been working on the development of new bioanalytical methods covering the broad aspects of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics for human health and applied microbiology in the search for cancer biomarkers and neglected tropical diseases. In the process translate the targeted biomarkers research to microfluidic platforms with biosensors and microchip electrophoresis for point-of-care applications. Recently, is developing microfluidic applications for low-cost diagnostics for developing countries using paper-based analytical devices (µPADs).
Minjun Chen is a principal investigator working at the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatics of the US FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research and serve as the adjunct faculty and mentor for the bioinformatics program joint by Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Currently, he co-chairs the FDA Liver Toxicity Working Group since 2014 and is the editor of the Springer book titled “Drug-induced Liver Toxicity”. His primary research interests encompass drug-induced liver injury, drug safety, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications and book chapters.
Research Toxicologist and Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Toxicology at North Carolina State University and the Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
More than 14 years experience in mammalian oocytes and pre-implantation embryo development. Created live transgenic cloned goats by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Generated several knockout rat and mouse lines by ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9.
Currently, I'm a faculty and PI in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. I am also the Director of Animal Models Core in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), Massachusetts, USA.
Academic Editor for PeerJ;
Associate Editor for Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine;
Associate Editor for Reproduction and Fertility;
Associate Editor for Animal Reproduction-Theriogenology, Frontiers in Veterinary Science;
Academic Editor for PLOS ONE.
Serve as Peer Reviewer for more than 40 journals and 160 times in the past 7 years.
Keywords: Preimplantation Embryo, Oocyte maturation, CRISPR/Cas9, Knockout, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), Oocyte spontaneous activation, Cell cycle, Oocyte aging, Animal models, Epigenetics, Toxicology, Cell culture, Fertilization, Micromanipulation, RNAi, Knockdown, Animal reproduction, Genome editing, Blastocyst, Cell lineage
Professor and Associate Dean Research, Dalhousie University
Interests in Agricultural Entomology and Ecotoxicology
Alex completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (1996) at the University of Plymouth (England, UK) before embarking on a masters in Environmental Biology at Swansea University (Wales, 1997). After spending several years working as a marine benthic ecologist and taxonomist he undertook a PhD in Invertebrate Physiology and Ecotoxicology at Napier University Edinburgh (Scotland, 2001-2004). Between 2004 and 2008 he continued to be based in Scotland working as a Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecotoxicology before moving south to the University of Portsmouth (England) where he is now a Professor of Biology. His expertise lies mainly in invertebrate biology, ecology and ecotoxicology.
He is currently course leader for an MSc entitled Applied Aquatic Biology and unit leader for courses on: Ecotoxicology and Pollution; Science and the Media; Marine Ecophysiology and Marine & Terrestrial Ecology.
Mark Hahn is a Senior Scientist and past Chair (2011-2016) of the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA, USA. He also is a Project Leader in the Boston University Superfund Research Program and the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health. Hahn received his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He conducted postdoctoral research at WHOI before being appointed to the scientific staff in 1992. Dr. Hahn’s research foci include: molecular mechanisms of developmental toxicity following exposure to chemicals found in the marine environment; evolution of transcription factors (e.g. AHR, NRF2, nuclear receptors) involved in the response to chemicals; mechanisms of adaptation and evolved resistance to chemicals in fish following long-term chemical exposure, and microplastics in the marine environment. Dr. Hahn is author or co-author of ~175 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Hahn has trained graduate and undergraduate students and postdocs has taught several courses in the WHOI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Graduate Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering and he has served as Chair of the Joint Committee on Biological Oceanography of the WHOI/MIT Joint Program and as Education Coordinator for the WHOI Biology Department.
Professor of Toxicology (Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology), Pharmacology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and University of Konstanz, Germany; Director of their Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). Former Head of the European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), Ispra, Italy.
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) Public Health and Environment researcher. Biologist and Master and PhD in Sciences - Analytical Chemistry. Her lines of research include Science Education, Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Oxidative Stress and Proteomics and Metalloproteomics applying Bioanalytical techniques. Is part of the Sub-Committee on Small Cetaceans - International Whaling Commission - Conservation Management Plan for the Franciscana Dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) - Management Area Ib (threats).
Research Toxicologist at the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US Environmental Protection Agency. PhD in Pathology and Toxicology from Duke University. Postdoctoral training in molecular biology from Genentech, Inc. Research Advisor in drug discovery for Eli Lilly & Co. prior to joining the EPA. Research interests in chemical biology and mechanisms of toxicity.