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National Toxicology Program

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UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterApril 2015

GEMS spring meeting to feature NIEHS scientists and grantees

By Kelly Lenox
Reprinted from Environmental Factor, April 2015

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) has announced the program for its April 27 spring meeting and NIEHS will play a prominent role. Stephanie Smith-Roe, Ph.D., GEMS president-elect and genetic toxicologist in the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at NIEHS, will introduce the speakers, and current GEMS president, Channa Keshava, Ph.D., from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will give the welcome.

The meeting, “Understanding How Genetic Variation Modifies Responses to Environmental Exposures,” will be held on the EPA campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Speakers include two NTP special volunteers, Jef French, Ph.D., and Mike Shelby, Ph.D.; NIEHS lead scientist Stephanie London, M.D., Dr.P.H.; and two NIEHS grantees, Samir Kelada, Ph.D., and Trudy Mackay, Ph.D.

More details and registration information are available on the GEMS website.

GEMS presenters

Jef French, Ph.D., NTP special volunteer and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) — Using Diversity Outbred Mice to Identify the Genetic Basis for Toxicity Thresholds and Susceptibility

Samir Kelada, Ph.D., assistant professor, UNC — Genetics of Environmentally-Induced Airway Disease in the Collaborative Cross Mouse Population

Mike Shelby, Ph.D., NTP special volunteer — A Tribute for Frederick J. de Serres, Ph.D.

Trudy Mackay, Ph.D., professor, North Carolina State University — Genetic Architecture of Environmental Susceptibility: Lessons From Drosophila

Stephanie London, M.D., Dr.P.H., NIEHS lead researcher — Smoking and the Epigenome Across the Lifecourse

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