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Past News and Events

► ENSC Students' activities during SIUE Hands-On Day on 22 September 2015

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► Dr. Kyong Yoon studies outbreak of treatment-resistant head lice

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Click here to read more about his research findings

► Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation Awards at 2015 Annual Meeting Illinois State Academy of Science on 10-11 April 2015 in Macomb, IL.

Best Poster Presentation Award: Allyssa Decker

Best Oral Presentation Award: Ashley Keely



► Congratulations to the following graduate students for receiving the Research Grants for Graduate Students Award in 2015:

  • Ayomipo Adeyemo
  • Hannah Fyfe
  • Vineet Garlapally
  • Lalita Mazgaeen
  • Kathleen Siech
  • Kelsey Tharp
  • Ranjitha Uppala
  • Jun Wang

► Congratulations to Stephanie Matthew, the recipient of 2015 Outstanding Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Award.


► Recent Publications (student author):

Hughes, M.F., Chan, M.P.L., Starr, J.M., Shafer, T.J., Scollon, E.J., DeVito, M.J. Extrapolating dose in vitro to dose in vivo of a neurotoxic pyrethroid pesticide using empirical approaches and a PBPK model. In: Parameters for Pesticide QSAR and PBPK/PD Models for Human Risk Assessment; Knaak J., et al.; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C; 2012: 229-241.

Hussar, E., Richards, S., Lin, Z.-Q., Dixon, R.P., and Johnson, K.A. 2012. Human Health Risk Assessment of 16 Priority Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soils of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223(9): 5535-5548.

Theodorakis, C. W., Bickham, J., Donnelly, K. C., McDnnald, T., and Willink, P. 2012. DNA damage in cichlids from an oil production facility in Guatemala. Exotoxicology. 21: 496-511.

Guehlstorf, N. P. and Hallstrom, L. K. 2012. Participatory Watershed Management: A Case Study from Maritime Canada. Journal of Environmental Practice. 14(2): 143-153

News - 2014

►  Students' activities during SIUE Hands-On Day on 16 September 2014

Our students were busy explaining and demonstrating experiments to visitors at the booth.

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Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) Award in 2014:

  • Keith Flaugher
  • Ashley Keely
  • Stephanie Matthew
  • Iyabode Ogunkuade
  • Kimberly Phillips
  • Mohammad Rashid
  • Sahar Zeinali

► Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Chan, the recipient of 2014 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award. Dr. Chan's project focuses on how the blood brain barrier could potentially impact absorption of potentially harmful consumer products, such as pesticides or pharmaceuticals products from blood to the brain. The objective of the study is to understand the physiological representation of the in vitro system and whether consideration of the blood brain barrier is important. This research is important because she anticipates that the preliminary results from the proposed project could be used to improve laboratory methods and to develop useful tools/biomarkers for public health risk assessment. For more information, please visit:

Congratulations to Julianne Epplin, the recipient of 2014 Outstanding Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Award and Julia E. Walker Award in Environmental Sciences.


Mr. Vincent Giammaria recently gave an oral presentation entitled Environmental Justice in Urban Development Planning: Mobility and Accessibility in the Transportation Corridor at 2014 SIUE Graduate Symposium that was held on April 1, 2014, and won the first place for oral presentation. Vincent is a MS graduate student in the track of Environmental Policy and Public Administration under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas Guehlstorf.

Vincent Giammaria

News - 2013

Dr. Melissa Chan, has recently been awarded a BRIDGE Fellowship Award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to conduct her research and study in Japan in 2013-2014.

In 2013 Mr. John Gemoules was awarded the "Outstanding Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences" Award and received $100.

Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Research Grants for Graduate Students (RGGS) Award in 2013:

  • Adam Paige
  • Vincent Giammaria
  • Swechhya Singh
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