The Laboratory of Pesticide Biotechnology
Laboratory News 2014
Bruce and Tricolsan
September 5, 2014
Bruce is featured in the Sept. 4 edition of Newsweek in a piece titled "Is Cancer Lurking in Your Toothpaste? (And Your Soap? And Your Lipstick?)"
Bruce receives the Brodie Award for Outstanding Research in Drug Metabolism
April 30, 2014
Bruce is the recipient of the biennial Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism, sponsored by American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) which was held at the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego on April 26. The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium and a commemorative medal. The award recognizes his outstanding original research contributions to the understanding of human drug metabolism and transport and the continued impact of his research in the area of drug discovery and development. His work will be published in the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition.
Sean received fellowship to study Omega 3 Fatty Acids
February 27, 2014
Sean has received the fellowship from the Center for Content Rich Evaluation of Therapeutic Efficacy (cCRETE) of the Research Investments in Science and Engineering (RISE) Program. His research focuses on the specific pathways involved in metabolites of omega 3 fatty acids reduced angiogenesis, tumor growth and tumor metastasis. He also investigates the biological activity of other omega 3 metabolites.
Sean currently is a graduate student majoring in Pharmacology and Toxicology. This is his second year with the lab.
Amy received a T32 Postdoc Training fellowship
February 27, 2014
Amy has been selected a fellow in the T32 Postdoctoral Training Program in Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology. Her research will be looking at how metabolites of omega-3 fatty acids can protect against cancer. Amy aims to further explore the specific mechanism that links omega-3 fatty acid metabolism and their anticancer activity. According to her, Omega-3 fatty acids are increasingly being used as dietary supplements, and are marketed for their many beneficial health effects. This research will help Amy and her team to further clarify the specific relationship between the dietary exposure to and metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids and their role in the regulation of certain cancers.