MET NEWS

  • Professor Sathish Kumar Assumes Role as Director of MET

    MET is excited to announce that Dr. Sathish Kumar, Professor of Comparative Biosciences, was appointed the new director of the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology (MET) program, taking over from Dr. Chad Vezina, who had been …

  • MET Associate Director’s Lab Publishes Study Investigating Causes of Birth Defects

    MET Associate Director Dr. Robert Lipinski and his colleagues recently published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) with assistance from MET faculty affiliate and former director Dr. Chad Vezina’s …

  • MET Alum Develops Pet Wellness Products

    MET alum Dr. Jordan Sand (PHD ’10, Verma Lab) spoke with MET program manager Ezra Mauk to discuss his career journey and some exciting new projects that he is working on. After graduating from MET, …

  • Dr. Christy Remucal Receives WARF Award

    Dr. Christy Remucal, MET faculty affiliate and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and environmental chemistry and technology, is an aquatic chemist who focuses on processes that impact the fate of organic chemicals, including …

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MET Spotlight

  • Student Spotlight: Noah Carrillo

    4th-year MET doctoral student Noah Carrillo (lab of Vincent Cryns and Richard Anderson) spoke to MET program manager Ezra Mauk about his research and experience in the MET program. Noah passed his preliminary examination in …

  • Faculty Spotlight: Heather Barkholtz

    New MET faculty affiliate Dr. Heather Barkholtz spoke with program manager Ezra Mauk about her educational/career background as well as her research goals and advice to graduate students. Dr. Barkholtz joined MET in May 2023. …

  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Debra Garvey

    MET alumna Debra Garvey (PHD ’19, Ahmad Lab) spoke with Mark Marohl, describing her time in the program and what she’s been up to since she graduated. Dr. Debra Garvey (PHD ‘19, Ahmad Lab) transferred …

  • Student Spotlight: Brandon Bocanegra

    Brandon Bocanegra (MS ’20, Cryns Lab) entered the MET Graduate Program following a summer in the MET-SROP under Christopher Bradfield. He successfully defended his MS thesis in late June and has since moved to an …

  • Student Spotlight: Folagbayi (Fola) Arowolo

    Folagbayi (Fola) Arowolo (x ’20, Shanmuganayagam Lab) has been affiliated with the Tox Center since 2012, when he worked in the lab of Dr. Jess Reed for the MET-SROP. Having just completed his six-month meeting, …

  • Student Spotlight: Kyle Wegner

    Kyle Wegner (x ’19, Vezina Lab) will defend on December 20th. He has been on the job-hunt and looking for a job within industry. Between writing, applying, and interviewing, he interviewed with Anne Turco to …

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Recent MET Milestones

  • 04/25/2024: Natalie Wieber (Lab of Paul Koch) successfully passed her preliminary exam.
  • 12/18/2023: Kenneth Rivera-Gonzalez (Lab of Robert Lipinski) successfully passed his dissertation defense.
  • 11/09/2023: Ashleigh Tindle (Lab of Lauren Trepanier) successfully passed her preliminary exam.
  • 08/30/2023: Monica Ridlon (Lab of Kimberly Keil-Stietz) successfully passed her preliminary exam.
  • 07/26/2023: Serena George (Lab of Kimberly Keil-Stietz) successfully passed her preliminary exam.
  • 12/06/2022: Charles Olmsted (Lab of Katrina McMahon) successfully passed his dissertation defense.
  • 12/02/2022: Patrick Schwartz (Lab of Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly) successfully passed his dissertation defense.
  • 11/30/2022: Yong-Seok Song (Lab of Nader Sheibani) successfully passed his dissertation defense.
  • 09/21/2022: Noah Carrillo (Lab of Vincent Cryns and Richard Anderson) successfully passed his preliminary exam.
  • 09/16/2022: Chamia Chatman (Lab of Erica Majumder) successfully passed her preliminary exam.