NEWS AND RESOURCES
Lama Iskandarani, Research Assistant, wins Best Poster in the Postdoctoral Fellow category
May 2022 - Congratulations to Lama for winning Best Poster in the Postdoctoral Fellow category during the 26th Annual Pharmacology Research Day!
Han (Aileen) Yan, PhD trainee, receives an award for Best Reproductive/Developmental Toxicology Paper in Toxicological Sciences by the Society of Toxicology, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section (RDTSS), for the third year in a row
Aileen's paper "Yan H, Hales BF. Effects of an Environmentally Relevant Mixture of Organophosphate Esters Derived From House Dust on Endochondral Ossification in Murine Limb Bud Cultures. Toxicol Sci. 2021 Feb 26;180(1):62-75. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfaa180" won this year’s third place award. She won the second prize last year and the first prize the year before. Congratulations Aileen!
"Editor's Choice" article for the March issue of Biology of Reproduction (2022)
Rajkumar A, Luu T, Beal MA, Barton-Maclaren TS, Hales BF, Robaire B. Phthalates and alternative plasticizers differentially affect phenotypic parameters in gonadal somatic and germ cell lines. Biol Reprod. 2022 Mar 19;106(3):613-627. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioab216. PMID: 34792101.
The article will appear on the homepage of the BOR website, in the "Editor's Choice" section. It will also be free to access for the next several months.
Part of one of Vicky Wang’s figures made the cover page of the April 2022 issue of the journal Toxicological Sciences. Congratulations Vicky!
Wang X, Luu T, Beal MA, Barton-Maclaren TS, Robaire B, Hales BF. The Effects of Organophosphate Esters Used as Flame Retardants and Plasticizers on Granulosa, Leydig, and Spermatogonial Cells Analyzed Using High-Content Imaging. Toxicol Sci. 2022 Mar 28;186(2):269-287. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfac012. PMID: 35135005; PMCID: PMC8963303.
Zixuan Li, PhD trainee, was awarded a CRRD fellowship for the funding period starting September 1, 2021 and ending August 31, 2022. Congratulations Zixuan!
Tessa McHattie, BSc student, wins Best poster award, BSc at the 12th Annual CRRD Research Day on May 12, 2021. Congratulations Tessa!
Vicky Wang, PhD trainee, receives 1st place graduate student award from the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology
Vicky (Xiaotong Wang) received the first place graduate student award for her poster presentation on “Benchmark Concentration (BMC) Analyses of the Effects of Organophosphate Esters (OPEs) on the Phenotype and Function of KGN Human Granulosa Cells”.
Aileen Yan, PhD trainee, wins 2nd place prize from the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology
Aileen (Han Yan) won the second place prize for her paper in Toxicological Sciences entitled “Exposure to tert-Butylphenyl Diphenyl Phosphate, an Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardant and Plasticizer, Alters Hedgehog Signaling in Murine Limb Bud Cultures” (Toxicol Sci. 2020; 178:251-263. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfaa145). This is two years in a row for Aileen since she received the first prize last year for her 2019 paper.
Vicky Wang, PhD trainee, receives STC/Intertek Graduate Student Research Award
Congratulations to Vicky Wang, PhD trainee in Drs. Barbara Hales and Bernard Robaire labs, for receiving the STC/Intertek Graduate Student Research Award for the best PhD student poster presentation from the Society of Toxicology of Canada at the 52nd Annual Symposium.
Vicky Wang, PhD trainee, wins first prize
Vicky Wang, PhD trainee in Drs. Hales and Robaire labs, won first prize in the Reseau Québécois en reproduction (RQR) 13th Annual Symposium Poster Competition for her poster "Effects of organophosphate ester flame retardants on KGN cells, a human granulosa cell line" in recognition of the excellence of her work, presentation, and knowledge of the subject. Congratulations Vicky!
Han (Aileen) Yan, PhD trainee, receives STC/Intertek Graduate Student Research Award
Congratulations to Aileen Yan, PhD trainee in Dr. Barbara Hales’ lab, for receiving the STC/Intertek Graduate Student Research Award for the best PhD student poster presentation from the Society of Toxicology of Canada at the 51st Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicology of Canada meeting in Ottawa.
From left to right: Joanne Wan (Intertek), Aileen Yan (McGill),
Melany Juarez (IAF-INRS), Mike Wade (STC)
Barbara Hales, PhD, receives the Narsingh Agnish Fellowship Award
This award recognizes Narsingh Agnish’s contributions to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, particularly the implementation of the Education Courses. The Narsingh Agnish Fellowship is awarded to a long-standing member of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention who has made a major contribution to education in the field of teratology or a related discipline.
Dr. Barbara Hales 2019 Agnish Fellowship presentation video is now available to members of the Society for Birth Defects Research.