ASCCT Supports Young Researchers

Congratulations to Hidetaka Ueno, a PhD student at Gunma University in Japan, for winning a $2500 scholarship to travel to and attend the week-long Physiolgically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling in the 21st Century course put on by ScitoVation in Research Triangle Park. Mr. Ueno is currently working as a graduate student researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and is working to develop in vitro microphysiological models of human organs. Stay tuned for an interview with Mr. Ueno in an upcoming newsletter.

ASCCT recently held its annual meeting, and also awarded two awards to young scientists presenting at the meeting. The Tox21 Student Award, which was established by long-time Tox21 supporter and winner of the William and Eleanor Cave Award, Dr. Ray Tice, to Wenyi Wang from Rutgers University for her work titled Mechanistic Evaluation of Chemicals that Induce Oral Acute Toxicity by Mitochondrial Membrane Disruption: Big Data Profiling and Analysis. The third annual Edward Carney Award for Predictive Toxicology was given to Ellen Garcia from Virginia Tech for her presentation Characterization of two lung cell lines for use in cell division focused, single-cell toxicity assays. Each student received $500 to put towards their research or travel expenses.

If you would like to suggest or partner with ASCCT on additional opportunities for supporting students or young scientist please contact the Secretary, Kristie Sullivan.