Current Seminars

Monday, March 14, 2016
​4pm in Dow 175
  • Toxicology and its Application in Human Health Risk
  • Dr. Casey Manning, Cardno ChemRisk, Chicago, IL
​​As a toxicologist, my goal is to understand how exposures to a chemical or physical agent impact human health.  Through experimental research, toxicologists identify whether an agent constitutes a hazard by characterizing the adverse effects associated with an exposure, and determine the biological mechanism of action leading to the toxic effect.  Importantly, toxicologists characterize the relationship between the dose of an agent and its effect, taking into consideration other parameters such as route and duration of exposure.  Traditionally, toxicology studeis have focused on the effect caused by exposure to a single agent.  My thesis research investigated whether radiation exposure to the lung affects its ability to respond to a secondary infectious challenge, and led to my interest in understanding the methods used to evaluate health risks associated with multiple exposures.  The human health risk assessment process is one application of toxicology concepts to public health and includes hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterazation.  In my current position as a toxicologist with a scientific consulting firm, my work primarily involves collaborating with epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, exposure scientists and other scientists to assess the health risks associated with occupational and environmental exposures.  
March 28, 2016
​4pm in Dow 175
  • Title: TBA
  • Dr. Rajith Murdushanka, The Ohio University
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​​April 4, 2016
​4pm in Dow 175
  • ​Title: TBA
  • Jaime Curtis-Fisk, Dow Chemical Co.
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April 18, 2016
​4pm in Dow 175
  • Title: TBA
  • Professor Peter Ma, University of Michigan
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If you have a disability and desire any assistive devices or services to participate in these research seminars, please contact Dr. Gabriel Caruntu, 989-774-3863 or g.caruntu@cmich.edu, during normal business hours to discuss accommodations ten days prior to each event.