Trainee Work-in-Progress Seminars

Our monthly Trainee Work-in-Progress Seminars are an opportunity for trainees to get to know and learn from each other through informal presentations and discussions.  Trainees share not only the status of their current project, challenges they’ve encountered, and latest research results, but also their background stories of how and why they came to their chosen areas of interest. At these events, trainees test out ideas, broaden their perspective and practice communication skills with a group of peers from diverse fields, who may use different methods and techniques, but share in the mission of our Superfund Center.

2021-2022 Work-in-Progress presentations:

11/18/21  Kaylee MacAlaine, Research Assistant, Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Project 1)
Recruitment Status and Current Characteristics of the St. Louis Baby Teeth Cohort

1/13/22   Obinna Nwokonkwo, Doctoral Student, Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University (Project 4) 
Atomistic approach to polymer adsorbent design

2/15/22  Nathan Huey, Doctoral Candidate, Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (DMAC)
High-Dimensional Inference with De-biased Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis: Discovering Novel Gene-Protein Networks in Cancer Studies

3/17/22  Srishti Gupta, Doctoral Student, Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University (Project 4) 
Developing a theoretical framework for searching metal oxide adsorbents for selective oxo-anion adsorption

6/14/22  Sengjin Choi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Project 2)
WW domain-Activated Extracellular Vesicles (WAEVs): Novel Vaccination Platform against Viral Infectious Disease


2020-2021 Work-in-Progress presentations:

Francesca Macaluso
Doctoral student, Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado (CEC)
Community Engagement in the time of COVID-19: Social Media Strategies

Holly Rudel
Doctoral student, Environmental Engineering, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science (Project 4)
Selective adsorption of selenium oxoanions with faceted nanoscale iron oxide

Mona Dai
Doctoral student, Environmental Science & Engineering, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Project 3)
A Data Science Approach to Understanding US Drinking Water Quality

Emily Briese
Doctoral student, Environmental Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University (Project 4)
In-Silico Sorbent characterization and development: Oxo-Anion removal with new sorbent technologies

Charlotte Wirth
Doctoral student, Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Project 2)
The role of heavy metal exposure and extracellular vesicles in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease

Hae-Ryung Park
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Project 2)
Mechanisms underlying the effect of environmental exposures on neurodevelopment

Daniel Li 
Doctoral student, Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
US County-Level COVID-19 Health Disparities