Aug 26-31: Jared met with Dr. Sijin Liu and his lab
at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China and presented a talk at
the ChinaNANO conference.
Aug 1: Angela Cruz-Hernandez joined the
Nanosafety and Nanotoxicology Lab as a rotation Ph.D. student in the Toxicology
June 5: Indushekhar Persaud successfully defended his
Ph.D. thesis on “The Contribution of Engineered Nanoparticle Biological and
Physicochemical Properties to Cellular Stress and Toxicity”.
June 1: The Nanosafety and Nanotoxicology lab
received a ALSAM foundation grant to target macrophage phenotypes in cancer
using gold nanorods.
May 22: The 3rd year of the Colorado
Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health Sciences started with 7 new
April 4: Sundjiv
Sivanandame, a Masters student in Toxicology from France, joined the lab for 4
month internship working on innate immune responses to nanomaterials.
March 12-16: Jared,
Ryan, Val and Nasser attended the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in
Baltimore, Maryland and presented their work as posters. We also hosted the MWSOT regional chapter
reception at the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum.
March 8: Jared presented a seminar at the
University of Illinois Chicago on nanoparticle protein corona contribution to
Jan 11: Monica
Johnson successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis titled, “Contribution of Engineered Nanomaterials Physicochemical Properties and
Genetics to Mast Cell Degranulation”.
Monica accepted a postdoctoral position at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nov 11: Jared presented a seminar at the
University of New Mexico on mast cell responses to engineered nanomaterials.
Sept 21: Monica, Nasser and Indu presented their
research at the Mountain West Society of Toxicology annual meeting at the
University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Sept 15: Jared was invited to be on the editorial
board of Nature Scientific Reports.
Sept 15: Val was awarded an F32 postdoctoral
fellowship from NIEHS for her work on understanding mechanisms of vascular
dysfunction following nanoparticle exposure.
Sept 1: Wei’s paper on MWCNT-BSA protein corona
was accepted in J. Nanomaterials.
Aug 14-18: Jared, Nasser and Ryan attended the
International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and
Nanomaterials in Golden, CO.
July 15: Wei’s paper on MWCNT defect density,
macrophage activation and CD4 T cell proliferation was accepted in International J. Nanomedicine.
July 1: Ryan Mendoza joined the lab as PhD
student in the Toxicology program.
July 1: Jonathan started his tenure-track assistant professor position at Purdue University
June 1-4: Jonathan,
Wei, Nasser, Indu, Monica and Val presented at the International Nanotoxicology
Congress in Boston, MA.
Apr 28: Jared was awarded the Graduate School’s
Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award.
Apr 19: A story on Hari’s work on nanoparticles in the
Nanotoxicology lab was published in the CU Today Newsletter
Mar 16: Monica won the Nanotoxicology Specialty Section
best graduate student award (1st place).
Mar 14: Indu won a student travel award to the Society
of Toxicology annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Mar 14: Indu, Jonathan, Val and Monica presented
posters at the Society of Toxicology annual meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Feb 25: Monica won best oral presentation and Nasser won
best poster presentation at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Winter
Feb 4: Nasser won a best poster presentation
award at the CU Annual Research Forum.
Nov 10: Jared presented work on the
nanoparticle-biocorona at the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization annual
meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Nov 6: Two manuscripts with our collaborator,
Dr. Wingard, were accepted in American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular
and Molecular Physiology and Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology.
Oct 21: Jared presented on cellular variability
in Nanotoxicology at the 7th International Symposium on Nanotechnology,
Occupational and Environmental Health at the Legend Safari Lodge, Limpopo
Province, South Africa.
Sept 23-25: Jared hosted the Fall meeting of the
Mountain West Society of Toxicology in Breckenridge, CO. The theme of the
meeting was Systems Toxicology.
Sept 25: Monica won the Garold Yost Award for best graduate student
at the Mountain West Society of Toxicology Meeting.
Sept 15: Jonathan, Rama, and Abdul had papers accepted in RSC
Advances, International J. of Nanomedicine, J. of Nanomaterials, J. of
Sept 1: Dr. Valerie Minarchick joined the lab as a postdoctoral
Sept 1: The Colorado Undergraduate Research in
Environmental Health Sciences (CUREHS) was highlighted in Pharmacy Perspectives and the Today Newsletter for the Anschutz Campus.
Aug 7: Indu won best poster presentation at the
Annual Departmental Retreat in Breckenridge, CO. Jonathan, Monica and
Moria all gave presentations at the Retreat.
July 1: Jonathan was promoted to Research Instructor within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
June 30: Jared was awarded promotion and tenure at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
June 26: Moria Kilgore joined the lab as an undergraduate researcher in the CUrehs program.
June 1: Kimberly Jordan and Marilyn Banh, both 2nd year pharmacy students, started projects in the Nanotoxicology lab.
May 26: The Colorado Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health Sciences (CUrehs) program started with 5 undergraduate students.
May 10: Hari Sowrirajan, a high school freshman, presented his work in the Nanotoxicology lab at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
May 7: Jared presented a summary of the past 5 years of work on our collaborative U19 grant at the final meeting of the NIEHS Centers for Nanotechnology Health Implications.
May 1: Nasser Alsaleh joined the lab as a Toxicology PhD student.
April 24: Jonathan and Wei’s review of scavenger receptors in the development of nanotherapeutics was accepted in Receptors and Clinical Investigation.
April 1: Jonathan received a NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.
Mar 26: Jared presented work on silver nanoparticle toxicity at the symposium entitled, “Comprehensive Analysis of Nanosilver Toxicity Profiles: Known, Unknown and Surprises!” which was chaired by Drs. Sri Nadadur and Linda Birnbaum during the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.
Mar 25: Wei and Jonathan presented posters on protein corona formation and vascular nanoparticle toxicity respectively at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.
Mar 24: Jonathan won the best postdoctoral fellow award from the Nanotoxicology Specialty Section at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.
Mar 22: Jared presented a lecture on Nanotechnology Health and Safety at the Undergraduate Education Program during the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
Feb 26: Hari Sowrirajan, a high school freshman working in the lab under the guidance of Dr. Shannahan, placed first in the regional science fair and was invited to the state science fair as well as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA.
Feb 18: Monica Sandoval joined the lab as a Toxicology PhD candidate.
Feb 11: Our R25 undergraduate training grant was funded by NIEHS. The project entitled, “Colorado Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health Sciences” will start this summer with recruitment of 6 undergraduates from the University of Colorado Denver to work in research labs across the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Jan 23: We hosted the first Nanomedicine & Nanotoxicology symposium at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Jan 5: Our multi-center NIEHS consortium publication with the University of California-Davis and NYU entitled, “Influence of Particle Size on Persistence and Clearance of Aerosolized Silver Nanoparticles in the Rat Lung” was accepted for publication in Toxicological Sciences.
Dec 20: Jared delivered a Plenary Lecture on Nanotechnology Health and Safety at the Frontiers in Nano Science, Technology and Applications International Conference at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthinilayam, India.
Oct 13: Abdul’s first paper was accepted in Toxicology In Vitro entitled, "Influence of Physicochemical Properties of Silver Nanoparticles on Mast Cell Activation and Degranulation”.
Oct 7: Jonathan’s paper entitled, “Formation of a Protein Corona on Silver Nanoparticles Mediates Cellular Toxicity via Scavenger Receptors” was accepted for publication in Toxicological Sciences.
Sept 15: Our invited collaborative perspective article entitled, “Illuminating Nano-Bio Interactions: A Spectroscopic Perspective” was accepted for publication in a special issue of the MRS Bulletin.
Aug 8: Our paper with Dr. Chris Wingard entitled, “PVP Formulated Fullerene (C60) Increases Rho-Kinase Dependent Vascular Tissue Contractility in Pregnant Spraque Dawley Rats” was accepted for Publication in Reproductive Toxicology.
August 1: Jared was elected as vice-president of the Mountain West Society of Toxicology.
July 1: Jared was appointed as the Director of Toxicology Graduate Program for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
June 2: Our NIH R03 grant entitled, “Nanoparticle-Protein Corona Structural Changes and Immunoreactivity” was funded.
May 29: Our collaborative paper with Dr. Feng Ding entitled, “Effect of Fullerenol Surface Chemistry on Nanoparticle Binding-Induced Protein Misfolding” was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.
May 28: Our collaborative paper with Dr. Chris Wingard entitled, “Vascular Tissue Contractility Changes Following Late Gestational Exposure to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes or Their Dispersing Vehicle in Sprague Dawley Rats” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology.
May 19: Jonathan won an outstanding abstract award from the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly at ATS.
May 18-21: Jonathan and Jared presented carbon nanotube toxicity studies at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
April 22-26: Jared and Jonathan presented at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress in Antalya, Turkey.
April 10th: Hari Sowrirajan, an 8th grade student at the Challenge School who was mentored by the Jonathan, won 1st place at the Colorado State Science fair for his work entitled, “Soak Up The Sun: Using Nanoparticles to Catalyze Water Vaporization”. Congratulations to Hari.
April 1st: Indu Persaud, a Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student, joined the lab.
March 25: Abdul and Jonathan presented their work on silver nanoparticle toxicity at the 2014 SOT Annual Meeting.
March 24: Jared was elected as a councilor for the Nanotoxicology Speciality Section of SOT.
March 23: Jonathan accepted the Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship award at the SOT Awards Ceremony.
January 9: A manuscript from our collaborators entitled, “C60 Exposure Augments Cardiac Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury and Coronary Tone in Sprague-Dawley Rats” was accepted in Toxicological Sciences.
January 6: Our SOT symposium article entitled, “Symposium Overview: From Immunotoxicity to Nanotherapy: The Effects of Nanomaterials on the Immune System” was accepted in Toxicological Sciences.
December 30: Our manuscript entitled, “IL-33 Modulates Chronic Airway Resistance Changes Induced by Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes” was accepted in Inhalation Toxicology.
December 11: Our new Cytoviva enhanced darkfield hyperspectral imaging system was set-up in the lab.
November 25: Our invited opinions paper, “Engineered Nanomaterial Exposure and the Risk of Allergic Disease” was accepted in Current Opinions in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
November 8: Jonathan won the Society of Toxicology Colgate Palmolive Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology. The award is presented to one postdoctoral fellow each year and provides $44,000 for stipend and research costs. Jonathan will be presented the award at the 2014 SOT annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
September 19-20: The lab attended and presented oral and poster presentations at the Mountain West Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM. The theme of the meeting was Nanotoxicology. Jonathan won the best postdoctoral presentation award and was selected to be the postdoctoral representative for the regional chapter.
August 1: Our proteomics paper on silver nanoparticle-protein corona was accepted in PLOS ONE.
July 8: Wei Bai joined the Nanotoxicology Lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
July 1: Our SOT symposium proposal was accepted for the 2014 meeting in Phoenix. It is entitled, “Three dimensions of nanomaterial pulmonary toxicity: Innate immunity, TLRs and inflammasomes”. Drs. Sri Nadadur and Jared Brown are chairing the session and our invited speakers include Drs. Andrij Holian, Jamie Bonner, Tara Sabo-Attwood and Alex Star.
July 1: We relocated the Nanotoxicology Lab from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Departmental of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Both Jonathan Shannahan and Abdul Aldossari relocated to Colorado to continue their fellowship and graduate studies respectively.