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April 14, 2016

Tate Chosen as Lead Presenter for Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting

Jordan Tate, a senior biochemistry major and biology minor from Charleston, WV, attended the 55th annual Society of Toxicology meeting and ToxExpo in New Orleans, LA on March 13-17.  This national meeting is held yearly, and this is the second time Tate has presented.  She presented in San Diego, CA last year.

Tate was chosen to attend this meeting through her work with West Virginia IdeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) and Dr. Gary Rankin, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology, at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  Dr. Rankin is involved with the Society of Toxicology and serves as chair of some national departments.  He invited Tate both years to present her research that she completed during the summer in his lab. 

Tate was chosen as the presenting author for this year’s research, The Effect of Cytochrome P450 Isozyme Inhibitors on 1,2,3-Trichloro-5-Nitrobenzene-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Vitro, although there were numerous authors on the work.

"Visiting the Society of Toxicology meeting was a very eye-opening experience that I will never forget,” stated Tate.  “I was able to broaden my knowledge on research advancements happening around the country, as well as share my own personal findings while representing both my home institution of Wesleyan and Marshall University."

When she is not found in the biochemistry lab, Tate is a member of the women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team and a sister of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

The Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting features a broad range of scientific sessions and a thematic program that provides participants with a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge in topical areas and interact with leaders in their respective disciplines. The scientific program includes Plenary Lectures and other featured sessions, Symposia, Workshops, Roundtable discussions, Informational Sessions, and a Regional Interest Session, as well as Platform and Poster Sessions.  The ToxExpo, which is the largest exhibition dedicated to toxicology and the biomedical sciences. ToxExpo features 350 exhibitors who lead the industry in developing cutting-edge products, services, and technology to benefit the toxicology community.

Cutline: Tate stands next to her poster presentation of "The Effect of Cytochrome P450 Isozyme Inhibitors on 1,2,3-Trichloro-5-Nitrobenzene-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Vitro" during the 55th Annual Society of Toxicolory Meeting in New Orleans, LA.


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