Sarah Webb (Doctoral student), Becca Pezdek (Masters student), Dr.
Celine Godard-Codding, Jennifer Cole (Doctoral student), Sandy Wiggins (Masters student).
Gregory Zychowski (Masters student), Dr.
Celine Godard-Codding, Sarah Webb (Doctoral student) ,
Jennifer Cole (Doctoral student), Sandy Wiggins (Masters student).
Front row :Sandy Wiggins (Masters student),
Jennifer Cole (Doctoral student), Dr. Celine Godard-Codding,
Back row: Greg Zychowski (Masters student),
Javi Arzate (NIH Undergraduate student)
, 2010: Interview with National Public Radio "Living on
National Public Radio "Living on Earth"
features Dr. Celine Godard-Codding, in this weeks show with an air date of
July 2, 2010 in the section "Biggest Brains in Biggest Danger". She
discusses the risk to sperm whales in the gulf oil spill crisis. Also, in
the text form seen at www.Loe.org (http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=10-P13-00027&segmentID=5)
her lab, students and TIEHH is featured.
, 2010: National Geographic Daily News
article on Gulf of Maine oil spill mentions Laboratory
Dr. Godard-Codding was interviewed for an article entitled "Oil Spill to
Wipe Out Gulf's Sperm Whales?" by Ker Than from the National Geographic. The
article can be seen at
4-May 31, 2010: Visit with Collaborator Dr. Sylvain De Guise,
University of Connecticut
Dr. Rousselet is currently visiting with Collaborator Dr. Sylvain De Guise
at the University of Connecticut for a sea turtle immunotoxicology project.
March 22-27, 2010: Visit with
Collaborators Benjamin Higgins, Kara LaVictoire, and Drs.
Joseph Flannigan and Marianne Tocidlowski in Galveston and Houston, Texas
In March 2010, Dr. Rousselet visited with Collaborators Benjamin Higgins
from NOAA and with Kara LaVictoire and Drs. Joseph Flannigan and Marianne
Tocidlowski from the Houston Zoo for a sea turtle blood chemistry project.
March 12, 2010: West Texas Association for Women in Science (WT-AWIS) 2010
Wiggins was awarded the WT-AWIS 2010 Travel Award in order to attend the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 31st
Annual Meeting on November 7-11, 2010. Sandy will present her research at
March 4-7, 2010: Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Review Panel
National Academies, Washington, DC
Godard-Codding served as a reviewer for the Ford Foundation Diversity
Fellowships. The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program is administered by the
National Academies. "Through its Fellowship Program, the Ford Foundation
seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university
faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the
educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors
who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of
information on the
Foundation Fellowship Program, visit
March 3, 2010: Visit with NSF program officer
Godard-Codding visited with one NSF program officer in Washington DC to
discuss her research program. The meeting was very good and it was
exciting to visit the NSF building. My advice to all assistant
professors: definitely visit with NSF POs if you can get the chance! It is a
great opportunity to learn more about programs and to get your research
March 2-5, 2010: 22nd Annual Student Research Week, Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center
Jen Cole and Greg Zychowski presented their research on loggerhead cell line
characterization and on cetacean organotypic cultures and proteomic
21-25, 2010: Participation to the
International Whaling Commission workshop on POLLUTION 2000+ PHASE II,
Godard-Codding visited with 20 other national and international experts in
marine mammal toxicology at an International Whaling Commission-sponsored
workshop in Sausalito, CA.
One of the
goals of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is to evaluate potential
population level effects of pollutants on cetaceans. Information obtained
from previous IWC-sponsored workshops, as well as from other contaminant
studies, risk assessment efforts and modeling studies over the past 15
years, has provided a broader foundation from which to evaluate the state of
the science and plan for future studies. The focus of this workshop was
to establish a risk assessment and modeling framework and to evaluate
cause-effect relationships between pollutants and cetaceans at the
population level, building on progress made during Phase I and on recent
research, using a modification of a tiered risk assessment approach. The
workshop findings will be presented at the IWC Scientific Committee meeting
in Agadir, Morrocco in June 2010.
information on the International Whaling Commission, visit
9-15, 2010: 2009 UK-US Collaboration
Development Award and Visit with Collaborator Dr. Michael Depledge,
Peninsula Medical School & European Centre for The Environment and Human
February 2010, Dr. Godard-Codding visited with Collaborator Dr. Michael
Depledge at the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth and at the European
Centre for the Environment and Human Health in Truro, England. This visit
was sponsored by the 2009 UK-US Collaboration Development Award Dr.
Godard-Codding received in December 2009. During this visit, Dr.
Godard-Codding had the opportunity to meet with colleagues at the University
of Exeter, both at the Exeter and Truro campuses, and gave a seminar
entitled "Toxicology of Protected Species: perspectives from toxicopanomics
to global ecosystem health assessment".
information on the Peninsula Medical School
European Centre for the Environment and Human Health,
February 2010: Sigma Xi Research Grant
Jen Cole received a research grant from the Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of
Research program from her October 2009 proposal.
anuary 4-22, 2010: Visit with Collaborator Dr. Sylvain De Guise,
University of Connecticut
In January 2010, Dr. Rousselet visited with Collaborator Dr. Sylvain De
Guise at the University of Connecticut.
December 2009: Visit with Collaborators Benjamin Higgins and Dr.
Joseph Flannigan in Galveston, Texas
In December 2009, Dr. Rousselet visited with Collaborators Benjamin Higgins
and Dr. Joseph Flannigan in Galveston, Texas.
November 19-23, 2009: 30th Annual SETAC Conference, New Orleans,
In November of 2009, Dr. Godard-Codding, Jen Cole, and Greg Zychowski
travelled to New Orleans to present their recent research on loggerhead cell
line characterization and on cetacean organotypic cultures and proteomic
October 4, 2009: Komen Race
Dr. Godard-Codding, Jen Cole and Sandy Wiggins attended the Susan G Komen
Race for the Cure.
September 16-28, 2009: Travel funding awards
Jen Cole was
awarded a travel grant from the Texas Tech University Graduate School for
the 30th Annual SETAC Conference in New Orleans. She was also
awarded a travel grant from the West Texas Association for Women in
Science. For the same conference, Greg Zychowski received travel funding
from SETAC and from the Texas Tech University Graduate School.
August 1, 2009: Greg Zychowski awarded the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship from
Zychowski has been awarded the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scholarship
honors the life’s work and contributions of Dr. Nancy Foster, former
Assistant Administrator for Oceanic Services and Coastal Zone Management at
NOAA and Director of the National Ocean Service. Foster scholars are
provided with a stipend, funding for educational expenses, and funding for a
short-term research collaboration at a NOAA facility.
July 12-23, 2009: Travel to University of Buffalo at SUNY
In 2009, as
part of the Society of Toxicology’s
Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods
Jen Cole traveled to Dr. Jim Olson’s laboratory in the department of
Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Buffalo SUNY in July
2009. She was trained on precision-cut slicing and organotypic cultures
during her visit.
April 23, 2009: Students of Godard-Codding lab recognized at the TIEHH