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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Alumni | Laura Ashley Smithwick
Laura Ashley Smithwick

Mentor: Dr. Pamela J. Morris

Year Graduated: 2003

University/Degrees: Duke University, BS

Post Doctoral: Fellow, Center for Translational Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA

Thesis: Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Microbial Transformation Processes on Immunological Responses in Murine Splenocytes.

Awards

Student Research Day - 1999, Second Place - Poster Session

Student Research Day - 2000, First Place - Oral Presentation

Women in Science Fellowship – 2000

Carolina SETAC 2nd place student oral presentation award 4/26/02 ($200)

American Society for Microbiology Travel Award to Salt Lake City to present abstract ($500)

Publications

Smithwick, A., S. Wilde, L. London, and P.J. Morris. 2001. Effects of aerobic PCB degradation on immunotoxicity. In PCBs: Recent Advances in the Environmental Toxicology and

Health Effects, L.W. Robertson and L.G. Hansen, Editors, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. pp 93-96.

Meeting, Abstracts and Presentations

Smithwick, L.A., J. Quensen, A. Smith, L. London, and P. Morris. 2002. Impact of anaerobic dechlorination on PCB immunotoxicity, American Society for Microbiology 102nd General Meeting, 19-23 May, Salt Lake City, Utah. L.A. Smithwick won an American Society for Microbiology student travel award for this presentation.

Smithwick, L.A., J. Quensen, A. Smith, L. London, and P. Morris. 2002. Impact of Anaerobic Dechlorination on PCB Toxicity. MUSC Student Research Day 2001.

Smithwick, L.A., J. Quensen, A. Smith, L. London, and P. Morris. 2002. Effect of anaerobic dechlorination on PCB toxicity. Carolina's Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC. 2nd place winner for oral presentation.



 
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