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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | MBES Students | Brenna Doheny

Brenna Doheny

Research Interest:
I am interested in reproductive and developmental endocrinology in vertebrates, particularly how early developmental events, such as exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals, can affect the reproductive system. My dissertation research focuses on estrogen signaling in the development of the female reproductive tract of the American alligator, and how this system is a target for disruption via embryonic exposure to estrogenic compounds in the environment.

Publications, presentations, meetings attended:

“Receptor-Specific Signaling in Müllerian Duct Differentiation of the American Alligator.” Poster presented at 2012 Gordon Research Seminar and Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, Mt. Snow, Vermont. Doheny, B.M., S. Kohno, J.C. McCoy, L.C. Albergotti and L.J. Guillette, Jr.

 “Signaling and Timing of Müllerian Duct Differentiation in the American Alligator.” Poster presented at Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2012 conference, Charleston, SC. Doheny, B.M., S. Kohno, J.C. McCoy and L.J. Guillette, Jr.

“Effects of Atrazine Early Life Stage Exposure upon Gonadal Development in the Killifish, Rivulus marmoratus: Preliminary Results.” Poster presented at e.Hormone 2002 Conference, Tulane Center for Bioenvironmental Research, New Orleans, LA. Davis, W.P., K.J. Bogel, G. Cripe, B.M. Doheny, A. Thiyagarajah and E.F. Orlando.

Honors and Awards:
Trainee in Marine Biomedicine and Human Health Program

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow 2010

Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, 2005-2007

Graduated Magna cum Laude, 2005

EPA P3 Grant for Oregon State University Biodiesel Initiative, 2005

Jesse Ford Scholarship, Oregon State University, 2004-2005

John C. Pace Scholarship, University of West Florida, 2000-2002

EPA STEP Internship, 2001-2002

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program Scholarship, 1999-2000

Brenna Doheny

Mentor:
Dr Louis Guillette, Jr

Education:
B.S. Biology, Oregon State University, 2005
BA, German, Oregon State University, 2005

Year Matriculated: 2010

doheny@musc.edu


 
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