CBS student in Dr. Saini's lab receives multiple awards at the Society of Toxicology Meeting


BATON ROUGE - Brandon Lewis, a third year graduate student in the laboratory of Yogesh Saini, BVSc, MS, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Sciences, was recently awarded three separate awards at the 2017 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 12 - 16, in Baltimore, Maryland.

 The abstract was entitled "Early Postnatal Secondhand Smoke (SHS) Exposure Disrupts Bacterial Clearance and Abolishes Th2 Responses in Muco-Obstructive Lung Disease." This study was accomplished by a collaborative effort from multiple investigators. Significant contributors to this study include, Brandon Lewis, Drs. Rahul Sharma, Alexandra Noël, Ingeborg Langohr, Sonika Patial, Arthur Penn, and Yogesh Saini.

The abstract won the following awards. 

  • Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Charles River Award
  • Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Award
  • Comparative and Veterinary Student Award

Brandon was recognized at the meeting and was invited to present their findings. These awards provided funding to Brandon's travel to the SOT meeting and for future meetings. This study was funded by Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, COBRE Pilot Project and LSU Faculty Start-Up Package. 

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