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Toxins Everywhere: Developing Tools to Detect Harmful Chemicals at SNC Oct 24

Posted on September 28, 2013
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Jennifer_Brennan_&_Candace_Bever_-_Toxins_LectureA variety of chemicals are used in everything from textiles to cosmetics and personal care products to food packaging, and many of these exhibit unintended harmful consequences to humans and wildlife. Researchers from the UC Davis Superfund Research Program will discuss how these chemicals interact within our bodies to disrupt normal functions and the development of new tools, such as cell lines to measure toxicity and antibodies to measure these harmful chemicals.

The event takes place Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College), $5 suggested donation.

All three presenters are members of the UC Davis Superfund Research Program. Candace Bever is a postdoctoral scholar developing antibody-based tools to detect harmful chemicals. Jennifer Brennan is a Ph.D. Candidate whose research interests include the utility of cell-based bioassays for detecting endocrine disrupting compounds and exploring the complex relationship between the estrogen receptor and aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Amy Rand is a postdoctoral fellow investigating how metabolic processes affect biological systems.

Amy_Rand_-_Toxins_LectureThe Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village (between Tahoe Boulevard/SR 28 and Lakeshore Blvd.) on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.

For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit


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