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Faculty Research Club

Faculty Research Club

The Faculty Research Club meets monthly on the last Thursday of each month.

The Faculty Research Club is intended to provide a social setting to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, promote informal discussions about research and disseminate information about campus resources to faculty. To stimulate conversation, several faculty members will give a 5-minute summary of their research and opportunities for collaboration.

Each club meeting is open to all faculty at Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Faculty members are welcome to invite post-doctoral scholars to help them develop research networks.

To sponsor a Faculty Research Club meeting, present at a meeting or be added to the mailing list, please complete the form here. 

Upcoming Meetings:

November 30

4 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, East Side, 5th Floor
Sponsored by The Institute of Environmental and Human Health

Speakers:
Celine Godard-Codding is an associate professor of biochemical and mechanistic toxicology and endangered species toxicology with research interests focused on genomic and cellular toxicology, mechanistic toxicology, endangered wildlife ecotoxicology and conservation, and biomarkers. Dr. Godard-Codding will present Endangered Species Toxicology: challenges create opportunities for innovative science and multi-disciplinary collaborations. Dr. Godard-Codding has established collaborations with a number of agencies and universities, including the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks; the NOAA Fisheries center in Galveston, Texas; the Texas Marine Mammal stranding Network, the USDOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research at Charleston (CCEHBR), South Carolina, and the University of Siena, Italy. These collaborations provide opportunities for interesting research projects and student multi-disciplinary training.

Jordan Crago is an assistant professor of aquatic toxicology. Dr. Crago's research focuses on the use of laboratory and field studies to identify known and novel adverse outcome pathways from exposure to low-level legacy compounds and CECs; and measuring the fate and transport of chemicals in the aquatic environment through the use of in vitro and in vivo bioassays. The FRC presentation will narrow in on using zebrafish in environmental and human health research: linking molecular pathways, physiological changes and behavior to environmental contaminants.

David Klein is an associate professor of environmental, clinical and analytical chemistry. Dr. Klein is currently an adjunct professor with the University of Hawaii, Manoa and previously was head of the Chemical Terrorism Response Lab (part of the Centers for Disease Control Laboratory Response Network) in Texas. In addition to his own wide range of research interests, Dr. Klein's lab is focused on three major instrument platforms; inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Students work in a supportive environment to learn the principles of analytical chemistry as applied to a wide variety of problems as suits their interests. The Analytical Toxicology Lab in the Department of Environmental Toxicology has collaborated with researchers across Texas Tech and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. No matter what the analytical needs, there is expertise and willingness to provide support for the research.

Steve Presley is chair of the Department of Environmental Toxicology which is the academic home of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health and the Institute for Forensic Sciences. Research facilities and technologies combined with the multidisciplinary expertise possessed by our faculty, allows us to provide both robust research capacity and outstanding research capabilities. The research team of the Department of Environmental Toxicology are eager to discuss and pursue opportunities for collaboration and technical support of any project you believe could benefit from our expertise, facilities and technical resources.

 

NO DECEMBER MEETING

January 25
4 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, East Side, 5th Floor
Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs

February 22
4 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, East Side, 5th Floor
Sponsored by the Humanities Center

March 29
4 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, East Side, 5th Floor
Sponsored by the Institute for Peace and Conflict

April 26
4 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, East Side, 5th Floor
Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute

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