Graczyk’s grad student places 2nd in Delta Omega contest

Talia Chalew, a predoctoral student working with INBT affiliated faculty member Thaddeus Graczyk, recently took second place in the 2009 Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society student poster contest (basic science/lab category). Her poster was titled Development of Assay to Assess Environmental Impacts of Engineered Nanoparticles on Chesapeake Bay Oysters. Chalew’s work suggests that engineered nanoparticles released into aquatic environments disrupt the animal’s immune system and make it vulnerable to pathogens. Graczyk is an associate professor in the department of Environmental Health Engineering in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Chalew’s complete poster abstract can be read here.

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