Anna C Anna Chlebowski is a NIEHS training grant PhD candidate in Staci Simonich and Robyn Tanguay's Laboratory. Read more about Anna's experiences at Oregon State University and her split research between environmental chemistry and developmental toxicology. 
Carey Donald is a NIEHS training grant PhD candidate in Kim Anderson's Laboratory. Read more about passive sampling devices that Carey is working with and her experiences at Oregon State University. 
Derick Haggard is a NIEHS training grant PhD candidate in Robyn Tanguay's laboratory. Read more about the toxicity testing Derik is doing, and his experiences at Oregon State University.
Daniel J. Coleman is a PhD candidate in Arup Indra’s laboratory. Read more about Dan's story.
Sean Bugel

Dr. Sean Bugel is an NIEHS Postdoc Trainee in the Tanguay Laboratory. Read about Sean's work with zebrafish.

Video: An OSU undergraduate student describes her summer research project in a toxicology laboratory studying zebrafish who have the capability to regenerate amputated tissue.



  Dr. Nikki B. Marshall graduated from the laboratory of Dr. Nancy Kerkvliet. She is currently working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Branch of the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) in Morgantown, WV. Read about Nikki's current research and her advice for up-coming post-doctoral students.
  Dr. Trace Peterson was the first trainee under the new NCRR training grant: "Veterinary Training on Aquatic Models in Biomedical Research".  Dr. Peterson is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas (Read update). Learn more about his training experience: Dr. Trace Peterson studied mycobacteria infections in zebrafish.
Abby Benninghoff

Dr. Abby Benninghoff is now an Assistant Professor at Utah State. Read about Abby's trainee project with EHSC.




Communicating Science and Risk Beyond Academia

 In the Fall of 2013, 44 graduate students completed the seminar.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe risk perception
  • Examine and explain the risk /hazard equation
  • Communicate research impact in plain language and in a meaningful way
  • Tailor message to specific audiences
  • Share best practices for writing for the web and selected social media
  • Discuss ways that blogs and twitter are useful for scientists and grad students

Read Story about the seminar.  Scientists-in-training learn to effectively communicate research to the public

Preparing Effective Outreach Modules for Middle School Students

Winter 2011

Using the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a context for the outreach activity, the graduate students created three hands-on activities to teach the concepts of mass, chemical separation, analytical chemistry, and data analysis. The link provides more Information and the final activities for teachers.