Doctoral Students Receive Society of Toxicology Awards

Left to right: Archit Rastogi and Monika Roy
Left to right: Archit Rastogi and Monika Roy

Two doctoral students who worked in the lab of associate professor of environmental health sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy claimed top prizes at the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) annual meeting held virtually this past spring. The awards were given by the Mechanisms Specialty Section, which represents a diverse group of SOT members who have common interests and expertise in elucidating the cellular, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of action of toxic substances. 

Archit Rastogi, who earned his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology in May, received two awards: the Sheldon D. Murphy Student Travel Award and third place for the Carl C. Smith Student Mechanisms Award. These awards were given for Rastogi’s research on modulating glutathione in the developing zebrafish.

Monika Roy, a doctoral student in the department of environmental health sciences, received the Sheldon D. Murphy Student Travel Award for her research on the sulfate metabolite of 3,3’-dichlorobiphenyl (PCB-11) in zebrafish larvae.

Founded in 1961, the Society of Toxicology is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the US and abroad. The Society’s mission is to create a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.