Grad Student’s Research to be Highlighted at ENDO 2021 Conference

Joshua Mogus
Joshua Mogus

Joshua Mogus, a Ph.D. student in the lab of renowned environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg, has been chosen to present his research at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting to be held virtually March 20 through 23.

Mogus’s abstract – “Exposure to the Endocrine Disruptor, Propylparaben, During Pregnancy and Lactation, Alters Typical Parity-Induced Reorganization of the Mouse Mammary Gland” – was deemed “particularly newsworthy” by the Endocrine Society, the world’s oldest and largest international organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

“I am honored and appreciate the chance to get our research out there,” says Mogus, who is among several dozen researchers whose work will be highlighted and promoted at the conference.

Vandenberg’s lab in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences explores how exposures to chemicals in early life can predispose individuals to diseases later in life. “Josh’s abstract was selected from thousands of submitted abstracts,” she notes. “This is an awesome opportunity for him.”

The Endocrine Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. The annual meeting is typically attended by some 9,000 participants.

Mogus and Vandenberg’s research, which received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Endocrine Society’s Summer Research Fellowship, has been accepted for publication in the journal Endocrinology.