Tompach Receives NESOT Award
Tompach received the second place Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at NESOT's annual meeting.
Doctoral student Madeline Tompach received the second place Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the annual meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT) held on October 20, 2023.
Tompach received the award, which includes a $500 prize, for a poster titled "Evaluating the effect of developmental perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) exposure on exocrine pancreas function in zebrafish (Danio rerio)." This is the third year in a row Tompach has taken home an award from the NESOT meeting (see related story).
Tompach is a member of Professor Alicia Timme-Laragy’s lab in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Her research investigates how the function of the exocrine pancreas is affected by exposure to PFOS, a ubiquitous environmental contaminant previously shown to alter the structure of the pancreas.
The Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology includes members from diverse sectors including academia, government, chemical, environmental, and pharmaceutical industries. It strives to promote continued learning and scientific excellence, in addition to networking and collaboration opportunities, for regional toxicologists and students through its annual regional chapter meeting in the fall and through sponsored events at the Society of Toxicology's annual meeting in the spring.