PETA Science Consortium International has partnered with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) to provide selected scientists the opportunity to attend a 4-day hands-on training course on in vitro methods in toxicology.
The course is designed to help scientists gain a better understanding of in vitro methods, assay design, laboratory techniques, and data interpretation. The training includes informative lectures given by IIVS’ in vitro toxicology experts and hands-on laboratory experience in applying in vitro methods. Those who attend are able to explore numerous toxicological endpoints, such as skin and eye irritation and corrosion, skin sensitisation, phototoxicity, and respiratory toxicity.
The course takes place several times a year at the IIVS facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US. The Science Consortium provides attendees with complementary registration for the training as well as reimbursement for hotel (up to US$700) and travel (restrictions apply; reimbursement amount varies depending on location).
We will announce the applicants selected to be sponsored for the January 2024 course in November 2023.
We are pleased to announce the following sponsored course attendees:
- James Cox is a Senior Biologist in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Dr John Gordon is a Toxicologist in the Division of Toxicology and Risk Assessment at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Dr Doritza Pagán-Rodríguez is a Toxicologist in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Kelly Schumacher is a Toxicologist in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Juliana Machado Braz is a Regulatory Health Expert with the Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria (ANVISA, or the Brazil Health Regulatory Agency).
- Dr Carolina Motter Catarino is a Research Specialist with Grupo Boticario, Brazil.
- Lorena de Oliveira Neves is a doctoral student at the agreement between the University of Grande Rio, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology, and the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Dr Larissa Cleres Moreira Oliveira is a Technology Development Analyst at the Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (or the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials).
- Dr Niladri Bhowmik is a Staff Toxicologist in the Product Formulation Section, Human Health Assessment Branch in the Department of Pesticide Regulation at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
- Dr Rachel Brunner is a Biologist in the New Chemicals Division of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- Dr Nagarekha Pasupuleti is a Staff Toxicologist in the Active Ingredient Section, Human Health Assessment Branch in the Department of Pesticide Regulation at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
- Dr Apipa Wanasathop is an ORISE Fellow within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration.
To learn about previous travel grants to attend IIVS workshops, click here.