Alumni

ALUMNI

Albert Thayil

Albert graduated with BS in Biology degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in spring 2017. During his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Nicosia Medical School as part of a Cyprus study abroad program. He was a Gene, Environment, and Emotion (GEnE) lab Research Assistant for the Psychology Department before joining Bhandari Research Group in the Department of Biology. His “Senior Honors Thesis” project was focused on transgenerational molecular changes in the reproductive axis (brain-pituitary-testis) of medaka induced by  developmental exposure to environmental chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA). His project was funded by UNCG, National Institute of Health, and US Geological Survey.

Publications

1. Thayil  AJ and Bhandari RK (2017). Developmental and Transgenerational Effects of Bisphenol A Exposure. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Toxicology and Pharmacology  (review paper, submitted)
2. Thayil, AJ; Tillitt, DE; vom Saal, FS; and Bhandari, RK (2017). Transgenerational disruption of reproductive axis by embryonic exposure to bisphenol A in medaka. (article in preparation)

Presentations
1. Thayil, AJ and Bhandari, RK (2017). Transgenerational effects on the reproductive axis of medaka fish caused by early developmental exposure to Bisphenol A. 11th Annual Thomas Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo. University of North Carolina Greensboro. April 10, 2017. (poster presentation)
2. Thayil, AJ; Tillitt, DE; vom Saal, FS; and Bhandari, RK (2017). Transgenerational effects on the reproductive axis of medaka fish caused by early developmental exposure to Bisphenol A. 2017 Annual Meeting of Carolinas SETAC. Charleston, SC. May 17-19, 2017. (poster presentation)
3. Thayil, AJ; Tillitt, DE; vom Saal, FS; and Bhandari, RK (2017). Transgenerational effects on the reproductive axis of medaka fish caused by early developmental exposure to Bisphenol A. 18th International Congress on Comparative Endocrinology, Alberta, Canada. June 4-10, 2017. (poster presentation)

 

Mathieu Bouttier

Mathieu worked at Bhandari Lab in the spring semester of 2017 as a Bio-499 undergraduate researcher. He came from France as an International Exchange Student in January 2017 and is currently a Cancer Epigenetics graduate student at the University of Montreal, Canada.

He worked on a project “BPA-induced transgenerational impact on osmoregulatory gene network in the gill of medaka fish”.