HEEDS Young EDC Scientists Showcase (YESS)

The YESS webinar series features speakers in the early stages of their careers, such as PhD students, post-docs, and other early-career researchers who study endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

This ongoing series is coordinated by the Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies (HEEDS) Mentoring Working Group and the Collaborative for Health and Environment (CHE). Presentations are recorded and available at the links provided below, with the most recent webinars listed first.

If you're interested in presenting on one of these webinars or have a recommendation for a speaker, please contact HEEDS. We also invite you to sign up for the CHE and HEEDS newsletters for more details and to receive regular updates.

Embryonic BPA Exposure Causes Liver Disease in Generations of Fish

December 8, 2022

Featured Speaker:

  • Sourav Chakraborty, M.S., Ph.D. candidate in the Bhandari laboratory at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. 

Phthalates and Novel Plasticizer Concentrations in Food Items from U.S. Fast Food Chains

February 17, 2022

Featured Speaker:

  • Lariah Edwards, PhD, postdoctoral scientist working jointly at the George Washington (GW) School of Public Health and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Endocrine Disrupting Effects of Microplastics

December 1, 2021

Featured Speakers:

  • Imari Walker, PhD Candidate, BS, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
  • Hanna Dusza, PhD, MSc, environmental toxicologist and researcher, Department of Population Health Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Developmental Endocrine Disruption and Neurotoxicity

November 9, 2021

Featured Speakers:

  • Marissa Sobolewski, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and the Environmental Health Science Center, University of Rochester Medical Center.
  • Katherine (Katie) O’Shaughnessy, PhD, Investigator, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment,  US Environmental Protection Agency

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Effects on Mothers, and Interactions with Lifestyle

March 3, 2021

Featured Speakers:

  • Alyssa Merrill, MS, Toxicology Ph.D. candidate in the laboratories of Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D. and Marissa Sobolewski, Ph.D. in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York.
  • Jessica Hartman, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

Racial/Ethnic Differences in EDC Exposures

November 12, 2020 

Featured Speakers:

EDCs and Metabolic Disruption

July 1, 2020

Featured Speakers:

  • Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Chris Kassotis, PhD, incoming Assistant Professor (9/2020), Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University in Detroit.

Exposure to Phthalates and Aging

May 14, 2020

Featured Speakers:

  • Katherine Hatcher, PhD candidate in Dr. Megan Mahoney's lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
  • Emily Brehm, PhD candidate in Dr. Jodi Flaws's lab at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois