Presentation Type

Powerpoint Presentation

Location

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Start Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

Description

Award for "Runner-Up Graduate Oral Presentation".

Abstract

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) have shown adverse effects on aquatic survival species, but little research has been done on the potentially harmful impact of CECs individually or combined. Anecdotal evidence and newspaper articles have reported mass extinctions of fish due to CECs in the water. This study looks at the potential effects of CECs on the immune system of fathead minnow. This study does not only show the potentially hazardous effects CECs have on one aquatic species, but may give an insight on how some of these chemicals may affect other species, including humans. An extensive literature search was performed, reading articles from areas of immunology, toxicology, comparative biology, ecology and chemistry. This project is an adaptation and expansion of existing ideas, but the tools used for assessment are new creations.

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Assessment of innate immunity of fathead minnow acutely exposed to individual and complex mixtures of contaminants of emerging concern

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Award for "Runner-Up Graduate Oral Presentation".

Abstract

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) have shown adverse effects on aquatic survival species, but little research has been done on the potentially harmful impact of CECs individually or combined. Anecdotal evidence and newspaper articles have reported mass extinctions of fish due to CECs in the water. This study looks at the potential effects of CECs on the immune system of fathead minnow. This study does not only show the potentially hazardous effects CECs have on one aquatic species, but may give an insight on how some of these chemicals may affect other species, including humans. An extensive literature search was performed, reading articles from areas of immunology, toxicology, comparative biology, ecology and chemistry. This project is an adaptation and expansion of existing ideas, but the tools used for assessment are new creations.