CONGRATULATIONS MD Imran Noor for co-winning 1st place poster at the BioGrad symposium for his poster "Investigating transgenerational effects of chronic dietary cadmium exposure on vision, behavior, and reproductive success of zebrafish".
TOP CITED paper in Zebrafish Shelton et al., 2020. Collective Behavior in Wild Zebrafish. 17(4), 243-252. https://doi.org/10.1089/zeb.2019.1851
CONGRATULATIONS Makeda Walker, Jalen Gordon, and Jackson Mariner on graduating! Your futures are bright.
WELCOME Dr. Rick Relyea visits the lab!
WELCOME Dr. Priscila Falagan-Lotsch visits the lab!
PRESENTED Drs. Delia Shelton and Kim-Phuong Truong-Vu present at the DEI mini-grant showcase.
SUBMITTED AHA Collaborative Proposal: Epigenetic Therapy for Cadmium-induced Cardiovascular Remodeling and Inflammation.
WELCOME Teilil Garcia and Zach Butler, new undergrad researchers in the lab.
WELCOME Jenna Robinson, Beck Koop and Madison Deperalto new undergrad researchers in the lab.
PRESENTED posters at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congrats Jenny Parral, Kennedy Smith and Claudia Flores Ruiz! We enjoyed you and hope you come back to visit.
SUBMITTED EPA South Florida Program Grant: "Swarm the Storm: Transforming stormwater with zebrafish swarms and phytoremediation"
SUBMITTED Belmont Collaborative Research Actions Grant: Mapping the Behavioral and Environmental Drivers of Human Exposure to Harmful Algal Blooms to Safeguard Human Health with Dr. Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbrez.
PRESENTED Dr. Delia Shelton presented a talk at Presidential Symposium at the Animal Behavior Society and became Member-At-Large #1
WELCOME Thomas Green and Ana Cecilia Dal Bo, high school students in the University of Miami Young Scholars Program.
FUNDED Global Black Studies fellowship to support Makeda Walker's research on strain differences in zebrafish vision.
WELCOME Claudia Flores Ruiz, Miami-Dade County scholar.
FUNDED Toppel Internship Fund to support Ethan Bentley's research on strain differences in zebrafish vision.
WELCOME Jenny Parral and Kennedy Smith supported by NSF DUE HSI and NIH FYER awards, respectively.
WELCOME Hui Qiu and Jackson Mariner, new undergrad researchers.
ACCEPTED "A Pair of Cadmium-exposed Zebrafish Affect Social Behavior of the Un-exposed Majority" into the Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology.
SUBMITTED Beyond the Books Fellowship by Ethan Bentley and Makeda Walker to support their summer research on strain differences in the optomotor response and the therapeutic effects of selenium.
SUBMITTED Charles H. Turner Fellowship by Jalen Gordon to attend the Animal Behavior Society meeting
FUNDED UMiami Diversity Grant for UM Junior Faculty of Color Writing Group with Dr. Kim-Phuong Truong-Vu.
WELCOME Ethan Bentley, new undergrad researcher.
FUNDED NIH NIEHS Diversity Supplement to Support Myles Covington's study of the therapeutic effects of selenium
Dr. Antiño Allen visits the lab!
WELCOME Makeda Walker, new undergrad research. She is studying strain differences in vision in zebrafish.
WELCOME MD Imran Noor, new PhD Student. Noor will be study the transgenerational effects of dietary cadmium exposure.
Drs. Oliver Bracko and Delia Shelton submitted a DoD grant to gain a mechanistic understanding of the contributions of cadmium to Alzheimer's Disease.
We had a lab end of the year party. We also said goodbye to Tatiana Mailli. We are sad to her go and wish her the best.
WELCOME Myles Covington, new lab manager. Myles also submitted an NIH NIEHS Diversity Supplement to study neuro and genetic mechanisms by selenium may mitigate the effects of cadmium toxicity.
NIH NIEHS R00 Pathway to Independence Award Funded
Sarah Saint Fleur from Green Scientific Labs presents on Good Laboratory Notebook practices
EPA Grant Submitted
Dr. Shelton presents at the Animal Behavior Society Meeting and attends ABS Executive Meeting as Member-At-Large
Jalen Gordon joins EPIC
EPIC temporary lab space gets a makeover
NIH NIEHS R00 Pathway to Independence Award submitted
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Diversity Leadership Grant Submitted
NIH NIEHS K99 successfully transferred to UM
Tatiana Mailli, Patrick Janssens and Jeremy Saintyl join Epic
EPIC Opens at University of Miami
Paper published in the Journal of Zoology!
Delia Shelton accepted faculty position in the biology department at the University of Miami. Go Canes!
-Arianna Sanchez and Jeff Kelly present papers on the effects of cadmium on social and visual behavior in zebrafish at the Animal Behavior Society meeting.
-Delia Shelton published in Nature on Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Evolution and Ecology. The paper is the 3rd most viewed paper in Nature for papers of a comparable age.
-Shelton was featured in Science Magazine about the equity concerns related to GRE (read here).
-CONGRATS Cindy Zurita Cruz, Summer Estes and Juliana Garcia on graduating!!!
-Zebrafish article on collective behavior on wild zebrafish is out! Read here.
-CONGRATS Halima Amro on graduating!!! We wish you the best as you study hard for the MCAT. You'll make an amazing doctor.
-CONGRATS Jeff Kelly on his 1st first-author publication "Inconsistent Regulation of Larval Zebrafish Research" in Aquatic Biology of Fishes.
-Shelton awarded NIH NIEHS K99/R00 to understand the dietary cadmium effects on her behavior, brain and genes of zebrafish.
-CONGRATS Myra Bower on her SR-EIP internship at University of Colorado- Boulder!
-CONGRATS Gabriel Issac on your internship at Virginia Tech!
Shelton attends Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologists in Boise, Idaho.
Shelton attends US Trout Farmers Association meeting to continue interviewing farmers about the challenges they face with rearing food fish.
Shelton receives a score of 17 on her NIH NIEHS K99/R00 proposal. Her project will likely get funded. Yay!
Team Visioglow traveled +10,000 miles to completes 127 customer discovery interviews. Made final presentation ar NSF I-Corps in Nashville, TN. (watch here)
Team Visioglow joins NSF I-Corps in Nashville, TN.
Shelton submits NIH NIEHS K99/R00: Cadmium-Induced Behavioral Disorders Across Generations.
Shelton presents at the Gordon Research Conference: 2019 Movement Ecology of Animals in Italy.
Shelton Nominated for OSU Breaking Barriers Award: Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award
Visioglow joins NSF I-Corps in Portland, OR with the Cornell University Teaching Team.
Shelton was nominated for OSU Frances Dancy Hooks Award for building bridges across cultures.
NSF grant funded! NSF I-corps will permit customer discovery for my technology Visioglow. Read more about my grant and technology here.
Shelton gives an invited talk at RIKEN Brain Science Center and visits the lab of professor Hitoshi Okamoto in Tokyo, Japan. One of my goals is to meet researchers around globe, especially zebrafish researchers. I had a wonderful visit with professor Okamoto, the first scientist to bring zebrafish to Japan.
Wiley #top20articles award for one of the most influential articles in recent history to Shelton & Alberts, 2018
Shelton gives an invited talk at Hokkaido University and visits the lab of professor Hitoshi Araki in Sapporo, Japan. I had a fantastic visit with the Araki lab. I received thoughtful feedback on my research, especially from an ecological perspective. It's wonderful to interact with talented scientists.
We passed the two-round application interview process for NSF I-Corp. It was an intense learning experience as we were a multidisciplinary team (business leader, computer scientist, and biologist) coped with learning to speak a new and common language as we embarked into start-up world. The toughness of the collaboration was compounded because we were operating in 3 different time zones, and at times in 3 different countries! We succeeded, as NSF I-Corp Invited us (team Visioglow) to submit a full proposal.
Tanguay lab presents at PANWAT! I attended my first Toxicology meeting. It gave me new perspectives on my work. Interacting with this community of researchers was exciting. PANWAT provided in-house professional development and diversity training. I also sneaked in time to conduct customer discovery interviews for Visioglow.
Congrats Society of Toxicology intern, Fahren Nipple on a fantastic final presentation. We enjoyed you! Represent at Albany State, HBCU.
ABS welcomes 10 Turner Awardees! Drs. Delia Shelton and Carrie Hall coordinate the Charles H. Turner workshop at the 55th annual Animal Behavior society meeting.
NIH K-99 Submitted