PhD Candidate, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology
Faculty advisor: Richard Peterson, Professor, School of Pharmacy
Monica Yue investigates the effects of TCDD on development in the embryonic zebrafish. TCDD is a ubiquitous and persistent environmental contaminant, and its action is mediated through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Zebrafish are especially sensitive to TCDD and early life exposure leads to a variety of developmental malformations in the embryo.
In 2014 Yue won the Victor A. Drill Abstract Award from the Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology. In 2015 Yue received the Dr. Razia Zaman-Dr. Shahanara Zaman Saroya Graduate Student Award for Excellence & Scholarship from the School of Pharmacy.