Bingxuan (Gabrielle) Wang

Bingxuan (Gabrielle) Wang
Program: 
Ph.D.
Year of graduation: 
2011

I joined the Human Toxicology Program at the University of Iowa in 2007.

I'm interested in the mechanism of the adverse impact that the environmental pollutants PCBs have on animals. For one thing, I study the gene expression changes in rat livers caused by PCBs, for another, I examine oxidative stress-related enzymes, SODs in particular, in response to these compounds. I never poison people, so feel free to make friends with me!

 

Previous education:

BS, Environmental Science
Nanjing University, China, 2006
Thesis title: 

Mechanistic Studies of the Toxicities of the Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor Agonist PCB126

Publications: 

Maddox, C., Wang, B., Kirby, P.A., Wang, K., Ludewig, G.(2008). Mutagenicity of 3-methylcholanthrene, PCB3, and 4-OH-PCB3 in the lung of transgenic BigBlue® rats. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 25(2): 260-266

Wang B, Robertson LW, Wang K, Ludewig G. Species difference in the regulation of cytochrome P450 2S1: lack of induction in rats by the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist PCB126. Xenobiotica. 2011 Dec;41(12):1031-43. Epub 2011 Oct 4. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3564674.

Shen H, Li M, Wang B, Lai IK, Robertson LW, Ludewig G. Dietary antioxidants (selenium and N-acetylcysteine) modulate paraoxonase 1 (PON1) in PCB 126-exposed rats. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2013 May 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23644946.

Awards and honors: 

Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Iowa, 2009

ECGPS Travel Award, University of Iowa, 2009

Counsel for current toxicology students: 

Don’t lose heart when your research results are frustrating. At the end of the day, it is the ability to think creatively and critically, and your responsible attitude (and your humor) that make you shine. Stay positive!

Current position: 
Toxicologist
Current employer/institution: 
ToxServices
Current research area: 

performing risk assessment on consumer products

Work address: 
http://toxservices.com/