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January 22, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Integrative Biosciences Center 1st Floor Seminar Room | Map
6135 Woodward Ave.
Detroit , MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Wayne State University community is invited to attend an IBio presentation with guest speaker, Katherine Zychowski, Ph.D., research assistant professor, University of New Mexico.

Dr. Zychowski will present, "Toxicological Consequences of Respirable Dusts Derived from Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation."

The presentation will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the first floor seminar room of IBio, located at 6135 Woodward. The seminar is free and open to the entire university community.

Dr. Zychowski earneda B.S. in Biology at Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Toxicology at Texas A & M University.


Poor remediation of abandoned commercial uranium mines throughout the Southwestern United States has subjected Native tribal communities to metal-based (uranium, vanadium, arsenic) environmental exposures. Recent data suggest that inhalation of fugitive mine-site derived dust may have vascular and neurological consequences. This research intends to explore this relationship between mine-site derived particulate matter-induced endothelial dysfunction and long-term toxicological effects.

For more information about this event, please contact Anne-Marie Poltorak at 577-4442 or