Nevada City, California
5th year. Ph.D. Candidate. Christopher Vulpe Lab.
I like to garden, dance, run, do yoga and cook yummy dinners for my friends. I also travel when I can, and have an identical twin who also lives in Berkeley.
I am a California native who was raised in Nevada County in the Sierra Nevada Foothills (west of Lake Tahoe). I attended Sierra Community College before transferring into the Molecular Toxicology program at U.C.B., which was perfect because it allowed me to study either nutrition or environmental studies. I graduated with honors and distinction in 2007, and stayed on for graduate school.
In my graduate work I am focusing on environmental toxicology, by studying the effects of different flame-retardants on ecoindicator Daphnia magna. I work with Dr. Chris Vulpe in his ecotoxicogenomics group. We use microarray technology to determine differential genomic expression, which can help determine toxic modes of action of chemicals or identify unknown contaminants in an environmental sample. I am also looking into using high-throughput sequencing as a method to analyze differential gene expression.
Rawat A, Elasri MO, Gust KA, George G, Pham D, Scanlan LD, Vulpe C, Perkins EJ. (2012). "CAPRG: sequence assembling pipeline for next generation sequencing of non-model organisms." PloS one 7(2): e30370.
Poynton HC, Taylor NS, Hicks J, Colson K, Chan S, Clark C, Scanlan L, Loguinov AV, Vulpe C, Viant MR. (2011). "Metabolomics of microliter hemolymph samples enables an improved understanding of the combined metabolic and transcriptional responses of Daphnia magna to cadmium." Environmental science & technology 45(8): 3710-3717.
Manuscripts Under Review
Scanlan, LD, Gilbert, B, Aloni, S, Antczak, P, Loguinov, A, Tran, C, Nowinski, D, Luong, P, Pham, D, Lin, XX, Falciani, F, Vulpe, CD. Combining acute, genomics and physical characterization assays to investigate toxicity of silver nanowires on Daphnia magna. Environmental science & technology.
Philbrick, M, Scanlan, LD, Taylor, M. The Curiously Understudied Toxicity of "Nanofibers": Aligning Risk Research Priorities with Societal Needs. Risk Analysis.