Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

Tumburu defends dissertation, earns NAS postdoctoral fellowship

Laxminath Tumburu successfully defended his dissertation on August 6, entitled “Crustacean endocrine disruption through a pathway involving nuclear receptors, cyclic nucleotides, and calcium transporters”. He was advised by Dr. Michele Wheatly, current provost at West Virginia University. After sorting through offers from four postdoctoral research positions, Lax has accepted a prestigious National Academy of Sciences postdoctoral fellowship to work in a USEPA lab in Corvallis, Oregon on environmental toxicogenomics of nanomaterials. Congratulations to Dr. Tumburu!