Sean Michael Bugel

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Full Name: 
Sean Michael Bugel
Title: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interest/Focus: 

Broadly, my overall goals are to use teleosts (e.g. zebrafish) as model vertebrates to understand the effects of environmental chemicals on vertebrate development and physiology. My research focus is on elucidating the toxicity of chemicals relevant to human exposures and their potential impact on human health, as well as understanding the effects of contaminants pose a risk to aquatic species and ecosystem health. My previous experience is with reproductive endocrine disruption of oogenesis in teleosts and reproductive dysfunction caused by cross-talk between the aryl hydrocarbon and the estrogen receptor pathways. Currently, I am investigating the developmental toxicity of phytoestrogens, which are plant derived hormones with potentially endocrine disrupting properties that may pose a health risk to humans with phytoestrogen-rich diets.

Honors/Awards: 
3rd Place Presentation, Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, (2011)
Student Travel Award, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (2010)
Graduate Student Research Grant, NJ Water Resource Research Institute, (2009-2010)
Student Travel Award, NJ Water Resource Research Institute, (2005)