Elias Oziolor, a second year Ph.D. student in Dr. Cole Matson's lab, presented his first year of graduate research, entitled "Evolved resistance to contaminant-induced cardiac teratogenesis in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis
) populations from the Houston Ship Channel", and received the first place platform presentation award at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - South Central Region. Six student awards were presented for student travel to the SETAC annual meeting in Nashville, TN. "It was an honor to be recognized for my first year of work in a field that is completely new to me," he says.
He credits his success to the support of his advisor, who provided him with the opportunity and drive to ask rigorous questions with his projects and the rapidly expanding Environmental Science Department, which supports its students to present their research. "This supportive research environment allowed me and my Baylor colleagues to present the Environmental Science Department in the best possible light in our recent meeting at the University of Houston - Clear Lake."