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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Florida: Faculty Member Receives Best Paper Award

Dr. Joseph Bisesi, a professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, is the recipient of this year’s Best Paper Award presented by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The award recognizes the most outstanding paper published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in the prior calendar year. Of 350 published articles in 2018, society editors nominated 27 based on scientific impact, public and professional interest, comprehension, and experimental design and quality, before selecting one with high potential impact on the field.

Dr. Bisesi’s article, “The gut microbiome and aquatic toxicology: An emerging concept for environmental health,” covers two case studies, nanomaterials and hydrocarbons, with special emphasis on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to illustrate how investigations into the microbiome can improve understanding of adverse outcomes. The microbiome has emerged as a central theme in environmental toxicology because microbiomes interact with the host immune system.

Dr. Ondrej Adamovsky of Marsaryk University in the Czech Republic, and Ms. Amanda N. Buerger, a UF doctoral student in environmental health, will also receive the award as co-first authors.