David is a Wyoming native but moved to Alaska at a young age. After finishing high school, he attended the University of Alaska for two years before getting married and moving to Texas. He finished a Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of North Texas and joined Dr. Venables' lab where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Biology. David’s is currently studying the effects of synthetic progestins on zebrafish. By using proteomics and histological methods, he hopes to study how very low concentrations of progestins are able to cause toxic effects in fish. He is also interested in discovering biomarkers that could potentially be used for screen for environmental exposure
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Andrew received a BA in anthropology and a MS in applied geography from the University of North Texas. His research interests include proteomics and metabolomics as applied to toxicology and archaeology. In his free time, Andrew enjoys bicylcing, travel and brewing beer.
Ty graduated from Midwestern State University and is currently in his fourth year pursuing a doctoral degree in Biology. Ty's research involves using zebrafish (Danio rerio) and a variety of commonly occurring reference environmental contaminants to study their effects on a variety of biological and molecular endpoints. Ty utilizes developmental/morphological, behavioral, reactive oxygen species, transcriptomic, and metabolomics techniques in his research.
Moon Young came to the United States in 2001. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin with Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She’s currently studying GC-MS based metabolomics to evaluate tumorigenic chemicals, cadmium and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, induce specific metabolic changes in the planarian model.