Jessica Sapiro

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Year Enrolled: 

M.S. Nutrition (2008)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota
B.S. Nutritional Science (2006)
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Research Interests: 
The focus of my research is to elucidate how the cellular stress response mediates all-trans-retinoic acid cytoprotection against reactive oxygen species-induced acute kidney injury.
Honors and Achievements: 
1. Mountain West Society of Toxicology Student Travel Award, 2011.
2. Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Travel Award, 2012.
3. SOT Award, Renal Toxicology Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section, 2012.
4. NIEHS Training Grant - Environmental Toxicology of Human Diseases, 2013, 2014 (33, 34).
5. Mary E. Caldwell Memorial Scholarship, 2013-14.
6. University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Award, 2013-14.
7. SOT ToxScholar Award, 2013-14.
8. Mountain West Society of Toxicology Top Student Platform Presentation Award, 2013-14.
9. SOT Graduate Student Leadership Committee Leadership Award, 2014-15.
10. SOT Mechanisms Renal Toxicology Award 1st Place, 2014-15.
11. SOT Women in Toxicology Vera Hudson Elizabeth Weisburger Scholarship Award, 2014-15.

1. Sapiro, JM, Lord-Garcia, JL, Jia,Z, Gallegos, AG, Canatsey, RD, Monks, TJ, Lau, SS. All-Trans-Retinoic Acid Affords Cytoprotection Against Reactive Oxygen Species-Induced Renal Injury. Mountain West Society of Toxicology, September 8-9, 2011.
2. Sapiro, JM, Mashek, MT, and Mashek, DG. Fatty Acids Derived from Triacylglycerol Hydrolysis are a Significant Source of Ligands for Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-Alpha (PPAR-α) in Rat Primary Hepatocytes. Experimental Biology, April 5-9, 2008. Abstract # 3636.
3. Sapiro, JM and Sunde, RA. The Effect of Dietary Selenium and Genotype on Growth and Selenoenzyme Activity in Wild Type and Glutathione Peroxidase-1 Knockout Mice. University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Symposium, April 29, 2006.
4. Sapiro, JM, Mashek, MT, Greenberg, AS, and Mashek, DG. 2009. Hepatic Triacylglycerol Hydrolysis Regulates Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor α Activity. J. Lipid Res. 50:1621-1629.