Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

49th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas

September 22-26, 2018 - Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult



The EMGS welcomes members and attendees from across the US and around the world. Our diversity is essential to our success, and as your national professional society, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive forum for the communication of world-class science. The EMGS Diversity and Inclusion committee sends a special welcome to members of the LGBT community.  Please reach out to any member of the EMGS Diversity and Inclusion Committee with your comments or concerns.

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Important Dates

June 17: Abstract Submission Deadline

July 1: Early Bird Registration Ends

August 30: Hotel Reservation Deadline

2018 EMGS Annual Meeting

Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult

Monday, September 24, 2018

7:00- 8:15 AM

SIG Meeting

Genetic Integrity is a Function of Epigenetic Programming in Germ Cells and Pluripotent Cells
John McCarrey, University of Texas at San Antonio

Regency East 2
SIG Meeting

Applied Genetic Toxicology

Regency East 1
Committee Meeting

Membership & Professional Development/Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs

Regency East 3
8:30- 9:30 AM
Keynote 3

Why and How Systems Biology is Revolutionizing our Science
Elaine Faustman University of Washington

Regency West 1/3

10:00- 12:00 PM

Symposium 4: Adverse Human Health Effects of Diesel Engine Exhaust
Chair: David M. DeMarini, Co-Chair: Daniel K. Carder

Diesel Engine Exhaust and Lung Cancer Risk
Michael D. Attfield, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Ischemic Heart Disease and Diesel Engine Exhaust
Sadie Costello, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Berkeley

Nitrous Oxides and Particulate Materials from Diesel Engine Exhaust
Daniel K. Carder, Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions

Regency West 5
Symposium 5: Interactions among diet, metabolic status, and DNA repair: impacts on the genome and epigenome
Chair: Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Co-Chair: Mark J. Wilson

Micronutrient imbalance and impacts on the epigenome

Jaclyn Goodrich, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Enhanced Expression of Mitochondrial OGG1 Protects Against High Fat Diet-induced Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
R. Stephen Lloyd, Oregon Health & Science University

Obesity increases the risk of both endogenous and xenobiotic-induced mutagenesis
Rebecca C. Lichtler, Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Regency West 6
Platform Session 4


Regency West 4
12:00- 1:30 PM

Women in the EMGS Luncheon

Regency East 1

1:30- 3:30 PM

Symposium 6: Xenobiotic exposures and fetal health
Chair: Patricia Ostrosky, Co-Chair: Maria Eugenia Gonsebatt

Transplacental exposure to air pollution

Maria Eugenia Gonsebatt, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, UNAM

In utero and genotoxic effects of pesticides
Elizabeth Rojas-García, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit

Transplacental effects of hypercaloric high-fat diets
Patricia Ostrosky, Director of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, UNAM

Regency West 6
Symposium 7: Decline in Sperm Count and Quality: The Role of Genotoxicity and Epigenotoxicity
Chair: Marc Beal, Co-Chair: Jackie Goodrich

Declining Sperm Quality and Quantity: Environmental Causes

Melissa Perry, George Washington University

Flow cytometric measurements of acridine orange stained male germ cells is a powerful tool for determining toxicant induced cell DNA damage
Don Evenson, SCSA Diagnostic

The Male Epigenome: Chromatin Modifications and the Impact on Male Fertility and the Next Generation
Sarah Kimmins, McGill University

Regency West 5
Platform Session 5


Regency West 4
3:30- 4:30 PM
Plenary Lecture

Hollaender Award Lecture

Regency East 1/3

4:30- 6:30 PM
Poster Session 2


Regency Center 1/3 and Foyer