Principal Investigator

 

ysainiYogesh Saini, DVM, MS, PhD (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Saini received his DVM (1996-2001) from College of Veterinary Sciences, Palampur (India) and MVSc in Veterinary Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2001-2003) from College of Veterinary Sciences, Pantnager (India). He completed his Senior Research Fellowship (2003-2005) at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (India). He received his dual-PhD (Genetics and Toxicology) under the supervision of Dr. John LaPres at  Michigan State University in 2009. After completing his postdoctoral training (2010-2014) in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Boucher at the University of North Carolina (UNC), he was appointed as a faculty member at Marsico Lung Institute. Dr. Saini Joined LSU in 2014 as an Assistant Professor.

 Education:

Awards & Honors:

  • 2019 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award from NIEHS.
  • 2018 AAI Early Career Faculty Award
  • 2018 SOT Paper of the Year Award (Brandon Lewis; PhD Candidate)
  • 2018 Second Place Presentation Award (Brandon Lewis; PhD Candidate)
  • 2017 Comparative and Veterinary Student Award (Brandon Lewis; PhD Candidate)
  • 2017 Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Award (Brandon Lewis; PhD Candidate)
  • 2017 Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Charles River Award (Brandon Lewis; PhD Candidate)
  • 2017 Second Place Presentation Award (Brandon Lewis; PhD Candidate)
  • 2016 AAI Early Career Faculty Award
  • 2016 Gordon Conference (Invited Oral Presentation)
  • 2016 Second Place Presentation Award (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • 2015 Best Poster Award (First Place)
  • 2012 Best Presentation Award (Second Place)
  • 2010 Roger O McClellan Research Award
  • 2009 Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • 2009 New Investigator Award (ASIO/SOT)
  • 2009 Young Investigator Award (New York Academy of Sciences)
  • 2008 Phi Zeta Presentation Award (First Place)
  • 2008 Best Absract Award (Metals Specialty Section- SOT)
  • 2003 CSIR Senior Research Fellowship
  • 2001 ICAR Junior Research Fellowship
  • 1996 Merit Scholarship (Highest Rank)

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