Name:Natalia Vinas
Associated Centers:Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology
Email: nvinas@igbb.msstate.edu
Office:High Performance Computing Building,
Office Phone:(601) 634-3764

Biography:I received my BS in Biology from Universitat de Girona (Girona, Spain), and my MS in Biology from Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). I also did my PhD in Spain (CSIC, Barcelona, Spain), studying the presence of POPs and their endocrine-disrupting activity in European high mountain lakes. After that, I did a postdoc at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA). My research focused on the effects of endocrine disruptors on several fish species. I then joined Jackson State University (Jackson, MS), as an assistant research professor. Finally, in 2011 I joined IGBB, where I continue my work in predictive ecotoxicology.

Research Interest: My research focuses on environmental pollutants and their effects on aquatic species while trying to elucidate their mechanisms of action using ecotoxicogenomics and a systems biology approach. I am also very interested in the development of alternative species for toxicity testing.

Hobbies:I love traveling, good music, good company, good food and good wine. I also volunteer for Paws Rescue, a local pet rescue organization, helping them whenever possible and being a proud foster mom.

Publications: Garcia-Reyero, N., Escalon, L., Prats, E., Thienpont, B., Melby, N., Baron, E., Eljarrat, E., Barcelo, D., Babin, P., Mestres, J., Perkins, E., & Raldua, D. (2013). Effects of BDE-209 Contaminated Sediments on Zebrafish Development and Potential Implications to Human Health. Environment International. 63, 216-223. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2013.11.012.

Stanley, J., Perkins, E., Habib, T., Sims, J., Chappell, P., Escalon, L., Wilbanks, M., & Garcia-Reyero, N. (2013). The Good, the Bad, and the Toxic: Deciphering Hormesis in Daphnia Magna Exposed to an Energetic Compound. Environ Sci Technol. 47(16), 9424-9433.

Campos, B., Garcia-Reyero, N., Escalon, L., Habib, T., Tauler, R., Tsakovski, S., Pina, B., & Barata, C. (2013). Identification of Metabolic Pathways in Daphnia Magna Exposed to Low Doses of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and 4-nonylphenol Using Transcriptomic and Phenotypic Responses. Environ Sci Technol. 47(16), 9435-9443.

Perkins, E. J., & Garcia-Reyero, N. (2013). Computational Translation of Non-Mammalian Species Data to Mammalian Species to Meet REACH and Next Generation Risk Assessment Needs. Computational toxicology: Methods and Applications for Risk Assessment. Elsevier. 113-136.

Garcia-Reyero, N., Martyniuk, C. J., Kroll, K. J., Escalon, B. L., Spade, D. J., & Denslow, N. D. (2013). Transcriptional Signature of Progesterone in the Fathead Minnow Ovary (Pimephales Promelas). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 192, 159-169. [Document Site]

Total Publications by this Author: 23