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: Li, S., Tighe, S. W., Nicolet, C., Grove, D., Levy, S., Farmerie, W., Viale, A., Wright, C., Schweitzer, P., Gao, Y., Kim, D., Boland, J., Hicks, B., Kim, R., Changawala, S., Jafari, N., Raghavachari, N., Garcia-Reyero, N., Hendrickson, C., Roberson, D., Rosenfeld, J., Smith, T., Underwood, J., Wang, M., Zumbo, P., Baldwin, D., Grills, G., & Mason, C. (2014). Multi-platform and Cross-methodological Reproducibility of Transcriptome Profiling by RNA-seq in the ABRF Next-Generation Sequencing Study (ABRF-NGS). Nature Biotechnol. 32, 915-925. [Abstract]

Garcia-Reyero, N., Ekman, D., Habib, T., Villeneuve, D., Collette, T., Bencic, D., Ankley, G., & Perkins, E. (2014). Integrated Approach to Explore the Mechanisms of Aromatase Inhibition and Recovery in Fathead Minnows (Pimephales Promelas). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 203, 193-202. [Abstract]

Cheng, K., Escalon, L., Robert, J., Chinchar, G., & Garcia-Reyero, N. (2014). Differential Transcription of Fathead Minnow Immune-related Genes Following Infection with an Emerging Pathogen of Ectothermic Vertebrates, Frog Virus 3. Virology. Elsevier. 456, 77-86. [Abstract]

Garcia-Reyero, N., Tingaud-Sequeira, A., Cao, M., Zhu, Z., Perkins, E., & Hu, W. (2014). Endocrinology: Advances through Omics and Related Technologies. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 203, 262-273. [Abstract]

Garcia-Reyero, N., Kennedy, A., Escalon, L., Habib, T., Laird, J., Rawat, A., Wiseman, S., Hecker, M., Denslow, N., Steevens, J., & Perkins, E. (2014). Differential Effects and Potential Adverse Outcomes of Ionic Silver and Silver Nanoparticles in Vivo and in Vitro. Environ Sci Technol. 48, 4546-4555. [Abstract]

Total Publications by this Author: 30