Dr. Bircsak was the recipient of the Hogan Memorial Scholarship/Travel Award in 2014 as a doctoral student in the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology at @rutgersu. The title of her submitted abstract was “Genetic and Dietary Factors Reduce Placental BCRP Transporter Function: Potential Risk for Fetal Exposure to Harmful Chemicals”.
During her postdoctoral studies at @uofpenn, Dr. Bircsak utilized a mouse model to characterize the involvement of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in the TCDD-mediated female predominant sex ratio of chronically exposed males. This study was published in Reproductive Toxicology in 2020 (PMID: 32335222). She is now the Principal Scientist at MIMETAS, where she and her team of scientists focus on recapitulating the liver and prostate tumor microenvironment to aid in the accurate prediction of safe and effective candidate compounds.
Over the years, Dr. Bircsak has been actively involved in the Society of Toxicology and Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association. She is also a member of the SOT Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter.[Original story here]