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John E. Baatz

Medical University of South Carolina

Children's Research Institute

Department of Pediatrics
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC  29425  

baatzje@musc.edu

Project List:

Using Embryonic Stem Cell Fate to Determine Potential Adverse Effects of Petroleum/Dispersant Exposure

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Data Team

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2016

Bowers, R. R., Temkin, A. M., Guillette, L. J., Baatz, J. E., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2016). The commonly used nonionic surfactant Span 80 has RXRα transactivation activity, which likely increases the obesogenic potential of oil dispersants and food emulsifiers. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 238, 61–68.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Magaletta, M. E., Holshouser, S., Maggi, A., Ciana, P., et al. (2016). Effects of Crude Oil/Dispersant Mixture and Dispersant Components on PPARy Activity in Vitro and in Vivo: Identification of Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DOSS; CAS #577-11-7) as a Probable Obesogen. Ehp, 124(1).

2014

Baatz, J. E., Newton, D. A., Riemer, E. C., Denlinger, C. E., Jones, E. E., Drake, R. R., et al. (2014). Cryopreservation of Viable Human Lung Tissue for Versatile Post-thaw Analyses and Culture. In Vivo, 28(4), 411–423.

Conference Presentations - 15

2016

Spyropoulos, D. D., Temkin, A. M., Cantu, T. M., McNabb, N. A., Williams, C. E., Bowers, R. R., et al. (2016). From Oiled Stem Cells to Pregnant Women: Methodically Navigating Between Complex Environments and Human Health. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Baatz, J. E., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2016). Characterization of DOSS as on Obesogen In Vivo. In 7th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL : 11/06/16-11/10/16: Poster.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Baatz, J. E., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2016). Characterizing DOSS as an Obesogen In Vivo. In Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Endocrine Disruptors. Sunday River, Newry, ME : 06/1916-06/24/16: Poster.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Baatz, J. E., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2016). Rapid and sensitive assay screening reveals multiple potential hormone disrupting activities in MC252 crude oil and different dispersants. In 25 Years of Endocrine Disruption Research: Past Lessons and Future Directions. Bethesda, MD : 9/18/16-9/20/16.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Guillette, L. J., Bowden, J. A., Kucklick, J. R., Baatz, J. E., et al. (2016). In vivo Exposure and Stem Cell Transcriptomics To Determine If Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DOSS) Is A Bona Fide Obesogen. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Magaletta, M. E., Holshouser, S., Maggi, A., Ciana, P., et al. (2016). DOSS in Corexit and in Laxatives: Finding a Poster Child for Encouraging Movement in Dispersant and Obesity Sciences. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Sojka, C., Anderson, M., Guillette, L. J., Bowden, J. A., et al. (2016). Rapid and sensitive assay screening reveals multiple potential hormone disrupting activities in MC252 crude oil and different dispersants. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.

2015

Temkin, A., Bowers, R., Baatz, J., Guillette, L., & Spyropoulos, D. (2015). Evaluating the endocrine disrupting potential of crude oil and dispersant via transactivation assay screens. In SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT : 11/01/15-11/05/15.
Temkin, A., Bowers, R., Baatz, J., Guillette, L., & Spyropoulos, D. (2015). Identification and characterization of putative obesogens in crude oil and dispersants used in the deepwater horizon oil spill. In SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT : 11/01/15-11/05/15: Poster.
Temkin, A., Bowers, R., Baatz, J., Guillette, L. J., Kohno, S., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2015). Keynote Speaker: Empowering Awareness of Environmental Impacts on Women's Health – From Wildlife and Stem Cells to the Clinic and Personal Choices. In Carolina Womenís Health Research Forum. Columbia, SC : 10/23/15-10/23/15.
Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R. R., Magaletta, M. E., Holshouser, S., Maggi, A., Ciana, P., et al. (2015). Predicting Long Term Impacts of Oil/dispersant Exposures on Human Health and Higher Trophic Organisms: Obesogenicity. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Temkin, A. M., Bowers, R., Ellisor, D. L., Baatz, J. E., Kucklick, J., Kohno, S., et al. (2014). Predicting Long Term Impacts of MC252 Oil/COREXIT Exposures on Human Health and Higher Trophic Organisms: Obesogenicity. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Allen, E. M., Temkin, A. M., Newton D.A., Mancia, A., Baatz, J. E., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2013). Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) progenitors undergo adipogenic differentiation under low oxygen tension unlike terrestrial mammalian progenitors. In 6th Aquatic Animal Models for Human Disease. Milwaukee, WI, June 30, 2013: Poster.
Ellisor, D. L., Cloy-McCoy, J. A., Cantu, T.M., Kohno, S., Baatz, J. E., Guillette, L. J., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2013). Using Embryonic Stem Cell Fate to Determine Potential Adverse Effects of Petroleum/Dispersant Exposure. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Ellisor, D. L., Cloy-McCoy, J. A., Cantu, T.M., Kohno, S., Baatz, J. E., Guillette, L. J., & Spyropoulos, D. D. (2013). Using Embryonic Stem Cell Fate to Determine Potential Adverse Effects of Petroleum/Dispersant Exposure. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.