Health studies undergraduate Nate Weber was selected to present a plenary lightning talk at Boise State University’s Undergraduate Research Showcase. Weber is an undergraduate researcher in the Curl Agricultural Health Lab, and will join a select group of 15 undergraduates presenting their topics using one presentation slide, with three minutes to speak. The plenary will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, April 17 in the Boise State Student Union Building.
Weber will present his research, “What Animal Studies Can Teach Us about Glyphosate Toxicity to Pregnant Women and their Children.” This includes the toxic effects of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide “Roundup,” observed in pregnant animals and their offspring. The larger goal of his research is to provide insight into the potential clinical relevance of the exposures measured in human populations. Weber’s research is part of a greater study within the Curl Agricultural Health Lab, where investigators aim to understand the magnitude and sources of glyphosate exposure among pregnant women in Idaho.