Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Toxicity Consultant

Technical Consultant #1064


  • Environmental toxicity and developmental toxicology (teratology).
  • Toxicology, teratology (reproductive toxicology), reproductive physiology, environmental medicine, and endocrinology.
  • Taught courses on teratology, developmental toxicology, both general and environmental toxicology, developmental biology, human embryology, reproductive physiology, endocrinology, general physiology, and technical methods.
  • Current research interests include investigation of mechanisms and development of assays for developmental toxicity.
  • Experience with detection of toxicant-induced DNA strand breaks in organogenesis stage mammalian embryos.
  • Studied the influence of nutritional status on developmental toxicity.
  • Investigated the teratogenic potential of environmental toxicants, such as mycotoxins and arsenicals, and has conducted research on teratogen x teratogen and gene x teratogen interactions.
  • Participated in a number of workshops and expert panels on developmental toxicity and risk assessment, and he is a current ad hoc member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel's Food Quality Protection Act Science Review Board (FQPA/SRB).


Independent Consultant 1978 - Present

University of Alabama:

  • Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, 2000 - Present.
  • Adjunct Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, 1988 - Present.

Previous positions

  • Professor Biological Sciences, Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Section, Department of Biological Sciences, 1978 - 2000.
  • Consultant in Environmental Medicine, U.S. Veterans Administration, Office of Medicine and Surgery, Agent Orange Special Projects Office (off site), 1983.
  • Special Consultant, Environmental Health Committee, Science Advisory Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1983 - 1993.
  • Associate Professor of Biology, 1973 - 1978.
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, 1968 - 1973.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Food Quality Protection Act Science Review Board (FQPA/SRB).
  • Teratology Society - Past Teratology Society activities: Chairman of the Membership Committee, the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, and the Education Committee; member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Ethics, the Ad Hoc Warkany Lecturer Selection Committee, the Ad Hoc Expert Testimony Committee, and the Web Site Committee.
  • Society of Toxicology.
  • Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Subsection of the Society of Toxicology. Currently - Newsletter Editor; past - Member of the Nominations Committee.
  • Roundtable of Toxicology Consultants.

Past Memberships

  • Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (Charter Member).
  • Society for the Study of Reproduction (Charter Member).
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
  • Editorial Board, Fundamental and Applied Toxicology.
  • Editorial Board, Toxicological Sciences.
  • Editorial Board, InScight.

Honors & Publications

Authored or edited numerous publications (research articles, reviews, books, and book chapters).

Honor Societies

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Alpha Zeta


  • NASA Research Trainee, Purdue University, 1966-1968.
  • University Research Fellow, Purdue University, 1965-1966.
  • Pantex Research Fellow, Texas Tech University, 1964-1965.


PH.D. Reproductive Physiology, Purdue University

M.S. Applied Population Genetics, Texas Tech University

B.S. Animal Science, Texas Tech University

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