Agrochemicals Regulatory and Toxicology Environmental Chemistry Expert

Technical Consultant #2262


Expertise

  • Design, implementation and oversight of studies in regulatory science, GLPs, USEPA and OECD test guidelines.
  • Fate, transport and assessment of agrochemical environmental chemistry.
  • Design and manage GLP laboratory and field studies with domestic and international CRO partners focused on agrochemical fate and transport in the environment.
  • USEPA and international regulatory criteria for agrochemicals.
  • Preparation of agrochemical registration dossiers.
  • Agrochemical residue analysis in soil, water, and air.
  • Agrochemical metabolite identification.
  • Pre-clinical toxicology of candidate pharmaceuticals in animals and cell-based systems.
  • Molecular toxicology of agrochemicals, endocrine-disrupting chemicals and occupational chemical exposures.
  • Research chemical exposures in relation to human illness and disease.
  • Graduate-level instruction in environmental chemistry and toxicology.
  • Project management, pre-clinical toxicity trials of candidate pharmaceuticals, and field studies, reporting to domestic and international regulatory agencies.

Expert Witness Experience

Case Work Preparation

  • Researched and evaluated a list of chemical workplace hazards for toxicity and association with worker illness in support of pending litigation.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Environmental Science Expert, 2015 - Present

  • Provide knowledge and expertise in environmental chemistry and toxicology, focused on agrochemicals and environmental safety.
  • Provide research and training on relevant issues, development of strategies and solutions through white papers, reports, seminars and workshops.
  • Completed project: For a major Chicago law firm, researched and evaluated a list of chemical workplace hazards for toxicity and association with worker illness in support of pending litigation.

DuPont Crop Protection, Stine-Haskell Research Center, Newark, DE, 2008 - 2014

Principle Investigator

  • Assessed the environmental safety of new and existing agrochemicals to satisfy national and international regulatory standards.
  • Designed and managed GLP laboratory and field studies with international partners, interpreted and reported data to domestic and international regulatory agencies.
  • Experienced in USEPA and OECD test guidelines and national and international regulatory criteria.
  • Represented DuPont on industry trade associations (Pyrethroid Working Group, European Crop Protection Association).

Toxicology Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Study Director, 2007 - 2008

  • Responsible for pre-clinical toxicity trials of candidate pharmaceuticals in animals and cell-based test systems. ~Designed and managed studies under GLP criteria.
  • Reviewed and interpreted data for presentation to industry clients and federal granting agencies (NIH, EPA).

School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, Assistant Professor, 2000 - 2008

  • Within the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, developed and taught graduate-level courses in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology required for MS, PhD, MPH and DrPH programs of study.
  • Directed a grant-funded graduate research program in molecular and cellular toxicology of agrochemicals and environmental pollutants.
  • Advised graduate students and served on the UIC Institutional Review Board overseeing human subject's research.

Institute for Toxicology & Environmental Health, University of California, Davis, CA, 1998 - 2000

Research Fellow

  • Conducted research on molecular mechanisms of action of agrochemicals and dioxin compounds.
  • Principal focus was on the alteration of cellular signaling pathways by xenobiotic chemicals relative to chemical carcinogenesis. Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (F32-Fellowship).

Massachusetts Pesticide Analysis Laboratory, Univ. of Mass, Amherst, MA, 1985 -1998

Analytical Chemist, Chief Analytical Chemist and Laboratory Manager

  • Conducted chemical analysis of pesticide products and environmental samples under direction of the Massachusetts Pesticide Bureau.
  • Conducted routine product quality assurance testing; designed and implemented research on the fate and transport of pesticides in the environment.
  • Communicated results to the Pesticide Bureau, agricultural and environmental stakeholders and in the primary scientific literature.
  • Trained and managed technical staff of analytical chemists.
  • Developed and managed annual budget sourced from state (MPB) and federal (USEPA) funds.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society, Agrochemicals Division.

Awards

  • National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Young Scientist Recognition Award, ACS Agrochemicals Division

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author of various publications in and for peer reviewed journals, symposium and letters. Topics:
  • Agricultural
  • Environmental
  • Pharmacology
  • Food
  • Toxicology
  • Pesticides

Education

  • Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • M.S. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
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