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Dr. Ranulfo Lemus Olalde

Dr. Ranulfo Lemus Olalde is a certified toxicologist with a strong background in inhalation, combustion, metals and genetic toxicology. He was born in Mexico and he graduated in 1988 from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) with a Biochemical Engineering degree. In 1991, he completed a Master of Science on Biotechnology from the Research Center of Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) located in Mexico City. He graduated from Tulane University in 1996 with a doctoral degree on Environmental Science, and conducted post-doctoral research on inhalation and immuno-toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh from 1997 until 2001. During his tenure from 2001 until 2007 as an Associate Principal Scientist for Philip Morris USA managed a contract research-testing program and was responsible for the evaluation of direct and indirect materials used in the production of tobacco products. At ARCADIS US Inc. as Principal Toxicologist from February 2007 until his departure in early 2013, Dr. Lemus provided Global Product Stewardship (GPS) services by assessing the human health risks from exposure to metals and consumer products, and supported clients on the Global Harmonized System (GHS) and on the new European Union regulatory framework for the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). In February 2013, Dr. Lemus was appointed as the HSE Director of the International Tungsten Industry Association, and at this position he is in charge of interfacing with regulatory agencies and authorities on HSE matters relating to tungsten materials, and also acting as the Technical Secretariat of the Tungsten REACH Consortium. In early September 2013, Dr. Lemus joined as Principal Toxicologists the Advanced Testing Laboratories team to support ATL’s GPS Services.

Dr. Lemus is the author of twenty-seven published peer review research papers (seven as first author) and a recipient of the 2003 NIOSH’s Alice Hamilton Award for Occupational Safety and Health in the Biological Science Category. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the American College of Toxicology; and a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicologists.

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