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Elected Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee shall review all suggestions and recommendations as to the awards it has been designated by Council to confer. The Awards Committee shall select the recipient or recipients for each such award and shall so notify Council of its decisions.

Members of this Committee shall be elected by a plurality vote of the ballots cast and shall serve each for a term of two years, except as hereinafter provided for and who shall be eligible for re-election only after a lapse of one year. At least three members shall be elected annually, with four members elected in odd numbered years, and three members elected in even numbered years. The Committee shall at its first meeting each year following the election of new members, elect from its membership a Co-Chair who shall serve a term of one year. Each year, the immediate past Co-Chair shall then serve a one-year term as Chair. Council shall annually determine the types and numbers of awards to be conferred at the next Annual Meeting and the stipends, if any, attached to each. Council shall also identify as to each award the Committee to designate the recipient. The Committee will be any one of the standing committees of the Society or the Board of Publications. The Awards Committee shall review all suggestions and recommendations as to the awards it has been designated by Council to confer. The Awards Committee shall select the recipient or recipients for each such award and shall so notify Council of its decision.

Article Fourth, Section 4 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the election of new members and the process by which the Chair and Co-Chair of the Committee are determined.

  • Angela Slitt, BS, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Patrick Allard, PhD, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Darryl Brice Hood, PhD, Council Contact (2024–2027)
  • Brittany Lynn Baisch, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2026)
  • Julia Yue Cui, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2025)
  • Suzanne E Fenton, MS, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Erin P Hines, PhD, BS, DABT, Member (2024–2026)
  • Jacqueline Kinyamu-Akunda, DVM, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Thomas A Lewandowski, MPH, PhD, DABT, ERT, ATS, Member (2023–2025)
  • Barbara A Wetmore, PhD, Member (2023–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall review the qualifications of the candidates for membership at least four times per year and shall report its recommendations to the Executive Director.

Article Fourth, Section 2 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the election of new members. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year from among its current members with at least two years remaining in their term, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

The Membership Committee shall consist of at least nine Full members of the Society who hold no other elective office, to be elected by a plurality vote of the ballots cast and who shall serve for a term of three years, except as hereinafter provided for and who shall be eligible for re-election only after a lapse of one year. Three members shall be elected annually. The President shall designate the Chair. The Membership Committee shall review the qualifications of the candidates for membership at least four times per year and shall report its recommendations to the Executive Director.

  • Sarah Campion, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Natalie M Johnson, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Matthew J Campen, PhD, MSPH, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Mamta V Behl, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • Jamie DeWitt, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Kimberly C Hodge-Bell, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2027)
  • J Eric McDuffie, BS, MBA, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Kathryn E Page, BSc, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2027)
  • Samantha J Snow, BS, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Rosibel Alvarenga, Staff Liaison

Nominating Committee

Candidates for election to the Nominating Committee shall be submitted to the Secretary prior to November 1.

Article Fourth, Section 3 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the election of new members to the committee. The Chair shall be the Past President of the Society who has most recently completed the term as Immediate Past President. The candidates for election to the committee shall be determined in the following manner: (1) A portion of the Regional Chapters will nominate one candidate; from this group, one member shall be elected by a plurality vote. Council shall determine and may revise from time to time, a rotation plan for selecting a portion of the chapters that is based on having chapters of similar size nominate individuals in any given year. (2) A portion of the Specialty Sections will nominate one candidate; from this group, one member shall be elected by a plurality vote. Council shall determine and may revise from time to time, a rotation plan for selecting a portion of the sections that is based on having sections of similar size nominate individuals in any given year. (3) A portion of the Special Interest Groups will nominate one candidate; from this group, one member shall be elected by a plurality vote. Council shall determine and may revise from time to time, a rotation plan for selecting nominees from groups described above. A portion of the Special Interest Groups that is based on having Special Interest Groups of similar size nominate individuals in any given year. (4) The Past Presidents of the Society shall nominate three candidates from their group; one shall be elected by a plurality vote. (5) Three candidates shall be nominated from the membership at large by the President; from this group, one shall be elected by a plurality vote. A member’s name shall only appear once on the ballot.

  • Michael Aschner, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Council Contact (2024–2025)
  • Ashley Marie Brinkman, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2025)
  • Anne H Chappelle, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2025)
  • Emanuela Corsini, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Kembra L Howdeshell, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Norbert E Kaminski, PhD, Member (2023–2025)
  • Marquea D King, BS, PhD, Member (2023–2025)
  • Marianna Stamou, MEng, MSc, MBA, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2026)
  • Courtney E W Sulentic, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Appointed Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for examining the processes, procedures and controls in place for the daily financial operations of SOT and to engage independent auditors and oversee the annual independent financial audit of SOT. There shall be at least three members of the Audit Committee. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least one voting member for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

  • John H Richburg, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Scott Aaron Reisman, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Council Contact (2024–2025)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Anthony M Ndifor, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Paul B Tchounwou, MPH, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Board of Publications

The Board of Publications determines the editorial policy for all technical publications of the Society and appoints the editor and editorial board for each publication. The Board of Publications shall consist of at least five members: the President of the Society and at least four other voting members of the Society who shall be appointed by Council and who serve for a term of four years. At least one member shall be appointed each year for a full term of four years. The Council shall designate annually from among the appointed members the Chairman, who shall submit in writing to the Council at least one month prior to the Annual Meeting an annual report of finances, publications and general policies. The Vice President and the Editors of all technical publications of the Society shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board.

  • Deborah A Cory-Slechta, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Barbara L F Kaplan, PhD, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Michael J DeVito, PhD, Member (2024–2028)
  • Virginia F Hawkins, ToxSci Managing Editor, Ex-Officio (2016–2030)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, President, Member (2024–2025)
  • Barbara L F Kaplan, PhD, Member (2024–2028)
  • Jeffrey Maurice Peters, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Ex-Officio (2019–2027)
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Vice President, Ex-Officio (2024–2025)
  • Jennifer J Schlezinger, PhD, Member (2023–2027)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Career Advancement, Mentoring, and Networking Committee

The Career Advancement, Mentoring, and Networking (CAMAN) will provide leadership and organizational assistance to encourage and enhance opportunities for the development of “soft skills” for all non-trainee career phases (early, mid, and late). This Committee will focus on professional development needs, especially those not obtained during professional schooling. There shall be at least nine members of CAMAN. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least three members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect of the Society shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after his/her term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

  • Helen G Haggerty, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Vicki Sutherland, PhD, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Agnes L Karmaus, PhD, Council Contact (2024–2027)
  • Dolapo Adedeji, PhD, MS, Member (2022–2025)
  • Erica L Dahl, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Ashley L Green-Woolard, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Gina Hilton, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Troy David Hubbard, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Toufan Parman, BS, MS, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Karilyn E Sant, PhD, MPH, Member (2024–2027)
  • Jessica M Sapiro, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2027)
  • Marissa Sobolewski, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Anke Marije Tukker, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2024–2025)
  • Johnny Pierce Wise Jr, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison

Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee shall organize continuing education courses which may meet the requirements of the attendees for information on new developments in toxicology and related disciplines as well as the requirements of certifying and licensing boards. The Committee shall be responsible for the planning, organization, and presentation of continuing education courses. There shall be at least nine members of the Continuing Education Committee. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three members for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

  • Bethany R Hannas, PhD, DABT, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Kelly M Almond-Abbate, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Betina J Lew, PhD, DABT, ERT, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Alicia Marie Bolt, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Marie Meagher Bourgeois, PhD, MPH, Member (2023–2026)
  • Melissa Heintz, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Kristin Noell, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Nisha S Sipes, MS, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Sambasivarao Tadepalli, DVM, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Postdoctoral Representative (2024–2025)
  • Caren M Villano, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • Shannon Frohm, Staff Liaison

Education and Experiential Opportunities Committee

The Education and Experiential Opportunities Committee (EEOC) will develop and administer opportunities and educational resources for (1) students and postdoctoral scholars to expand their knowledge by attending educational and professional events and (2) graduate and undergraduate educators to enhance their ability to increase awareness of toxicology among the academic community. There shall be at least nine members of EEOC. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least one member for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect of the Society shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after his/her term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

  • Robert A Roth, PhD, DABT, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Phillip A Wages, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Darryl Brice Hood, PhD, Council Contact (2024–2027)
  • Jennifer L Rayner, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Tracie Baker, BS, DVM, MS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Eva-Maria Schoetz Collins, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Christine Perdan Curran, MS, PhD (2024–2025)
  • Tirupapuliyur V Damodaran, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Nikolay (Nick) M Filipov, MS, PhD, ATS, Member (2022–2025)
  • Julie Ann Hall, BS, PhD (2024–2025)
  • Lauren Lewis, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Meghan Rebuli, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Courtney Roper, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • AtLee Watson, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2027)
  • Kimberly J Zaccaria, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2027)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison

Endowment Fund Board

The Endowment Fund Board shall provide leadership for the Society’s philanthropy-based long-term fundraising activities. The Board will develop, review, revise, and implement policies for fundraising, oversee the investment of endowment funds in cooperation with the Finance Committee, and recommend to the Council the use of these funds to support the Society’s Programs. The Board will develop philanthropy-based fundraising goals, spear head  fundraising activities and educate Society members as to the value of philanthropic giving to the Society’s Endowment Fund.

Article Seventh, Section 4 of the SOT Bylaws contains detailed information on the appointment of new members and the process by which a Co-Chair and Chair for the group are determined.

  • Michael J Carvan III, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, MS, ScD, DABT, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, Member (2023–2025)
  • Lorrene A Buckley, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2024–2027)
  • Jason R Cannon, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Brian S Cummings, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Linval R DePass, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2023–2026)
  • Rebecca C Fry, PhD, Ex-Officio Member (2024–2026)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, Ex-Officio, President (2024–2025)
  • Pamela J Lein, MSEH, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Tonia M Masson, Ex-Officio, Executive Director
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall continuously review the financial status of the Society and the Treasurer shall report at each Council meeting. The Finance Committee shall also prepare and present with the financial statement a budget for the coming year. Fiscal and investment policies and current investments shall be recommended to Council by the Finance Committee and approved by Council. The Finance Committee shall consist of the Treasurer as Chair, the President, the Vice President, the Treasurer-Elect and three voting members, who are not members of Council. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint one voting member for a term of three years.

  • Brian S Cummings, PhD, Chair, Council Contact (2023–2025)
  • Rebecca C Fry, PhD, Co-Chair, Member (2024–2027)
  • Dana C Dolinoy, BA, MS, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2023–2025)
  • Gary D Minsavage, PhD, DABT, MBA, Member (2023–2026)
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2026)
  • Alberto G Tohmé, MS, CIH, QEP, PMP, Member (2024–2027)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Historian

The Historian is responsible for compilation of documents detailing the SOT history.

  • Marion F Ehrich, PhD, DABT, ATS, Chair (2023–2025)
  • Matthew J Campen, PhD, MSPH, Member (2023–2026)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison

Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement Committee

The Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement Committee (IDEC) develops opportunities for undergraduates and underrepresented scientists at all career stages to explore toxicology, build overall awareness of toxicology, and engage with key constituents (e.g., SOT members, other scientific societies).

  • Tynisha DeAndrea Glover, BS, MS, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Checo James Rorie, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Agnes L Karmaus, PhD, Council Contact (2024–2027)
  • Jennifer L Rayner, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Samuel Cochran, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2024–2025)
  • Aline de Conti, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Deacqunita Laquade Harris, BS, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Jessica H Hartman, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Jennifer Lynn Larson-Casey, BS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Amie K Lund, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Teresa De Jesus Palacios-Hernandez, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2027)
  • Lauren Grace Poole, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Dahea You, PharmD, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2027)
  • Jenna Pelsey, Staff Liaison

Nominating Committee for Honorary Members

A small group of members made up of the Immediate Past President, the Past Past President, and the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, who, based on their extensive expertise and understanding of the Society and its goals, will identify and propose nominees for Honorary Membership. The nominees forwarded by the Nominating Group will carry no greater or lesser weight than nominees originating from the existing volunteer mechanism. The Nominating Group shall forward to the Executive Director no fewer than two nominees using the standard nomination process.

  • Michael Aschner, PhD, Member (2024–2026)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Member (2024-2026)
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Member (2024-2025)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) shall make recommendations to the Council as to informative and appropriate scientific programs and shall be responsible for the planning and organization of the scientific program of the Annual Meeting. The Scientific Program Committee also shall make recommendations to Council regarding special scientific meetings and/or symposia. The SPC shall consist of the Vice President as Chair, the Vice President-Elect as Co-Chair, and at least 12 other appointed members who do not hold an elected office. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three members for a term of four years.

  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Chair, Council Contact (2024–2025)
  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Co-Chair, Vice President-Elect (2024–2025)
  • Roderick Todd Bunch, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • Mark Collinge, PhD, Member (2023–2027)
  • Andrea De Vizcaya-Ruiz, BVSc, PhD, Member (2023–2027)
  • Rodrigo Franco, BS, PhD, Member (2022–2026)
  • Aileen F Keating, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2023–2027)
  • Nynke Irene Kramer, PhD, Member (2024–2028)
  • Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, MD, PhD, Member (2022–2026)
  • Sharmilee P Sawant, PhD, DABT, RAC, Member (2023–2027)
  • Lena Smirnova, PhD, Member (2024–2028)
  • Lisa Truong, PhD, MBA, Member (2024–2028)
  • Daniele Staskal Wikoff, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • Leah M Zorrilla, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • David Rossé, Staff Liaison

SOT FDA Colloquium Organizing Committee

The SOT FDA Colloquium Organizing Committee develops sessions related to food safety and toxicology for FDA employees and the public.

The committee consists of up to nine members, with four appointed by SOT and up to five appointed by FDA. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least one member for a term of three years. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President-Elect of the Society shall appoint a Co-Chair for the committee for the coming year, who, after their term as Co-Chair.

  • Jason R Richardson, MS, PhD DABT, ATS, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Esther M Haugabrooks, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2024–2025)
  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Jason L Aungst, PhD, Member (2016–2025)
  • Omari J Bandele, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • Patrick Crittenden, PhD, Member (2024–2025)
  • David C Dorman, DVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT, ATS, Member (2022–2025)
  • Alex Eapen, PhD, DABT, Member (2024–2027)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Member (2014–2025)
  • Rayetta Grasty Henderson, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Alexandra Lobach, PhD, Member (2024–2027)
  • Jeffrey J Yourick, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2022–2025)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison

Student, Postdoc, and Collaborative Groups

Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) Executive Board

The GSLC Committee is responsible for organizing and supervising all the graduate students’ events during the year and at the SOT Annual Meeting.

Eight individuals comprising the Executive Board  (GSLC Chair, GSLC Secretary, Communications Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, and Programming Subcommittee Chair and Secretary) will be elected every year for a one year term from May 1–April 30. For all positions, candidates will prepare a narrative statement including a brief biographical sketch and reasons why the candidate would like to hold that particular office. These statements will be submitted to the GSLC Chair by February 15 to be posted on ToXchange for review by GSLC Student Representatives before the election at the Annual Meeting. The Chair of the GSLC must be elected from among the members of the Executive Board.

  • Marisol Arellano, BS, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Beck Kim, BS, Communications Subcommittee Chair (2024–2025)
  • Jonathan Lin, BS, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair (2024–2025)
  • Hannah B Lovins, BS, Programming Subcommittee Secretary (2024–2025)
  • Catherine Melissa Rojas, BS, Secretary (2024–2025)
  • Giselle Sanchez-Guerrero, BS, Programming Subcommittee Chair (2024–2025)
  • Ishita Virmani, MRes, MSc, Communications Subcommittee Secretary (2024–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)

The GSLC Committee is responsible for organizing and supervising all the graduate students’ events during the year and at the Society Annual Meeting.

SOT Graduate student members shall elect eight individuals (GSLC Chair, GSLC Secretary, Communications Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair and Secretary, and Programming Subcommittee Chair and Secretary) each year for a one-year term from May 1–April 30. For all positions, candidates will prepare a narrative statement including a brief biographical sketch and reasons why the candidate would like to hold that particular office. These statements will be submitted to the GSLC Chair by February 15 to be posted on ToXchange for GSLC Student Representatives review before the election at the SOT Annual Meeting. The Chair of the GSLC must be elected from among the members of the sitting GSLC Executive Board.

  • Taylor Abernathy, BS, Southeastern (2023–2025)
  • Saamera Awali, BS, Arab Toxicologists Association (2023–2025)
  • Alyssa N Bellomo, BS, Risk Assessment (2023–2025)
  • Eric Dwayne Brown Jr, BA, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation (2023–2025)
  • Maria Cinzori, BS, Michigan (2023–2025)
  • Rajat Gupta, MS, Biotechnology (2023–2025)
  • Rajat Gupta, MS, Southern California (2023–2025)
  • Marissa Arielle Guttenberg, BS, Inhalation and Respiratory (2023–2025)
  • Zakiyah Renee Henry, BS, Drug Discovery Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Hyunjin Kim, BA, BS, Korean Toxicologists Association in America (2023–2025)
  • Hannah B Lovins, BS, Immunotoxicology (2023–2025)
  • Joanna Woo, BS, Clinical and Translational Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Zhenning Yang, MS, American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Zhenning Yang, MS, Occupational and Public Health (2023–2025)

Graduate Student Leadership Committee Communications Subcommittee

Responsibilities will include the Graduate Student winter newsletter, composing Communiqué and ToXchange articles, coordinating the YouTox video challenge and the development of the Student Event Planner for the SOT Annual Meeting.

  • Beck Kim, BS, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Ishita Virmani, MRes, MSc, Secretary (2024–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Graduate Student Leadership Committee Professional Development Subcommittee

Responsibilities will include the development of student webinars, as well as the joint Graduate Student/Postdoc scientific session at the SOT Annual Meeting.

  • Jonathan Lin, BS, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Graduate Student Leadership Committee Programming Subcommittee

Responsibilities will include coordinating programs and events at the SOT Annual Meeting—“Chat with an Expert” and the Graduate Student/Postdoc Mixer.

  • Giselle Sanchez-Guerrero, BS, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Hannah B Lovins, BS, Secretary (2024–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Podcast Oversight Group

  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Anne H Chappelle, PhD, DABT, Host (2020–2025)
  • David Faulkner, MPH, PhD, Host (2020–2025)
  • Courtney E W Sulentic, PhD, Member (2020–2025)
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison (2020–2026)

Postdoctoral Assembly Executive Board

To facilitate professional development of the SOT Postdoctoral Membership in the field of Toxicology.

An election is conducted each year for the Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Councilor; the Secretary is elected in alternate years for a term starting in an odd year. Nominations will be received by the Board in early December. Nominations can be made by any member of SOT and self-nominations are accepted. Student, Postdoctoral, or associate SOT Membership is required.

  • Olawande C. Olagoke, PhD, Chair (2024–2025)
  • Esther Omaiye, MS, PhD, Vice Chair (2024–2025)
  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Dakota Ray Robarts, PhD, Treasurer (2024–2025)
  • Shikha Sharma, PhD, MSc, BS, Secretary (2024–2025)
  • Frederick Adams Ekuban, BS, MSc, PhD, Councilor (2024–2025)
  • Javier Huayta, PhD, Councilor (2024–2025)
  • Jenna Pelsey, Staff Liaison

Postdoctoral Representatives

  • Saeed Alqahtani, PhD, Arab Toxicologists Association (2024–2025)
  • Rebecca Marie Johnson Arechavala, BS, PhD, North Carolina (2024–2025)
  • Roxanne Berube, PhD, Michigan (2024–2025)
  • Taylor Howell Carter, PhD, BS, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation (2023–2025)
  • Chi-Yun Chen, MS, PhD, Risk Assessment (2024–2026)
  • Qiran Chen, PhD, MPH, American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (2024–2026)
  • Qiran Chen, PhD, MPH, Biological Modeling (2023–2025)
  • Yichang Chen, PhD, MD, DABT, Metals (2023–2025)
  • Ishita Choudhary, DVM, PhD, Comparative Toxicology, Pathology, and Veterinary (2024–2025)
  • Heather L Ciallella, BS, MS, PhD, Computational Toxicology (2024–2025)
  • Samuel Cochran, PhD, Immunotoxicology (2024–2025)
  • Janine Patrice Cubello, PhD, Sustainable Chemicals through Contemporary Toxicology (2024–2025)
  • Laura Elizabeth Dean, PhD, Midwest (2024–2025)
  • Jessica Di Re, PhD, Lone Star (2024–2025)
  • Elise Hickman, PhD, North Carolina (2024–2025)
  • Erin Anne Huber, MS, PhD, In Vitro and Alternative Methods (2024–2025)
  • Thomas William Jackson, PhD, Mixtures (2024–2025)
  • Rebekah Kendall, BA, PhD, Pacific Northwest (2024–2025)
  • Michael Kitching, PhD, BS, Cardiovascular Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Yunjia Lai, PhD, Biotechnology (2023–2025)
  • Lo-Wei Lin, PhD, Northern California (2024–2026)
  • Candace Rae Longoria, BS, MS, PhD, Mid-Atlantic (2024–2026)
  • Haiyan Lu, MD, PhD, Carcinogenesis (2024–2025)
  • Jonathan D Luisi, PhD, Ocular Toxicology (2024–2026)
  • Alexandra Nail, PhD, Dermal Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Alexandra Nail, PhD, Ohio Valley (2024–2025)
  • Abner Magalhaes Nunes, BS, MS, PhD, Southeastern (2024–2025)
  • Natalia Marisa Pascuali, PhD, Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (2024–2025)
  • Sumira Phatak, PhD, Mountain West (2024–2026)
  • Jess Ray, PhD, Out Toxicologists and Allies (2024–2025)
  • Yvonne Rericha, PhD, Northeast (2024–2025)
  • Crystal Roach, PhD, Central States (2024–2025)
  • Dakota Ray Robarts, PhD, Drug Discovery Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Kylie Rock, PhD, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Samantha M Samon, BS, PhD, Exposure (2024–2025)
  • Stacy Schkoda, PhD, Occupational and Public Health (2024–2025)
  • Stacy Schkoda, PhD, Southern California (2024–2025)
  • Adam Joseph Schuller, BS, PhD, Neurotoxicology (2024–2025)
  • Sadiya Bi Shaikh, PhD, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (2024–2026)
  • Mohammad Khursheed Siddiqi, PhD, Nanoscience and Advanced Materials (2024–2025)
  • Mohammad Khursheed Siddiqi, PhD, National Capital Area (2024-2026)
  • Emily R Stevenson, PhD, MS, BS, Mechanisms (2024–2025)
  • Emily R Stevenson, PhD, MS, BS, Women in Toxicology (2024–2025)
  • Eva CM Vitucci, BS, PhD, Inhalation and Respiratory (2024–2025)
  • Li Xia, PhD, Lake Ontario (2024–2025)

SOT Societal Representatives

SOT is a member of organizationswith the opportunity to appoint representatives to foster the collaboration.

  • Debabrata Mahapatra, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP, DABT, AAALAC SOT Representative (2022–2026)