Elected and Appointed Committees

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Elected Committees

Appointed Committees

Student, Postdoc, and Collaborative Groups

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.

  • Marie C Fortin, PhD, DABT, ERT, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Angela Slitt, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Antonio T Baines, BS, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Julia Yue Cui, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2025)
  • Rebecca C Fry, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • Thomas A Lewandowski, MPH, PhD, DABT, ERT, ATS, Member (2023–2025)
  • Russell S Thomas, MS, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • Heather M Wallace, PhD, FRCPath, FRSB, FRSC, FBTS, FBPhS, ERT, Member (2022–2024)
  • 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.

  • Cheryl E Rockwell, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Sarah Campion, PhD, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Matthew J Campen, PhD, MSPH, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Mamta V Behl, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • Elena Chung, BS, Student Representative (2023–2024)
  • Jamie DeWitt, BS, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Frederick Adams Ekuban, BS, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2023–2024)
  • Elena Estela Hernandez Ramon, MD, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Natalie M Johnson, BS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Samantha J Snow, BS, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Kristine Willett, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Rosibel Alvarenga, Staff Liaison

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall submit in writing to the Secretary by October 15 of each year at least two nominations for each elective office and committee to be filled.

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.

  • Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Council Contact (2023–2024)
  • Rosonald R Bell, MSc, PhD, DABT, ERT, FRSB, Member (2022–2024)
  • Ashley Marie Brinkman, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2025)
  • Anne H Chappelle, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2025)
  • Norbert E Kaminski, PhD, Member (2023–2025)
  • Marquea D King, BS, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • Mansi Krishan, PhD, DABT, ERT, Member (2022–2024)
  • Esra Mutlu, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2024)
  • Nicole V Soucy, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2024)
  • 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.

  • Jay S Schneider, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Council Contact (2023–2024)
  • Scott A Reisman, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • John H Richburg, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • 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.

  • Yvonne Will, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Sandra R Eldridge, PhD, DABT, IATP, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Deborah A Cory-Slechta, PhD, Member (2022–2026)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, President, Member (2023–2024)
  • Virginia F Hawkins, ToxSci Managing Editor (2016–2030)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, Ex-Officio Member (2023–2024)
  • Erin P Hines, PhD, BS, DABT, Member (2020–2024)
  • Jeffrey Maurice Peters, PhD, Ex-Officio Member (2019–2024)
  • Jennifer J Schlezinger, PhD, Member (2023–2027)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Committee on Diversity Initiatives

The Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) addresses recruitment of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to toxicology, especially members of groups under-represented in the sciences. There shall be at least nine members of the CDI Committee. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President shall appoint at least three voting 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.

Current committee activities include the Undergraduate Diversity Program and the Undergraduate Education Program at the SOT Annual Meeting.

  • Corie A Ellison, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Tynisha DeAndrea Glover, BS, MS, PhD, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Jennifer L Rayner, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • David James Blake, BA, MS, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Deacqunita Laquade Diggs, 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)
  • José E Manautou, PhD, ATS, Undergraduate Diversity Coordinator (2018–2024)
  • Rubia Maysa Martin, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2023–2024)
  • Courtni Takiyah Newsome, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Lauren Grace Poole, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Checo James Rorie, BS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Robert A Roth, PhD, DABT, FUTURE Liaison (2023–2024)
  • Talia N Seymore, BS, Student Representative (2023–2024)
  • Jenna (Hartsell) Pelsey, 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 voting 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.

  • Nathan J Cherrington, PhD, ATS, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Bethany R Hannas, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Betina J Lew, PhD, DABT, ERT, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Kelly M Almond-Abbate, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • Marie Meagher Bourgeois, PhD, MPH, Member (2023–2026)
  • Nicole Churchill Kleinstreuer, PhD, BS, Member (2021–2024)
  • Katherine Morton, BA, BS, Student Representative (2023–2024)
  • Kristin Noell, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Aalekhya Reddam, BS, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2023–2024)
  • Sambasivarao Tadepalli, DVM, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Caren M Villano, PhD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • Saurabh G Vispute, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • Shannon Frohm, Staff Liaison

Council Subcommittee for Non-SOT Meeting Funding

The Council Subcommittee for Non-SOT Meeting, Component, and Global Funding competitively reviews proposals requesting funding support and/or endorsement for programs and activities aligned with the Society’s strategic priorities. Non-SOT Meeting requests can be generated by entities outside and inside of SOT as long as they are non-profit organizations.

  • Brian S Cummings, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Education and Career Development Committee

The Education and Career Development Committee (ECDC) shall concern itself with ways in which the Society can advance and promulgate education and career development in toxicology. The activities of ECDC will attend to members of all career stages, starting at the level of graduate education and training. ECDC is charged with identifying training needs, conducting and publishing surveys that identify future employment trends in toxicology, identifying the needs of the unemployed, self-employed and retired, and developing programs to meet those needs, and providing leadership and resources for the various mentoring efforts of the Society. There shall be at least nine members of ECDC. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least three voting 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.

Current committee activities include graduate education initiatives (STEP, GIFT), postdoctoral training (NEXT), Global ToxScholar Exchange Program, In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon, mentoring initiatives, Research Funding Room, salary surveys, and professional development webinars.

  • Kimberly C Hodge-Bell, PhD, DABT, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Helen G Haggerty, PhD, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Antonio T Baines, BS, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Dolapo Adedeji, PhD, MS, Member (2022–2025)
  • Erica L Dahl, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Ashley L Green-Woolard, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Courtni Takiyah Newsome, PhD, CDI Liaison (2023–2024)
  • Alexandra Noel, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Toufan Parman, BS, MS, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Dakota Ray Robarts, PhD, Postdoctoral Representative (2023–2024)
  • Marissa Sobolewski, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Vicki Sutherland, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Alessandro Venosa, PharmD, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Zhenning Yang, MS, Student Representative (2023–2024)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, 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.

  • Craig Marcus, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Michael J Carvan III, PhD, ATS, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Member (2023–2025)
  • Jason R Cannon, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Brian S Cummings, PhD, Ex-Officio, Member (2023–2024)
  • Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS, Member (2022–2024)
  • Linval R DePass, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2023–2026)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Ex-Officio, President (2023–2024)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Pamela J Lein, MSEH, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Ranulfo Lemus Olalde, MS, ScD, DABT, Member (2023–2026)
  • Tonia M Masson, Ex-Officio, Executive Director
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison

Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE)

The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE) Committee is tasked with recruitment, retention, training, and education of undergraduates interested in toxicology. “Faculty” in FUTURE is inclusive, including those outside of academia who promote toxicology career paths for undergraduate students. There shall be at least nine members of FUTURE. By February of each year, the sitting Vice President of the Society shall appoint at least three voting 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 their term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

Current committee activities include initiatives for undergraduate faculty (Undergraduate Educator Network and curriculum resource dissemination and for students (ToxScholar, SOT Undergraduate Research Awards, and summer internships.

  • Jaime Elizabeth Mirowsky, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Robert A Roth, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Jennifer L Rayner, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Jephte Akakpo, PhD, BS, MS, Postdoctoral Representative (2023–2024)
  • Tracie Baker, BS, DVM, MS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • David James Blake, BA, MS, PhD, CDI Liaison (2023–2024)
  • Eva-Maria Schoetz Collins, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Tirupapuliyur V Damodaran, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Nikolay (Nick) M Filipov, MS, PhD, ATS, Member (2022–2025)
  • Gina Hilton, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Hannah B Lovins, BS, Student Representative (2023–2024)
  • Meghan Rebuli, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Courtney Roper, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Phillip A Wages, BS, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Karen H Watanabe, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • AtLee Watson, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • Kimberly J Zaccaria, PhD, DABT, Member (2022–2025)
  • 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 (2023–2024)
  • Dana C Dolinoy, BA, MS, PhD, Member (2022–2025)
  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Member (2022–2024)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2023–2025)
  • Charlene A McQueen, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2024)
  • Gary D Minsavage, PhD, DABT, MBA, Member (2023–2026)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Historian

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

  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Matthew J Campen, PhD, MSPH, Member (2023–2026)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Michelle Werts, 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. By no later than October 15 annually, the Nominating Group shall forward to the Executive Director no fewer than two nominees using the standard nomination process.

  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Chair, Council Contact (2023–2024)
  • Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2023–2024)
  • 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 voting members for a term of four years.

  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, ATS, Chair, Council Contact (2023–2024)
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Co-Chair, Vice President-Elect (2023–2024)
  • 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)
  • Kembra L Howdeshell, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Aileen F Keating, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2023–2027)
  • Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, MD, PhD, Member (2022–2026)
  • Sharmilee P Sawant, PhD, DABT, RAC, Member (2023–2027)
  • Nisha S Sipes, MS, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • John F Wambaugh, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • 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 voting 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.

  • David C Dorman, DVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT, ATS, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Jason R Richardson, MS, PhD, DABT, ATS, Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Jason L Aungst, PhD, Member (2016–2024)
  • Omari J Bandele, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Luísa Camacho, PhD, Colloquium 2 Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Member (2014–2024)
  • Esther M Haugabrooks, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Rayetta Grasty Henderson, PhD, Member (2023–2026)
  • Barbara L F Kaplan, PhD, Colloquium 2 Co-chair (2023–2024)
  • Anne Marie Macgregor-Das, Colloquium 1 Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Willie J McKinney Jr, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • Daniele Staskal Wikoff, PhD, Colloquium 1 Co-Chair (2023–2024)
  • Jeffrey J Yourick, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2022–2024)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison

Student, Postdoc, and Collaborative Groups

Endocrine Disruption Issue Statement Writing Team

This Council-appointed Writing Team is developing an SOT Issue Statement on the topic of endocrine disruption.

  • Leon Earl Gray Jr, PhD, Member (2016–2024)
  • Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, Member (2016–2024)
  • Heather B Patisaul, PhD, Member (2016–2024)
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison

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.

  • Greylin HR Nielsen, BA, MPH, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Zakiyah Renee Henry, BS, Secretary (2023–2024)
  • Marisol Arellano, BS, Programming Subcommittee Chair (2023–2024)
  • Rachel Renda, BS, Communications Subcommittee Secretary (2023–2024)
  • Giselle Sanchez-Guerrero, BS, Programming Subcommittee Secretary (2023–2024)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Communications Subcommittee Chair (2023–2024)
  • Joanna Woo, BS, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair (2023–2024)
  • 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.

  • Greylin HR Nielsen, BA, MPH, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Taylor Abernathy, BS, Southeastern (2023–2025)
  • Olamide Blessed Adelusi, BPharm, Toxicologists of African Origin (2023–2024)
  • Dowlette-Mary Alam El Din, BS, Stem Cells (2023–2024)
  • Sarah-Marie Mohsen Alam El Din, BS, National Capital Area (2023–2024)
  • Saamera Awali, BS, Arab Toxicologists Association (2023–2025)
  • Yanira Baldovinos, Lone Star (2023–2024)
  • Alyssa N Bellomo, BS, Risk Assessment (2023–2025)
  • Eric Dwayne Brown Jr, BA, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation (2023–2025)
  • Chelsea Cary, BS, Mid-Atlantic (2023–2024)
  • Amanda Theresa Charette, BS, MS, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (2022–2024)
  • Elena Chung, BS, Computational Toxicology (2022–2024)
  • Amelia Margaret Craze, BS, South Central (2023–2024)
  • Julia Rezende da Silva Sr, BS, Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (2023–2024)
  • Deniz Emul, BEng, MEng, Medical Device and Combination Product (2022–2024)
  • Lucie Carol Ford, BS, In Vitro and Alternative Methods (2022–2024)
  • 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)
  • Taylor Hoxie, BS, Exposure (2023–2024)
  • Russell Payton Hunter, BS, Cardiovascular Toxicology (2021–2024)
  • Hyunjin Kim, BA, BS, Korean Toxicologists Association in America (2023–2025)
  • Rebecca Kim, BS, Northeast (2023–2024)
  • Sarah Kim, PhD, Pacific Northwest (2023–2024)
  • Maria Kloboves Cinzori, BS, Michigan (2023–2025)
  • Manasi Kotulkar, MS, BS, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (2022–2024)
  • Danielle L Kozlosky, BS, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (2022–2024)
  • Danielle L Kozlosky, BS, Women in Toxicology (2022–2024)
  • Jonathan Lin, BS, Ocular Toxicology (2022–2024)
  • Hannah B Lovins, BS, Immunotoxicology (2023–2025)
  • Joseph Hoyin Lucas, BS, MS, Lake Ontario (2022–2024)
  • Marjorie Marin, BS, MS, Molecular and Systems Biology (2023–2024)
  • Nicole McNabb, BS, MS, Northern California (2022–2024)
  • Idoia Meaza Isusi, BS, MSc, Carcinogenesis (2023–2025)
  • Alyssa K Merrill, BS, Neurotoxicology (2023–2024)
  • Katherine Morton, BA, BS, Mechanisms (2023–2024)
  • Oluchukwu Ebenezar Okoyeocha, MLS, Ocular Toxicology (2022–2024)
  • Neha Paranjape, MSc, Sustainable Chemicals through Contemporary Toxic (2022–2024)
  • Lauren E Payne, BS, Food Safety (2023–2024)
  • Nelson Thomas Peterson, BS, Midwest (2023–2024)
  • Catherine Melissa Rojas, BS, Comparative Toxicology, Pathology, and Veterinary (2022–2024)
  • Giselle Sanchez-Guerrero, BS, Central States (2022–2024)
  • Samantha Serna, BS, Mountain West (2023–2024)
  • Talia N Seymore, BS, Nanoscience and Advanced Materials (2023–2024)
  • Beethi Sinha, Allegheny-Erie (2023–2024)
  • Hannah Starnes, BS, North Carolina (2023–2024)
  • Ishita Virmani, MRes, MSc, Mixtures (2023–2024)
  • Kennedy Walls, BS, Ohio Valley (2023–2024)
  • Erica Weber, BS, Northland (2023–2024)
  • Aggie Rena Williams, BA, Metals (2022–2024)
  • Joanna Woo, BS, Clinical and Translational Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Joanna Woo, BS, Out Toxicologists and Allies (2023–2024)
  • Zhenning Yang, MS, American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Zhenning Yang, MS, Occupational and Public Health (2023–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

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.

  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Communications Subcommittee Chair (2023–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Rachel Renda, BS, Secretary (2023–2024)
  • Yanira Baldovinos, Member (2023–2024)
  • Alyssa N Bellomo, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Julia Rezende da Silva Sr, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Taylor Hoxie, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Russell Payton Hunter, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Rebecca Kim, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Hyunjin Kim, BA, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Oluchukwu Ebenezar Okoyeocha, MLS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Nelson Thomas Peterson, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Beethi Sinha, Member (2023–2024)
  • Erica Weber, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Aggie Rena Williams, BA, Member (2023–2024)
  • 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.

  • Joanna Woo, BS, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair (2023–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Jonathan Lin, BS, Prof. Dev. Subcommittee Secretary (2022–2024)
  • Olamide Blessed Adelusi, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Elena Chung, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Lucie Carol Ford, MSc, Member (2023–2024)
  • Rajat Gupta, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Marissa Arielle Guttenberg, BS, MSc, Member (2023–2024)
  • Maria Kloboves Cinzori, BS, MS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Manasi Kotulkar, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Danielle L Kozlosky, MRes, MSc, Member (2023–2024)
  • Joseph Hoyin Lucas, MS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Nicole McNabb, BPharm, Member (2023–2024)
  • Idoia Meaza Isusi, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Neha Paranjape, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Lauren E Payne, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Ishita Virmani, MRes, MSc, Member(2023–2024)
  • Zhenning Yang, PharmD, PhD, Member (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.

  • Marisol Arellano, BS, Programming Subcommittee Chair (2022–2024)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2025)
  • Giselle Sanchez-Guerrero, BS, Secretary (2023–2024)
  • Taylor Abernathy, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Dowlette-Mary Alam El Din, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Saamera Awali, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Eric Dwayne Brown Jr, BA, Member (2023–2024)
  • Chelsea Cary, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Amanda Theresa Charette, BS, MS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Amelia Margaret Craze, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Deniz Emul, BEng, MEng, Member (2023–2024)
  • Sarah Kim, Member (2023–2024)
  • Hannah B Lovins, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Marjorie Marin, BS, MS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Alyssa K Merrill, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Katherine Morton, BA, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Catherine Melissa Rojas, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Talia N Seymore, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Hannah Starnes, BS, Member (2023–2024)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison

Podcast Oversight Group

  • Anne H Chappelle, PhD, DABT, Host (2020–2024)
  • David Faulkner, MPH, PhD, Host (2020–2024)
  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Council Contact (2022–2024)
  • Courtney E W Sulentic, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison

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.

  • Anke Marije Tukker, PhD, Chair (2023–2024)
  • Olawande C Olagoke, PhD, Vice Chair (2023–2024)
  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Qiran Chen, PhD, MPH, Treasurer (2023–2024)
  • Samuel Cochran, PhD, Secretary (2023–2025)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, PhD, Councilor (2023–2024)
  • Kruuttika M Satbhai, PhD, Councilor (2023–2024)
  • Jenna (Hartsell) Pelsey, Staff Liaison

Postdoctoral Representatives

  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Council Contact (2023–2026)
  • Jephte Akakpo, PhD, BS, MS, Clinical and Translational Toxicology (2022–2024)
  • Saeed Alqahtani, MS, Arab Toxicologists Association (2023–2024)
  • Isabel Alvarado Cruz, BS, MSc, PhD, Women in Toxicology (2023–2024)
  • Roxanne Berube, PhD, Michigan (2023–2024)
  • Taylor Howell Carter, PhD, BS, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation (2023–2025)
  • Yichang Chen, MD, PhD, Metals (2023–2025)
  • Heather L Ciallella, BS, MS, PhD, Computational Toxicology (2023–2024)
  • Laura Elizabeth Dean, PhD, Central States (2023–2024)
  • Kristin Eccles, PhD, MSc, Mixtures (2023–2024)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, PhD, North Carolina (2023–2024)
  • Emma Karey, PhD, Ethical, Legal, Forensics, and Societal Issues (2022–2024)
  • Emma Karey, PhD, Inhalation and Respiratory (2022–2024)
  • Gagandeep Kaur, PhD, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (2022–2024)
  • Michael Kitching, PhD, BS, Cardiovascular Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Anna Kreutz, BS, PhD, In Vitro and Alternative Methods (2023–2025)
  • Anna Kreutz, BS, PhD, Neurotoxicology (2023–2024)
  • Brandon Wayne Lewis, PhD, Immunotoxicology (2023–2024)
  • Haiyan Lu, MD, PhD, Carcinogenesis (2023–2024)
  • Annabel E Meade, PhD, Biological Modeling (2023–2025)
  • Alexandra Nail, PhD, Ohio Valley (2023–2024)
  • Olawande C. Olagoke, PhD, Food Safety (2022–2024)
  • Olawande C. Olagoke, PhD, Toxicologists of African Origin (2023–2024)
  • Esther Omaiye, MS, PhD, Southern California (2023–2024)
  • Albert Walton Pilkington, PhD, Allegheny-Erie (2022–2024)
  • Yvonne Rericha, PhD, Molecular and Systems Biology (2023–2024)
  • Dakota Ray Robarts, PhD, Drug Discovery Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Kylie Rock, PhD, North Carolina (2023–2024)
  • Kylie Rock, PhD, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (2023–2025)
  • Samantha M Samon, BS, PhD, Exposure (2023–2024)
  • Ramsés Enrique Santacruz Márquez, PhD, Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (2023–2024)
  • Kruuttika M Satbhai, PhD, Mechanisms (2023–2024)
  • Shikha Sharma, PhD, MSc, BS, Occupational and Public Health (2023–2024)
  • Rachel Speer, PhD, Mountain West (2023–2024)
  • Lindsey St. Mary, PhD, Pacific Northwest (2023–2024)
  • Lok Ming Tam, PhD, Northeast (2023–2024)
  • Elvis Ticiani, BS, MS, PhD, Midwest (2023–2024)
  • Jennifer H Toyoda, PhD, Southeastern (2023–2024)
  • Eva Vitucci, BS, PhD, Lone Star (2023–2024)
  • Lauren Walker, PhD, Out Toxicologists and Allies (2023–2024)
  • Melissa Leigh Wilkinson, PhD, Mid-Atlantic (2022–2024)
  • Catherine F Wise, BS, PhD, Comparative Toxicology, Pathology, and Veterinary (2023–2024)
  • Catherine F Wise, BS, PhD, Exposure (2023–2024)
  • Dorothy You, PhD, Northern California (2023–2024)
  • Jenna (Hartsell) Pelsey, Staff Liaison

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)