Elected and Appointed Committees

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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.

  • Ilona Jaspers, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Joshua P Gray, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Antonio T Baines, BS, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Pedro L Del Valle, PhD, Fellow ATS, Member (2021–2023)
  • Sue M Ford, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2022)
  • William B Mattes, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2022)
  • Dinah Lee Misner, PhD, DABT, DSP, Member (2021–2023)
  • Logeswari Ponnusamy, DVM, MVSc, PhD, Member (2021–2023)
  • Giuliana M Macaluso, 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.

  • Betina J Lew, PhD, DABT, ERT, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Agnes Karmaus, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Ronald E Baynes, DVM, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Danielle Jessica Carlin, BS, MS, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)
  • Elena Estela Hernandez Ramon, MD, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Jacqueline Kinyamu-Akunda, DVM, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Claude McGowan, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Cheryl E Rockwell, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Kristine Willett, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Bo Inscho, Staff Liaison
  • Rakeysha Ivymaria Pinkston, BS, MS, Student Representative (2021–2022)

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.

  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Chair (2021–2022)
  • George P Daston, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2022)
  • Chidozie Joshua Amuzie, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Member (2020–2022)
  • George DeGeorge, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2020–2022)
  • Bernard K Gadagbui, MSc, PhD, DABT, ERT, Member (2021–2023)
  • Rhiannon N Hardwick, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2023)
  • Lois D Lehman-McKeeman, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2023)
  • Ruth A Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath, Member (2020–2022)
  • Margaret H Whittaker, PhD, MPH, ERT, DABT, CBiol, FRSB, Member (2021–2023)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, Member (2020–2022)
  • 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.

  • James M McKim, IV, PhD, DABT, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Lauren M Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • George P Daston, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2022)
  • Laurie C Haws, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • 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.

  • J Christopher States, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Lei Guo, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Council Contact (2021–2022)
  • Jeffrey Maurice Peters, PhD, Ex-Officio Member (2019–2022)
  • Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Sandra R Eldridge, PhD, DABT, IATP, Member (2021–2025)
  • Erin P Hines, PhD, BS, DABT, Member (2020–2024)
  • Yvonne Will, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Xiaozhong Yu, MD, PhD, Member (2018–2022)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison
  • Virginia F Hawkins, ToxSci Managing Editor (2016–2030)

Collaborative Conferences Committee

The Collaborative Conferences Committee has the responsibility for the development and oversight of research conferences and sessions outside of the regular Annual Meeting in achieving some of the key objectives of the 2019-2023 SOT strategic plan. The overall aim is to provide the coordination of efforts across the Society to achieve strategic and scientific goals in these meetings by targeting impactful research of value to Society members and highlighting the contributions of the science of toxicology to improving Public and Environmental Health.

 
There shall be at least nine members of the Committee and student and postdoctoral representatives. 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 stand-alone meetings (e.g., Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology), meetings or sessions/symposia with sister societies (e.g., FASEB, SETAC), and specialist colloquia (e.g., FDA).

  • Timothy J Shafer, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Patrick Allard, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Christine Perdan Curran, MS, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2023)
  • Nathan J Cherrington, PhD, ATS, Member (2019–2022)
  • K. Nadira De Abrew, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Marie C Fortin, PhD, DABT, ERT, Member (2019–2022)
  • Marquea D King, BS, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Kenneth E McMartin, PhD, Member (2020–2021)
  • Vijayapal R Reddy, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • Vicki Sutherland, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • David E Watson, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • David Rossé, 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 and exhibits at student-oriented meetings like ABRCMS and SACNAS.
 

  • Kymberly M Gowdy, BS, MS, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Karilyn E Sant, MPH, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Christine Perdan Curran, MS, PhD, Co-Council Contact (2021–2023)
  • Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • José E Manautou, PhD, ATS, Diversity Coordinator (2018–2024)
  • Emily Ford, PhD, FUTURE Liaison (2021–2022)
  • David James Blake, BA, MS, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Corie A Ellison, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Tynisha DeAndrea Glover, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Antoinette N Hayes, BS, MS, DABT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Courtni Takiyah Newsome, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Doris Tham Zane, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Subham Dasgupta, PhD, MS, BS, Postdoctoral Representative (2021–2022)
  • Shalimar Juan, Staff Liaison
  • Keith Leslie Rogers, Jr, BS, Student Representative (2021–2022)

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.

  • Jennifer L Rayner, PhD, DABT, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Kristen R Ryan, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • Nathan J Cherrington, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2024)
  • James H Kim, PhD, DABT, MHS, Member (2020–2023)
  • Nicole Churchill Kleinstreuer, PhD, BS, Member (2021–2024)
  • Greg M Landry, BS, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Lili Tang, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Terry R Van Vleet, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)
  • Saurabh G Vispute, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison
  • Olawande Chinedu Olagoke, Student Representative (2021–2022)

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.

  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Member (2019–2022)
  • 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.
 

  • Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, PhD, CDI Liaison (2020–2022)
  • Darryl Brice Hood, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Kathryn E Page, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Antonio T Baines, BS, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • Kelly M Almond-Abbate, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Marie Meagher Bourgeois, PhD, MPH, Member (2019–2022)
  • Helen G Haggerty, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Kimberly C Hodge-Bell, PhD, DABT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Natalie M Johnson, BS, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Alexandra Noel, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Susan C Tilton, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Alessandro Venosa, PharmD, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Jessica M Sapiro, PhD, Mentoring Task Force (2020–2023)
  • Sumira Phatak, BS, Postdoctoral Representative (2021–2022)
  • Rachel Woodson, Staff Liaison
  • Brianna Nichole Rivera, BS, Student Representative (2021–2022)

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.

  • Prakash S Nagarkatti, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Darrell R Boverhof, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2022)
  • Tonia M Masson, Ex-Officio, Executive Director (2017–2024)
  • Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS, Ex-Officio, President (2021–2022)
  • Michael J Carvan, III, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • George P Daston, PhD, Member (2021–2023)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Member (2020–2022)
  • James E Klaunig, PhD, ATS, IATP, Member (2019–2022)
  • Craig Marcus, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Anthony M Ndifor, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Kendall B Wallace, PhD, DABT, ATS, Member (2020–2023)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison

Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE)

The Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education Committee (FUTURE) 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 his/her term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.
 
Current committee activities include initiatives for undergraduate faculty (Undergraduate Educator Network, curriculum resource dissemination, and research and professional development grants) and for students (ToxScholar, SOT Undergraduate Research Awards, summer internships, and engagement in Regional Chapter activities).
 

  • David James Blake, BA, MS, PhD, CDI Liaison (2021–2022)
  • Larissa Williams, BA, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Emily Ford, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Christine Perdan Curran, MS, PhD, Co-Council Contact (2021–2023)
  • Robyn Leigh Tanguay, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Blase Billack, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Michael G Borland, BS, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Robin Bright, BS, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Jamie C DeWitt, BS, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • B Paige Lawrence, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Jaime Elizabeth Mirowsky, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Katie Paul Friedman, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Wade H Powell, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Robert A Roth, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • Wilson Kiiza Rumbeiha, DVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT, Member (2020–2023)
  • Rosie A Sneed, DVM, PhD, Member (2021–2024)
  • Caroline E Moore, PhD, DVM, Postdoctoral Representative (2021–2022)
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, Staff Liaison
  • David Filipovic, BS, MS, Student Representative (2021–2022)
  • Jodi A Flaws, PhD, UCTF Member (2020–2023)

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.

  • Mary E Gilbert, PhD, Council Contact, Chair (2021–2023)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2023)
  • Florence G Burleson, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Myrtle Davis, DVM, PhD, ATS, Member (2020–2022)
  • Charlene A McQueen, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2024)
  • Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, Member (2020–2023)
  • Tonia M Masson, Staff Liaison

Historian

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

  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • James P Luyendyk, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2024)
  • Claude McGowan, PhD, Member (2021–2023)
  • Martha L Malone, CAE, Staff Liaison
  • Tonia M Masson, 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.

  • George P Daston, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2022)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Ronald N Hines, MS, PhD, ATS, Member (2021–2022)
  • 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.

  • Dori R Germolec, PhD, Co-Chair, Vice President-Elect (2021–2022)
  • Michael Aschner, PhD, ATS, Council Contact, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Krishna P Allamneni, BVSc, MS, PhD, DABT, Member (2018–2022)
  • Aaron B Bowman, PhD, Member (2018–2022)
  • Roderick Todd Bunch, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • Kembra L Howdeshell, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Matthew Thomas Martin, BS, MS, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • Christopher A Reilly, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • Lynette K Rogers, PhD, Member (2018–2022)
  • Nisha S Sipes, MS, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Alicia R Timme-Laragy, PhD, Member (2019–2023)
  • John F Wambaugh, PhD, Member (2020–2024)
  • Daniele Staskal Wikoff, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • Leah M Zorrilla, PhD, Member (2021–2025)
  • Kevin Merritt, Staff Liaison
  • 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 his/her term as Co-Chair, shall serve as Chair.

  • Udayan M Apte, PhD, DABT, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Stephen W Edwards, BS, PhD, Co-Chair (2021–2022)
  • Aaron Barchowsky, PhD, Colloquium 1 Co-chair (2021–2022)
  • Brenna Flannery, PhD, Colloquium 1 Co-chair (2021–2021)
  • Xiugong Gao, PhD, Colloquium 2 Co-chair (2021–2022)
  • Christine Perdan Curran, MS, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2023)
  • Jason L Aungst, PhD, FDA Liaison (2020–2022)
  • Omari J Bandele, Ph.D., Member (2021–2022)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Member (2014–2022)
  • A Wallace Hayes, PhD, DABT, ERT, ATS, FRSB, FACFE, Member (2019–2022)
  • Willie J McKinney, Jr, PhD, DABT, Member (2021–2024)
  • 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.

  • Kevin W Gaido, PhD, Chair (2016–2022)
  • Leon Earl Gray, Jr, PhD, Member (2016–2022)
  • Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, Member (2016–2022)
  • Heather B Patisaul, PhD, Member (2016–2022)
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison

FASEB SOT Representatives

SOT became a member of FASEB in 2017 and has representation on several FASEB committees.


  • George P Daston, PhD, Council Contact (2021–2022)
  • Jennifer L Freeman, PhD, FASEB Animals in Research & Edu Subcommittee Rep (2021–2024)
  • Alicia R Timme-Laragy, PhD, FASEB BioAdvances Editorial Board (2020–2023)
  • Thomas B Knudsen, PhD, FASEB Data Science & Informatics Subcommittee Rep (2017–2023)
  • Tao Wang, MD, PhD, DABT, FASEB Excellence in Sci Award Committee Rep (2018–2023)
  • Vishal S Vaidya, PhD, ATS, FASEB Science Policy Committee Representative (2020–2023)
  • Aaron B Bowman, PhD, FASEB Training & Career Opportunities SC Rep (2017–2023)

FutureTox V

  • Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, Chair (2019–2022)
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2019–2022)
  • Patrick Allard, PhD, Member (2020–2022)
  • Jill A Franzosa, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Thomas B Knudsen, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • Kevin S McDorman, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Member (2019–2022)
  • Donna L Mendrick, PhD, Member (2019–2022)
  • David Rossé, Staff Liaison
  • Jessie Yuhaniak, 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 15th 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.

  • Julie Griffith, BS, MS, Allegheny-Erie (2021–2022)
  • Shengjie Xu, BS, American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (2021–2022)
  • Noor Aly, BS, MS, Arab Toxicologists Association (2020–2022)
  • Itishree Kaushik, MS, Association of Scientists of Indian Origin (2021–2022)
  • David Filipovic, BS, MS, Biological Modeling (2021–2022)
  • Muthanna Ali Sultan, DVM, MSc, Biotechnology (2019–2022)
  • Dakota Ray Robarts, BS, Carcinogenesis (2021–2022)
  • Kyle Martin, BS, Cardiovascular Toxicology (2020–2022)
  • Belkys Gonzalez, BS, MS, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Danielle L Kozlosky, BS, Clinical and Translational Toxicology (2021–2022)
  • Jennifer H Toyoda, MS, Comm. Subcommittee Chair (2021–2022)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Comm. Subcommittee Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jaclynn F Andres, BS, Comparative Toxicology, Pathology, and Veterinary (2020–2022)
  • Emily Golden, BS, MS, Computational Toxicology (2020–2022)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • Raymond Kin Hau, Drug Discovery Toxicology (2021–2022)
  • Jeffrey Chen, MS, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (2020–2022)
  • Samantha M Hall, BS, Exposure (2021–2022)
  • Benjamin R Kistinger, BS, MS, Food Safety (2021–2022)
  • Jose Francisco Delgado-Jimenez, BS, Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (2021–2022)
  • Cassandra L Houser, BS, Immunotoxicology (2021–2022)
  • Amanda Dhaneshwar, BS, MS, In Vitro and Alternative Methods (2020–2022)
  • Michael Yaeger, BS, MS, Inhalation and Respiratory (2021–2022)
  • Rebecca Kim, BS, Korean Toxicologists Association in America (2021–2022)
  • Jakob T Gunderson, BS, MS, Lake Ontario (2020–2022)
  • Alexandra Cordova, Lone Star (2021–2022)
  • Kayla Lee Frost, BS, Mechanisms (2021–2022)
  • Christopher Michael Pohl, BS, Medical Device and Combination Product (2020–2022)
  • Russell R Fling, BS, Michigan (2020–2022)
  • Brianna Nichole Rivera, BS, Mixtures (2021–2022)
  • Courtney Rena McClure, BS, Molecular and Systems Biology (2020–2022)
  • Angela A Cruz-Hernandez, BA, MS, Mountain West (2021–2022)
  • Mariana Teodora Farcas, Nanoscience and Advanced Materials (2021–2022)
  • Emmanuel Kingsley Woode, MSc, BS, National Capital Area (2021–2022)
  • Minhong Huang, Neurotoxicology (2021–2022)
  • Shelby S Coleman, BS, Northeast (2021–2022)
  • Nicole Schrad, BS, Northern California (2021–2022)
  • Megumi Matsushita, Out Toxicologists and Allies (2021–2022)
  • Joe Jongpyo Lim, BS, MS, Pacific Northwest (2021–2022)
  • Esther E Omaiye, BS, MS, Prof. Dev. Subcommittee Chair (2021–2022)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, Prof. Dev. Subcommittee Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Lillie Marie A Barnett, BS, BA, Programming Subcommittee Chair (2021–2022)
  • Chinedu Ahuchaogu, BS, MS, Programming Subcommittee Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jacklyn Skye Kelty, PhD, Regulatory and Safety Evaluation (2021–2022)
  • Vasiliki Mourikes, BS, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (2020–2022)
  • Alan Valdiviezo, BS, Risk Assessment (2021–2022)
  • Olivia Judith Stephenson, MS, Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Rakeysha Ivymaria Pinkston, BS, MS, South Central (2021–2022)
  • Jessie Yuhaniak, Staff Liaison
  • Amy Tran, MS, BS, Stem Cells (2021–2022)
  • Zheng Zhou, BE, MPH, Sustainable Chemicals through Contemporary Toxic (2021–2022)
  • Olawande Chinedu Olagoke, Toxicologists of African Origin (2021–2022)
  • Samantha Goodman, BS, Women in Toxicology (2020–2022)

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.

  • Jennifer H Toyoda, MS, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Noor Aly, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Jaclynn F Andres, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Jeffrey Chen, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Amanda Dhaneshwar, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Russell R Fling, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Samantha Goodman, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Julie Griffith, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Rebecca Kim, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Courtney Rena McClure, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Vasiliki Mourikes, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Shengjie Xu, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Zheng Zhou, BE, MPH, Member (2021–2022)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jessie Yuhaniak, 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.

  • Esther E Omaiye, BS, MS, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Alexandra Cordova, Member (2021–2022)
  • Mariana Teodora Farcas, Member (2021–2022)
  • Kayla Lee Frost, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Samantha M Hall, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Minhong Huang, Member (2021–2022)
  • Danielle L Kozlosky, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Olawande Chinedu Olagoke, Member (2021–2022)
  • Rakeysha Ivymaria Pinkston, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Christopher Michael Pohl, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Dakota Ray Robarts, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Keith Leslie Rogers, Jr, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Nicole Schrad, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Amy Tran, MS, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jessie Yuhaniak, 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.

  • Lillie Marie A Barnett, BS, BA, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Shelby S Coleman, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Angela A Cruz-Hernandez, BA, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Jose Francisco Delgado-Jimenez, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • David Filipovic, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Emily Golden, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Jakob T Gunderson, BS, MS, Member (2020–2022)
  • Raymond Kin Hau, Member (2021–2022)
  • Cassandra L Houser, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Itishree Kaushik, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Benjamin R Kistinger, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Joe Jongpyo Lim, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Kyle Martin, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Megumi Matsushita, Member (2021–2022)
  • Nelson Thomas Peterson, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Alan Valdiviezo, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Emmanuel Kingsley Woode, MSc, BS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Michael Yaeger, BS, MS, Member (2021–2022)
  • Chinedu Ahuchaogu, BS, MS, Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jessie Yuhaniak, 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 15th 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.

  • Belkys Gonzalez, BS, MS, Chair (2021–2022)
  • David S Umbaugh, BS, MS, Comm. Subcommittee Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jennifer H Toyoda, MS, Communications Subcommittee Chair (2021–2022)
  • Virunya S Bhat, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • Elise Hickman, BS, Prof. Dev. Subcommittee Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Esther E Omaiye, BS, MS, Professional Development Subcommittee Chair (2021–2022)
  • Lillie Marie A Barnett, BS, BA, Programming Subcommittee Chair (2021–2022)
  • Chinedu Ahuchaogu, BS, MS, Programming Subcommittee Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Olivia Judith Stephenson, MS, Secretary (2021–2022)
  • Jessie Yuhaniak, Staff Liaison

Nanoparticle Inhalation Issue Statement Writing Team

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

  • Flemming R Cassee, PhD, Member (2020–2022)
  • Alison C P Elder, PhD, Member (2020–2022)
  • Mary Gulumian, MSc, BSc, PhD, Member (2020–2022)
  • Timothy R Nurkiewicz, PhD, Member (2020–2022)
  • Michelle Werts, Staff Liaison

Podcast Oversight Group

  • Cynthia V Rider, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2020–2022)
  • Anne H Chappelle, PhD, DABT, Host (2020–2023)
  • David Faulkner, MPH, PhD, Host (2020–2023)
  • 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.

  • Joseph Lionel Jilek, PhD, Chair (2021–2022)
  • Sue Marty, PhD, DABT, Council Contact (2021–2023)
  • Kristin Noell, BS, MS, PhD, Councilor (2021–2022)
  • Katelyn Dunigan Russell, PhD, Secretary (2021–2023)
  • Shalimar Juan, Staff Liaison
  • Rachel Woodson, Staff Liaison
  • Kiara Fairman, MS, BS, PharmD, Treasurer (2021–2022)
  • Mohamed A Ghorab, III, BS, MSc, PhD,, Vice Chair (2021–2022)

SOT Societal Representatives

The mission of the Scientific Liaison Coalition (SLC) is to improve and enhance human and environmental health by promoting and strengthening scientific partnerships and expanding the reach of member societies. The primary guiding principle of the SLC is that greater collaboration between scientists across sectors (academia, industry, government) and disciplines advances the science that can be used to directly improve public and environmental health. The SLC actualizes its mission as a nimble coalition of scientific, biomedical, and health-based societies working collaboratively on cutting-edge webinars, conferences, and scientific symposia and continuing education courses at scientific meetings.

  • Jack R Harkema, DVM, PhD, AAALAC SOT Representative (2019–2022)
  • Ofelia A Olivero, PhD, ATS, AAAS SOT Representative (2020–2024)