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Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

Welcome to the Northeast Society of Toxicology!

The Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT) is a dynamic chapter with membership from diverse sectors including academia, government, chemical, environmental, and pharmaceutical industries. We strive to promote continued learning and scientific excellence, in addition to networking and collaboration opportunities, for regional toxicologists and students through our annual Regional Chapter Meeting in the fall and through sponsored events at the SOT Annual Meeting in the spring. This past year we started our mentoring program and look forward to it growing in the future—please see here for more information.

As someone who has been formally involved in NESOT since 2017, I am very excited to serve as the President during the 2022-2023 term year. I welcome new committee members Archit Rastogi (Secretary/Treasurer), Natasha Catlin (Junior Councilor), Antonella Marrocco (Postdoctoral Representative), and Rebecca Kim (Junior Graduate Student Representative). Continuing this year on the committee include Joel Cohen (Past President), Josh Gray (Vice President), Saurabh Vispute (Senior Councilor), and Bright Obeng (Senior Graduate Student Representative). I want to thank Emily Marques, Shelby Zangari, Hank Lin, and Stewart Chute for their service on this committee.

The committee is grateful to everyone who joined us for the second virtual Annual NESOT (Fall 2021) meeting on Wednesday, December 1 and Friday, December 3. We had a keynote address from Dr. Hank Lin (Senior Director, Clover BioPharmaceuticals), graduate student oral presentations, a poster session for trainees, and an organized networking event for graduate and postdoctoral scholars. For undergraduate members, we had the pleasure of offering a virtual tour of a working research lab led by Professor Angela Slitt at the University of Rhode Island.

We are looking forward to hosting you at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (50 Northern Ave., Boston) on Friday, October 21! Like past meetings, we look forward to a keynote address, graduate student oral presentations, a poster session for trainees, and organized networking events for undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Annual NESOT 2022 Fall Meeting and Awards Opportunities
We are pleased to offer awards opportunities for the fall meeting, the SOT Annual Meeting, and the Paper of the Year. Additional details about each award, their deadlines and prizes, and the application process can be found on our Awards page. Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to help judge submissions. If interested, please email

We’re also looking forward to meeting you at an in-person event at the SOT Annual Meeting in Nashville in March of 2023. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and get involved or let us know if you have more ideas for events and outreach. We want to hear from you!

Larissa M. Williams, PhD

President, Northeast Society of Toxicology Regional Chapter




NESOT 2022 Annual Meeting

NESOT Award Recipients