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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 Annual SOT Meeting in the spring.

I am honored to serve as the President of NESOT, and I look forward to working with the committee members in 2021-2022. Please join me in welcoming new committee members, Stewart Chute (Secretary/Treasurer), Saurabh Vispute (Councilor), Emily Marques (Postdoctoral Representative), Shelby Zangari (Student Representative), and Bright Obeng (Student Representative). Hank Lin will continue his leadership serving as Past President. Continuing committee members include Larissa Williams (former Councilor, current Vice President), Joshua Gray (Councilor). And we sincerely thank outgoing members, Elizabeth Vancza (Past President), Swetha Rudraiah (Secretary/Treasurer), Kate Annunziato (Postdoctoral Representative), Rambon Shamilov (Student Representative), and Heather Conboy (Student Representative), for all their hard work, dedication, and leadership.

Annual NESOT 2021 Fall Meeting and Awards Opportunities
I am grateful to everyone who joined us for the Annual NESOT Fall 2021 Meeting on Wednesday, December 1 and Friday, December 3. We had a keynote address from Dr. Hank Lin (Director, Toxicology, Translate Bio), 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 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

Virtual Northeast SOT Mentoring Program (NESOT-MP)
Our upcoming program, launching in March 2022, was created to enhance the networking of our members and better serve the next generation of toxicologists. If you are interested in participating as either a mentor or mentee, please visit our Toxicology Mentoring Program page to sign up.

We’re looking forward to meeting you at an in-person event at the SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego. 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!

Joel Cohen, ScD, DABT

President, Northeast Society of Toxicology Regional Chapter




Fall 2021 Newsletter

NESOT 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

NESOT Award Recipients