Meet the Teratology Society Mentors

Feedback from our student and postdoc trainees indicates they desire greater opportunities for networking and interactions with Society members beyond the annual meeting, but they may not feel comfortable approaching members “cold.” To facilitate these interactions, the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) has compiled a list of members self-identified as interested in serving as mentors for our trainees. These relationships could be as little as an occasional phone call seeking advice or information on a particular topic, to as much as developing an ongoing mentoring relationship.

For each mentor's contact information, click on the mentor name and you will be taken to his/her listing in the Teratology Society Membership Directory. 

To be added to this list, please email a short bio to tshq@teratology.org.

Teratology Society Mentors 

David E. Abel, MD

Primary Field of Interest: Clinical Teratology

Type of Organization: Medical Practice 

David Abel is perinatologist (high-risk obstetrician) for the Native American population of Alaska. A majority of his work consists of prenatal diagnosis, including high-level ultrasound. Dr. Abel performs consultations for all types of clinical scenarios, including medical complications of pregnancy, and medication use during pregnancy.  

Sarah Campion, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Industry/Product Development (pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer products, etc.)

Sarah Campion is currently a Senior Principal Scientist in the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology group at Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development. She received her PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Connecticut in 2008 under the mentorship of Dr. Jose E. Manautou. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2010, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Kim Boekelheide at Brown University where she studied the effects of mixed exposures to testicular toxicants. As a member of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology group at Pfizer, Dr. Campion is involved in the design and interpretation of both regulatory and investigative DART studies, and the development of in vitro models to assess male reproductive toxicity.

José F. Cordero, MD, MPH

Primary Field of Interest: Epidemiology

Type of Organization: Academia

José F. Cordero is the Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Chair, of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. He joined UGA on August 2015. He served for 27 years in the US Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During his years at CDC, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon General of the Public Health Service and held positions focused on improving the health of mothers, children and adults in programs such as, immunizations, birth defects and disabilities. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Director of the National Immunization Program and in 2001 he was selected as the founding Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, the position that he held until his retirement. He served as Dean of the School of Public Health in the University of Puerto Rico from 2006-2015. A former President of Teratology Society, he is Co-Principal investigator of the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). This research program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Superfund Research Program, examines environmental risk factors for preterm births. He also serves as National Trustee of the March of Dimes, a foundation with a mission of helping mothers have healthy pregnancies and to fund research on the problems that threaten the health of babies.

James Cray, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Mechanisms of Abnormal Development

Type of Organization: Academia

James Cray is currently an Associate Professor of Oral Health Sciences and Director of the Laboratory Center for Oral Health Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Cray is primarily involved in basic science research aimed at a better understanding of teratogenesis, specifically craniofacial anomalies. Dr.  Cray’s work has focused on fetal exposures during pregnancy that cause or exacerbate underlying developmental defects including hormone replacement drugs, antidepressants and nicotine replacement therapies using preclinical models and clinical data.

Christine P. Curran, PhD 

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Academia 

Christine (Chris) Curran is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University, which has no graduate programs in the sciences. This means her time is divided between teaching and research in addition to service and science outreach. Dr. Curran has mentored more than 40 undergraduate research students over the last 8 years and two postdoctoral fellows. The Northen Kentucky University research lab focuses on genetic susceptibility to developmental neurotoxicants, particularly those persistent organic pollutants that bind to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Dr. Curran has been funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, the USEPA and the National institute for Occupational Safety and Health. My graduate degrees (M.S. and PhD) were separated by more than a decade to help me focus on my three children. She taught as an adjunct at the University of Cincinnati for many years before deciding to make the leap to a PhD and a full-time faculty position. Dr. Curran has a strong interest in K-12 outreach and the public understanding of science. 

Francis A. Fakoya, MD, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of OrganizationAcademia

Francis Fakoya attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and received a MB.ChB. in 1990, a MSc in 1999, and a PhD in 2003. Dr. Fakoya continues to further his education and has received extensive research training in reproductive toxicology, neurochemistry, and cytogenetics. Since 2007, while at St. George’s University, Dr. Fakoya has held the position of Associate Professor, Histology and Cell Biology, and now Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine, Department of Anatomical Sciences, and served in the capacity of Research Fellow with WINDREF. Since 2008, he has held the position of Adjunct Research Professor, at the School of Veterinary Medicine and served as the IACUC Chair from 2009 - 2012. Dr. Fakoya is an invited peer reviewer for International Scholastic Journals: Reproductive Toxicology, PLoS Medicine and Journal of Anatomical Sciences (Assistant Editor). Dr. Fakoya has been invited as Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Neurochemistry, Paul-Flechsig Brain Research Institute, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, (2001), and as Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria (2004-2005), where he was the Pioneer Acting Director, Institute of Health Research and Postgraduate Training, Project Director, Laboratory Animal Center, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Anatomy. During the years 1994-2007, Dr. Fakoya held many positions and served in several diverse capacities with the Obafemi Awolowo University. On a departmental level he has served as coordinator of Year III Medical and Dental Anatomy Programme, Dissection and Embalming Services, and Tissue Culture Laboratory as well as Chief of same. As a faculty member, he has taught Anatomy and Cell Biology and served on several Faculty Boards and Review Panels. On a University level he has served as Representative of Congregation on Health Center Management Board. Dr. Fakoya’s work experience outside of Obafemi Awolowo University includes positions of Medical Officer, Hassanat Memorial Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria (1993-1994), Senior House Officer (National Service), General Hospital Kazaure, Jigawa State. (1992-1993),Internship, Wesley Guild Hospital, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ilesa (1990-1991) and was the recipient of the National Youth Service Corps Certificate, 1993. Dr. Fakoya is Chair of Graduate Affairs Committee of the Department and Faculty Advisor to three Master's degree students at St. George's University .He had successfully supervised 4 graduate students in their research endeavors at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Dr. Fakoya’s research focuses on the evaluation of animal systems (in-vivo and in-vitro) for toxicological effects of alcohol and some natural plant products.

Richard H. Finnell, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Molecular Biology/Mechanisms of Abnormal Development

Type of Organization: Consulting

Richard H. Finnell is the Margaret McKean Love Professor of Nutritional, Cellular and Molecular Sciences in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and serves as the Director of Genomic Research at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He is a Changjiang Scholar Professor at the Collaborative Innovation Center for Genetics and Development at Fudan University, and also an Adjunct Professor in the Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics, JiaoTong University, in the School of Life Sciences at East China Normal University, and at the Institute for Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University Health Science Center. A pediatric geneticist, Dr. Finnell has had a distinguished career researching environmentally induced birth defects. Over his 30-year career, he has authored approximately 300 publications in journals such as Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Cell Biology, PNAS, Developmental Cell and Birth Defects Research. His work with murine embryonic stem cells established the dire embryonic consequences of folate deficiency during embryonic development. Dr. Finnell's ongoing research efforts are funded by multiple grants from the US National Institutes of Health and focus on the role of micronutrient transport in the etiology of neural tube defects and other pediatric neurological disorders. The laboratory uses stem cells, genome editing approaches and mouse genetics to better understand and prevent preventable birth defects.

Stephen B. Harris, PhD, ATS, FRSB

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Consulting

Stephen B. Harris, PhD, Fellow ATS, FRSB is President of Stephen B. Harris Group in San Diego, CA, since September 1982. He has over 40 years of professional experience in developmental and reproductive toxicology and has been an independent consultant for over 30 years. Since 1985, he has held several teaching appointments at San Diego State University, Stanford University, and National University in the areas of developmental and reproductive toxicology. He continues to mentor graduate students, and supervises thesis research, as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University. Dr. Harris’s area of expertise includes: (1) scientific interpretation of data from developmental and reproductive safety evaluation testing programs for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries globally, (2) management and training of Contract Research Organization (CRO) personnel especially in developmental and reproductive toxicity testing including fetal morphological assessments in multiple species, (3) CRO testing facility design, operations, and study monitoring, (4) CRO client pre-qualification site assessments, (5) due diligence for private equity firms and investment banks for potential acquisition of CROs and for drugs with the intent to be repurposed for new therapeutic indications, and (6) product liability issues. He has successfully authored many opinion papers and critiqued numerous technical reports for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries to assure compliance with worldwide regulatory requirements for product approval. Dr. Harris has been invited to deliver several national and international scientific presentations and workshops. He interfaces with both national and international regulatory agencies. Dr. Harris is an Editor for Food and Chemical Toxicology and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Toxicology. Dr. Harris was President of the American College of Toxicology (2006-2007) and a Councilor of the Teratology Society (2012-2015) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and Royal Society of Biology.

Judith W. Henck, PhD, DABT

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Consulting

Judith W. Henck is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology with extensive experience in safety evaluation of pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals. She has designed, conducted and interpreted a large number of toxicology studies during her career, as well as provided integration of nonclinical data for global regulatory submissions. Dr. Henck has served as the toxicology expert on interdisciplinary teams charged with the development of endocrine, cardiovascular, neuroscience, and musculoskeletal therapeutic agents. She has been an invited lecturer on a variety of topics, including male and female reproductive toxicology, developmental and juvenile toxicology, and neurotoxicology, and has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Michigan and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, Marion University. She is the author of over 70 publications, book chapters, and abstracts. She is currently a Consulting Toxicologist, providing expertise in nonclinical safety assessment across all stages of drug development. Specialties include: nonclinical safety assessment, general toxicology, reproductive/developmental toxicology, pediatric/juvenile toxicology, global regulatory submission.

Adrienne Taylor Hoyt, MS, MPH

Primary Field of Interest: Epidemiology

Type of Organization: Government

Adriene Taylor Hoyt has been employed as an epidemiologist with the Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch in Austin, Texas for the past 5 years. Ms. Hoyt currently works with data in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study as well as data from the Texas Registry. Previously, she worked in the New York State Cancer and Congenital Malformations Registries. Ms. Hoyt has an array of interests in the field including topics related to environmental, occupational, dietary and medication exposures over the course of pregnancy.

Terry C. Hrubec, DVM, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Academia

Terry Hrubec earned her DVM and PhD from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine through the combined DVM/PhD program. She holds a dual appointment at VMCVM and at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hrubec has taught Human Anatomy and Embryology for 13 years and is involved in multidisciplinary research collaborations in the areas of Toxicology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science and Bioinformatics. She has mentored and provided research opportunities for 8 graduate students, 7 undergraduate students and 12 medical students and 6 veterinary students. Students in her laboratory have received regional and national awards in research and research presentation. Dr. Hrubec is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Anatomists, Society of Toxicology, and the Teratology Society. 

Thomas B. Knudsen, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Systems Biology

Type of OrganizationGovernment

Thomas Knudsen is a Developmental Systems Biologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) in Research Triangle Park, NC. He received his PhD in Anatomy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1981, working on the cellular basis of abnormal limb development. His postdoctoral training was in Cell Biology at the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati, and NIH Fellow in Developmental Biology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Knudsen held several academic appointments - most recently as Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Craniofacial Biology at the University of Louisville, where he led a research program in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics at the Birth Defects Center and Center for Environmental Genomics and Integrative Biology. He served as a member of the Human Embryology and Developmental Study Section at NIH, is a Past-President of the Teratology Society, and Editor-in-Chief of Reproductive Toxicology (since 2004). Dr. Knudsen joined EPA’s NCCT in 2007, where he is project lead of Virtual Tissue Models in the Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program, and of Virtual Embryo in EPA’s Children’s Environmental Health Research Roadmap. His research on prenatal developmental toxicity has resulted in over 130 scientific publications and is presently focused on computer modeling of embryogenesis for predictive toxicology.

Elise M. Lewis, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of OrganizationContract Research Organization

Elise Lewis received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences and did her graduate work in Developmental Toxicology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Currently, she is a Study Director and Director, Reproductive and Neurobehavioral Toxicology at Charles River in Horsham, Pennsylvania. In her role as Director, she is responsible for recruiting and supervising study directors and principle research scientists, and she has an integral role in implementing and overseeing the science and systems to ensure that Charles River maintains its leadership position in the field of Reproductive, Developmental, and Juvenile Toxicology. As a Study Director, Dr. Lewis’ overall responsibility is the technical conduct of nonclinical laboratory studies, as well as for the interpretation, analysis, documentation and reporting of scientific results; ensure that studies are conducted according to protocol adhering to applicable regulatory guidelines and as specified by Standard Operation Procedures. Her additional responsibilities are presenting seminars and courses in animal research, toxicology and reproductive toxicology for students from grade school through graduate school level including her alma mater and non-Study Director Staff at the Charles River facility. She has authored and co authored multiple publications in various areas of reproductive,developmental, and juvenile toxicology, and has presented at several industry symposia. Prior to joining Charles River, Dr. Lewis was a Study Director for reproductive and developmental toxicology studies at Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Dick Lindhout, MD, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Clinical Teratology

Type of OrganizationAcademia

Dick Lindhout is a board certified clinical geneticist and currently professor of medical genetics at Utrecht University/University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands and medical genetics staff member at SEIN – Epilepsy Institutes in the Netherlands. He received his training in paediatrics at VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, where he defended his thesis on “Teratogenesis of Antiepileptic Drugs, New Aspects of Prevention”. After establishing a genetic counseling service at VU Medical Center, he moved to Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he worked together with Prof. Hans Galjaard and became appointed as professor of clinical genetics and teratology (1985-2000). During this time, he extended his research by investigating the role of antiepileptic drug metabolism and genetics in the reproductive outcome of maternally exposed pregnancies. Together with Bettina Samrén, he developed the EURAP protocol for monitoring pregnancy outcome after maternal antiepileptic drug use, which is now implemented worldwide (www.eurap.org). Furthermore, he established, together with Dicky Halley, a research group on epilepsy genetics which, in collaboration with British (Cardiff) and USA (Boston) groups, identified two genes for tuberous sclerosis, tuberin and hamartin. From 2000-2010, he was head of the Department of Medical Genetics at University Medical Center Utrecht. His current main line of research is in Epilepsy Genetics, and Reproductive Toxicology of Anti-epileptic Drugs. His research is done in close collaboration with the epilepsy centers SEIN and Kempenhaeghe as well as neurology departments in the Netherlands and abroad. The Department of Medical Genetics at UMC Utrecht serves as an (inter)national expert center in molecular genetic diagnostics in epilepsy. (http://www.umcutrecht.nl/subsite/genome-diagnostics/DNA-diagnostics/Gene-Tests.htm). Since November 2015, he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Reproductive Toxic Agents of the Health Council of the Netherlands.

Dana Shuey, PhD, DABT 

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Industry/Product Development (pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer products, etc.) 

Dana Shuey is currently Executive Director, Toxicology for Incyte Corporation, a medium-sized pharmaceutical company specializing in oncology products. Her group is responsible for the planning and execution of all nonclinical toxicology programs, including preparation of regulatory submission packages, for all of our development projects. Prior to joining Incyte two years ago, Dr. Shuey was in a similar position for Endo Pharmaceuticals for almost 12 years, and head of Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology for DuPont Pharmaceuticals before that. She received her PhD in Toxicology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her PhD thesis was on the role of serotonin as a developmental signal in craniofacial development, under Dr. Jean Lauder and in close collaboration with Dr. Tom Sadler. Dr. Shuey then conducted postdoctoral research at the EPA in Research Triangle Park, NC on development of a biologically-based dose-response model for 5-fluorouracil teratogenicity. Dr. Shuey has been a member of the Teratology Society for approximately 20 years and have served on a number of committees (Public Affairs, Nominations, Education, currently Student Affairs chair) and Council. 

Nisha S. Sipes, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Computational Toxicology

Type of Organization: Government 

Nisha S. Sipes, PhD, is a Health Science Evaluator in the Biomolecular Screening Branch of the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Her projects are focused on: (1) analyzing and developing computational approaches for the Tox21 high-throughput screening dataset as well as genomics datasets, (2) developing better estimates of in vivo likelihood of exposure, (3) providing input into testing scenarios, and (4) facilitating better public understanding and use of the data. Prior to joining the NTP, Nisha spent 5 years in the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US EPA where she analyzed ToxCast high-throughput screening data and built computational models of developmental toxicity. Sipes received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, M.S. in biomedical engineering, and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the Society of Toxicology and an active member of the Teratology Society, and serves on the Editorial Board of Reproductive Toxicology. 

William Slikker, Jr., PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Neurotoxicology

Type of Organization: Government

William Slikker, Jr. is the Director of FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR). He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Slikker holds Adjunct Professorships in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has held committee chairmanships or elected offices in several scientific societies, including the Teratology Society (serving as President) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (Chair, Developmental Pharmacology Section and member of the Program Committee) and co-founder and past President of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society. He is currently Associate Editor for NeuroToxicology and Toxicological Sciences. He is the past President of The Academy of Toxicological Sciences, the Society of Toxicology (Presidential term ended 2013), recipient of the 2014 George H. Scott Memorial Award from The Toxicology Forum and invited to present the Warkany Lecture at the 2015 annual meeting of the Teratology Society. Dr. Slikker has authored or co-authored over 300 publications in the areas of transplancental pharmacokinetics, developmental neurotoxicology, neuroprotection, systems biology, and risk assessment. He has also served on several national/international advisory panels for the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)/Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT) Centers for Health Research, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Howard M. Solomon, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Industry/Product Development (pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer products, etc.)

Howard Solomon received his postdoctoral training at Thomas Jefferson University where he worked on projects related to the effects of X-ray and neutron radiation on fetal rat development. He has worked as a study director in developmental toxicology at E.I. DuPont Co., was the head of the Teratology Testing Unit at Rohm and Haas Co. and presently is the manager of regulatory reproduction studies at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. In general, Dr. Solomon has participated in publications characterizing ventricular septal defects and great vessel malformations in rats, describing a modified mid-coronal head sectioning method to examine fetal rabbit heads and brains, and harmonizing terminology used to describe developmental abnormalities. Recently, Dr. Solomon co-lead a workshop sponsored by HESI/DART entitled Developing Criteria for Validating Skeletal Evaluations by Micro-Computed Tomography (micro-CT). His hands-on laboratory experience includes fish embryos, preimplantation mouse embryos, post implantation rat embryos, and micromass cells as early screens to identify developmental toxicants and well as in vivo fetal examinations of rodents and rabbits. Dr. Solomon has been interested and worked in the fields of embryology and development toxicology for the past 42 years.

Belén Tornesi, DVM, MS

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Industry/Product Development (pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer products, etc.)

Belen Tornesi is a Senior Research Toxicologist and Developmental & Reproductive Specialist at AbbVie. Dr. Tornesi currently manages and monitors developmental and reproductive studies for a number of drugs in development. Her role also allows her to interact with clinical groups where she has collaborated on pregnancy and reproductive post-marketing issues during clinical trials - specifically her expertise in animal models (zebrafish) and the 3R’s (stem cells). Dr. Tornesi completed her Veterinary Degree in 1988 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1990, Belén moved to Canada to continue her studies in the area of embryo transfer and reproductive physiology. It was at this time that she received her Master Degree in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Tornesi continued her reproductive research at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where she was responsible for the sperm bank and the in vitro fertilization programs. In 1995, she moved to Texas where she worked at the Department of Animal Science at Texas A & M University in the molecular endocrinology laboratory. In 1997, Dr. Tornesi started working at the Dow Chemical Company in Michigan, where she was involved in reproductive/developmental toxicity research. She was also in charge of the alternative method laboratory where she led all of the in vitro teams/techniques.

Steven Van Cruchten, DVM, PhD

Primary Field of Interest: Developmental Toxicology

Type of Organization: Academia

Steven J. M. Van Cruchten graduated in Veterinary Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Ghent University, Belgium) in 1999 and started his PhD research entitled “Remodelling of the canine endometrium during the estrous cycle” at the same university. After his PhD defense (July 2004), he was recruited as a reproductive toxicologist by Johnson & Johnson in Beerse, Belgium. In this function, he elaborated his knowledge on teratogenicity, fertility and peri- and postnatal development issues with pharmaceutical compounds. He also became involved into the field of juvenile toxicology. During this time, Dr. Van Cruchten also joined the international societies in the field of reproductive toxicology, i.e. the European Teratology Society and the (American) Teratology Society. In January 2008, he took the opportunity to join another pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca in Sweden, as a Toxicology Project Leader, overviewing the complete preclinical development of several compounds. He also kept his expert role in reproductive and juvenile toxicology. Dr. Van Cruchten returned to Belgium in January 2011 to take up the position of associate professor in veterinary anatomy and embryology at the University of Antwerp. His research focuses on the ontogeny of biotransformation processes in animal models for juvenile and reproductive toxicology. To date, he supervises 6 PhD students and is member of several PhD committees.

Teratology Society members may find the full Membership Directory here.

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