Expert in Toxicological Pathology, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM); Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology (Dipl. ECVP); Fellow of the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (IATP); Visiting Full Professor of Veterinary Pathology at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
To provide top global professional service to researchers in the environmental sciences and related disciplines by advancing knowledge to enhance human health.
SUMMARY OF EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND INTERESTS
My education and experience have been obtained at various institutions in different countries. From 1972 to 1977 I studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, where I received my diploma for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. From 1977 to 1979 I specialized in veterinary diagnostic pathology under the supervision of Professor T. A. Nobel at the Kimron Veterinary Institute in Israel . In 1979 I was awarded an Israeli government scholarship to specialize for 18 months in toxicological pathology at the Life Sciences Research Laboratories in England under the supervision of Dr. Peter Finn and Dr. Toshimi Usui.
I have more than 44 years’ experience in evaluation and pre-clinical risk assessment regarding safety-related toxicologic and experimental pathology of chemicals, drugs, medical devices and stem cells. Currently, I am a consultant in Toxicologic Pathology to pharmaceutical companies, CRO’s, and Federal institutes in Israel, Europe,
India and the USA.
I worked for 10 years as a staff scientist and expert in Toxicologic Pathology at the American National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Health (NIH), followed by 8 year as an NTP Consultant.
I serve as an Associate Editor of “Toxicologic Pathology”.
I have strong research-oriented attitude and vast collaboration with top federal research institutes (i.e., NIH, EPA) and academic institutes, with more than 403 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
My considerable deep knowledge, long-standing expertise, and dedication in the area of Toxicologic Pathology has earned me twice the highly valued NIH Director Award “In recognition of consistent dedication and teamwork, insuring quality evaluation and interpretation of pathology aspects of NTP studies”, and “For highly significant scientific and technical contributions to the analysis and reporting of the NTP “dioxin-like chemicals” initiative”.